Vietnam sees decrease in traffic accidents

By VNA   January 16, 2023 | 07:28 pm PT
Vietnam sees decrease in traffic accidents
A police officer regulates traffic in Ho Chi Minh City in May 2022. Photo by VnExpress/Dinh Van
Traffic accidents in Vietnam have dropped since the launch of a campaign to ensure safety and and order for the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday and other major events.

According to the Traffic Police Department under the Ministry of Public Security, 1,854 traffic accidents occurred nationwide from November 15, 2022 to January 12, 2023, killing 1,026 people and injuring 1,323 others, a decrease of 6.12%, 3.84% and 6.10%, respectively, from two months earlier.

There were 1,838 road accidents, claiming 1,015 lives and injuring 1,319, down 6.17%, 3.43% and 6.25%, respectively. Fifteen accidents happened on railway, killing 11 persons and injuring three others.

One person was killed in a waterway accident.

Traffic police officers across the country handled a total of 521,000 traffic law violations and imposed fines worth VND1 trillion (US$42.6 million).

They also temporarily seized more than 6,600 cars, 128,420 motorcycles and 15 waterway vehicles.

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