Traffic collisions fall sharply

Sunday, 18/10/2020, 15:01 [GMT+7]

Traffic collisions fall sharply

Khanh Hoa has seen much improvement in traffic safety recently with no reported cases of illegal street racing and traffic congestion together with huge drop in traffic collisions.
 
Specifically, 77 traffic accidents were reported, killing 81, injuring 19 and causing some VND520 million damage in Khanh Hoa in 9 months. Traffic accidents were down by 53 cases with fatalities down by 53 and injuries down by 37 compared with the same period last year, according to the leader of Khanh Hoa Traffic Safety Board.
 
Nguyen Trong Hien, Chief of Khanh Hoa Traffic Safety Board Office says traffic volumes have decreased significantly due to sharp decline in tourists amid COVID-19 pandemic compared with the same period last year. Besides, regular inspection has been conducted with strict punishment on traffic offences, especially drunk driving under the Decree No. 10. Traffic crashes have reduced. However, careless and inconsiderate driving were blamed for some accidents as drivers took advantage of emptier roads with less traffic to drive at excessive speeds.
 

 

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Traffic propaganda at Phuoc Long 1 Primary School, Nha Trang City.
 
 
 
Over the past months, traffic inspection on drunk driving has been conducted. 153 cases of alcohol-related traffic violations, including 36 cars and 96 motorcycles, were given fines of more than VND1.1 billion and revoked driving licenses. 1 case of drugged driving was found.
 
in order curb traffic accidents to assure safety for road users, specific campaigns with around-the-clock inspection in major areas such as the National Highway 1 and inner roads have been launched to make sure compliance with road traffic rules about the helmet use, parking, speeding, road directions, etc, says Senior Lieutenant-Colonel Ngo Van Thao, Chief of Traffic Police Division, Khanh Hoa Public Security.
 
Heavy traffic is expected in the last months of the year, especially during the Lunar New Year holiday when traffic volumes are on high rise, leading to high crash risks. Although road crashes have reported on a decrease in terms of 3 criteria but the risks should not be underestimated as Khanh Hoa is still listed in a group of provinces with high rate of traffic accidents.
 
Therefore, local authorities need to continue boosting measures to curb traffic accidents, applying high-tech equipment in traffic control, making good use of video surveillance technology for traffic monitoring to detect and handle violations of traffic safety rules; enhancing inspection and surveillance; focusing on patrols to handle high risk cases and traffic offences such as speeding; driving, overtaking in wrong lanes; driving under the influence of alcohol, etc according to Nguyen Van Dan, Director of Khanh Hoa Department of Transportation, Vice-Chief of Khanh Hoa Standing Traffic Safety Board.
 
Thanh Nam
Translated by N.T