In its monthly session, the government ordered ministries and people’s committees to reduce traffic accidents by 5-10 percent.
Local administrations were asked to attain achievements and remedy shortcomings along with pay attention to socioeconomic development. Local governments should step up efforts to fight against smuggling, commercial fraud, especially in border crossings.
As traffic accidents increased drastically during first two days of New Year holidays Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, chairman of the National Committee for Traffic Safety, has sent a dispatch to the Ministry of Public Security and the Ministry of Transport and local governments asking to strengthen measures for traffic safety.
The deputy PM asked policemen and other forces to conduct intensive inspections and issue penalties on traffic law violation especially drunk drivers, overloaded trucks and motobike drivers without helmets.
34 people died and 38 others were injured in 61 road accidents nationwide on January 3, reported the National Traffic Safety Committee’s statistics. In the day, traffic policemen nationwide have handled 4,726 violations and submit VND1,967 million (US$ 92,044) to the state treasury and seized 14 cars and 1,244 motorbikes.