Further efforts urged to ensure traffic safety

Wednesday, 2019-04-24 17:49:40
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Deputy PM Truong Hoa Binh speaks at the conference. (Photo: NDO/Bong Mai)
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NDO - A strong political determination and more drastic actions by agencies, branches and localities at all levels are necessary to reduce the number of traffic accidents, deaths and injuries, especially the number of serious traffic accidents.

Politburo member and Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh made the request while presiding over a teleconference in Hanoi on April 24, held by the National Committee for Traffic Safety, to review traffic safety and order in the first quarter of this year and to roll out the tasks for 2019.

The deputy PM asked the Ministry of Transport, the relevant agencies and localities nationwide to propose practical solutions to prevent traffic accidents, especially cases that seriously damage passenger cars.

Following a number of serious recent traffic accidents, the Deputy PM asked the organisations concerned to redouble their checks for violations related to alcohol and drug consumption among drivers.

The committee revealed at the conference that as many as 4,030 traffic accidents occurred nationwide in the first quarter of this year, leaving 1,905 dead and 3,141 injured.

The numbers represent a decrease of 644 cases, a decrease of 244 in fatalities and a decrease of 486 injuries in comparison with the previous year.However, there were still seven serious accidents leaving 29 people injured and 29 dead.