Campaign launched to ensure road safety for upcoming Lunar New Year

Friday, 2019-01-04 16:47:37
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Deputy PM Truong Hoa Binh speaking at the ceremony to launch the traffic safety campaign. (Photo: Ha Noi Moi)
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NDO - The National Traffic Safety Committee and the Hanoi government jointly launched a campaign on January 4 aimed at guaranteeing road safety for passengers and motorbike users during the upcoming Tet or Lunar New Year.

Speaking at the launch ceremony, Deputy PM Truong Hoa Binh urged the agencies concerned to implement a wide range of measures to reduce congestion, build a safe road use culture and accelerate road infrastructure improvement projects.

In the month ahead, the Deputy PM called for the effective implementation of the Prime Minister’s message on traffic safety for the Lunar New Year and spring festival season.

For his part, Hanoi Chairman Nguyen Duc Chung stated that the municipal government will take all necessary actions to minimise congestion on major roads into the capital city before and after the Tet holiday.

Hanoi will also step up patrols in order to fine those who violate traffic regulations and make efforts to meet the people’s travel demands, added Chung.

The number of road crashes and deaths in Vietnam has been declining since 2012 but remains high during the public holidays. Last year, more than 8,240 people were killed and 14,800 injured due to traffic accidents.