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Update news traffic accidents

 VietNamNet Bridge – A series of recent traffic accidents in central Vietnam have been blamed on potholes and road mismanagement recently, raising public concerns over traffic safety and the responsibility of agencies.

31,000 overloaded vehicles refused entry to highways: VEC

 VietNamNet Bridge – Transport authorities have prevented 31,000 trucks overloaded with goods or passengers from entering highways since early this year, 

Hypertension on-the-rise poses serious health risks

 VietNamNet Bridge – The number of people who die of hypertension each year in Vietnam is 10 times higher than the number of victims killed by traffic accidents, 

Traffic accidents kill 67 during holidays

 VietNamNet Bridge – Traffic accidents killed 67 people and injured 74 others during the three days of New Year holidays, data from the Ministry of Public Security showed on January 1.

Hanoi must improve vehicle recovery

 VietNamNet Bridge – Although Ha Noi is one of the country’s biggest cities, its system for removing broken-down vehicles from crowded roads is ineffective, 

24,400 car plates to expire

 VietNamNet Bridge – According to estimates, there are more than 24,400 cars and trucks with expired registration as of January 1, 2018, according to the Viet Nam Register.

VN aims to improve road safety

Around 800 local and international traffic experts and policymakers shared vision and discussed action programmes for safe, green and integrated transport at a meeting held yesterday in HCM City.

Int’l traffic safety conference to be held in HCM City, Binh Duong

More than 600 local and international traffic experts and policymakers are expected to take part in the 12th International Conference of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies in HCM City and Binh Duong

Crime, traffic accidents in Vietnam drop in first six months

 VietNamNet Bridge – The number of crimes dropped by nearly four per cent in the first six months of the year in comparison with the same period last year, 

HCM City aims to reduce seaport traffic jams

The HCM City People’s Committee has asked the Department of Transport to seek measures to tackle traffic congestion at 37 traffic-congestion hotpots across the city,

Make railways top development engine

Former Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Transport, Professor La Ngoc Khue, talks about the glaring imbalance of Viet Nam’s traffic system.

The taxi driver who saves lives

A taxi driver from the central province of Nghe An has turned his house into a first-aid station so that he can offer timely help to traffic accident victims.

Patients waits days for central hospital surgery

 VietNamNet Bridge – A week after a traffic accident, 52-year-old woman Tran Thi Linh arrived at Viet Nam-Germany Hospital on April 28 to get patella surgery.

Speeding causes 10% of accidents

The Office Chief of the National Traffic Safety Committee, Nguyen Trong Thai, talks to Hai quan (Customs) newspaper about measures to reduce speeding, one of the key traffic accident causes.

Campaign launched against drowsy driving

 VietNamNet Bridge – Dang Van Manh, a 32-year-old driver from Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, was sleepy although his eyes remained open.

Hanoi to clear sidewalks of cars, beer joints

All districts and communes in the capital city of Ha Noi will start campaigns this week to control the pervasive encroachment of cafes, beer joints and cars on sidewalks,

Should we celebrate Tet at all?

 And/or, why are we celebrating two New Years every year?Amidst all the happy hustle and bustle associated with the approach of Tet (Lunar New Year), this topic is being revisited this year on social media with surprising fervour.

Ice storm pelts central U.S., causing deadly road conditions

 A winter storm battered a large swath of the central United States on Sunday with ice and freezing rain, creating dangerous driving conditions that caused at least five traffic-related deaths and leaving thousands without power.

More traffic cameras? Maybe not

 VietNamNet Bridge – Ha Noi’s Traffic Police Division has proposed installing 3,000 additional cameras to supervise traffic, but experts think installing so many cameras at once should be considered carefully.

New roads, old traffic safety problems

A number of highways have been opened for public use recently, benefiting the country’s socio-economic development. But ensuring traffic safety along these roads is difficult due to drivers’ low level of awareness and slack infrastructure management,