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More drunk drivers in Saigon than major Asian cities

A survey has found 10.3 percent of drivers in HCMC with excessive blood alcohol levels, higher than in Mumbai and Shanghai.

Public buses fall out of public favor in Saigon

As fewer people in HCMC choose public buses for their regular commute, the service worsens and more commuters drop off.

Truck driver gets 14 years in prison for fatal accident

A truck driver will spend 14 years in jail for a Tay Ninh accident that killed five people, including one child.
November 14, 2019 | 08:33 am GMT+7

Experts warn Hanoi is not ready for exclusive bus lanes

Hanoi's plan to have four more priority bus lanes next year is a hasty decision considering its poor infrastructure, experts say.
September 21, 2019 | 01:00 pm GMT+7

Truck driver gets 13 years for accident killing 8 people

A truck driver sleep-driving while high on meth will spend 13 years in jail after an accident that killed eight commune officials.
September 17, 2019 | 06:00 pm GMT+7

Foreigners involved in 500 road accidents a year in Vietnam

Carelessness and lack of knowledge of traffic laws are to blame for traffic violations by foreigners, according to senior police officers.
September 07, 2019 | 08:11 pm GMT+7

Several trials after, drivers face fresh prosecution for fatal accident

Several trials after an accident that killed four people three years ago in northern Vietnam, the two drivers involved will be prosecuted afresh.
September 06, 2019 | 07:01 pm GMT+7

Saigon's Kenh Te Bridge upgrade squeezes commuters tighter

The erection of road fences for expansion work has worsened rush hour congestion on Kenh Te Bridge in Saigon.
September 03, 2019 | 11:10 am GMT+7

Truck drivers use expressway emergency lane as rest area

Lacking rest stops, drivers in southern Vietnam have taken to using an expressway's emergency stop lane to take a nap.
August 30, 2019 | 08:14 am GMT+7

Four students killed as motorbike slams into road divider

Four college students were killed and another injured Sunday in Thai Nguyen Province when the motorbike they traveling on crashed into the road divider.
August 25, 2019 | 01:46 pm GMT+7

Vietnam Railways wants $107 mln to fence crossings, prevent crashes

Vietnam Railways is seeking VND2.5 trillion ($107 million) to erect barriers at all places where rail tracks and roads intersect, legally and otherwise.
August 22, 2019 | 11:00 am GMT+7

Bus driver fined for using phone on expressway

A Vietnamese bus driver was fined VND700,000 ($30) on Wednesday after a video caught him using a cellphone while driving on an expressway near Hanoi.
August 08, 2019 | 04:14 pm GMT+7

Saigon campaign against foreigners violating traffic laws underway

The Ho Chi Minh City police are set to crack down on violations of traffic laws by foreigners in a campaign starting August 16.
August 05, 2019 | 02:36 pm GMT+7

HCMC downtown car toll not before 2021

2021 would be the earliest that cars in Ho Chi Minh City will have to pay downtown toll, the city's Transport Department said Wednesday.
August 01, 2019 | 05:23 pm GMT+7

Four killed as train hits car in central Vietnam

All four occupants were killed when a car was hit by a train at a level crossing in Binh Thuan Province on Wednesday.
July 31, 2019 | 03:47 pm GMT+7
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