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VietNamNet Bridge – Office workers and students by day, good samaritans at nightEarlier this week, at 10:30pm, a motorcyclist stranded on National Highway 51 called Team 177’s phone number.

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Police urge parents to curb teen traffic accidents

 VietNamNet Bridge – Luu Duc Hoang, 17, a student from a high school in the northern port city of Hai Phong, does not have a driving licence, but he drives a motorbike every day to school.

HCM City official lambasts traffic law enforcement

 VietNamNet Bridge – The chairman of HCM City People’s Committee has asked all city districts to strengthen enforcement of traffic laws as the number of accidents and fatalities rose dramatically in the first seven months of the year.

VN loses 2.5% of GDP from traffic accidents

 VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam loses 2.5 per cent of its gross domestic product (GDP) annually due to traffic accidents.

HCM City aims to unclog roads to airport

 VietNamNet Bridge – HCM City will focus on easing traffic jams in the two worst affected areas before year-end -- roads leading to Tan Son Nhat International Airport and Cat Lai Port - an official has said.

More public awareness needed as highway accidents increase

 VietNamNet Bridge – Khuat Viet Hung, vice chairman of the National Traffic Safety Committee, recently spoke to the Thoi Bao Kinh Te (the Economic Times) newspaper about vehicle accidents on highways.

Vietnam must start upholding the rule of law, from top to bottom

 VietNamNet Bridge – General Le Van Cuong, former director of the Institute for Strategic Studies, spoke to the Hai quan Cuoi tuan (Weekend Customs) newspaper about improving awareness of law enforcement.

Traffic accidents kill 210 during eight days of Tet holidays

 As many as 334 traffic accidents occurred nationwide during the first 8 days of the nine-day Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday (February 6-13), claiming 210 lives and injuring 331 others.

Speed traps

VietNamNet Bridge – Minister of Transport Dinh La Thang has had no other choice but to issue an ultimatum for the Directorate for Roads of Vietnam to remove unjustified speed limit traps that have become a nightmare for motorists. 

Vietnamese drivers lack road safety awareness

 VietNamNet Bridge – In the last three years, nearly 13,000 traffic accidents have occurred in HCM City, killing 2,141 people and injuring 11,686, of which 80 per cent were caused by lack of driver awareness about traffic laws.

Traffic accidents kill 65 people during New Year holiday

 During the first three days of 2016, there were 124 traffic accidents and 65 fatalities, according to the National Traffic Safety Committee.

Road accidents fall but railway crashes rise in Vietnam in 2015

 Road accidents and fatalities have dropped this year, according to statistics from the National Committee of Traffic Safety.

Traffic accidents kill 9,000 in VN in 2015, 48,000 in five years

 Despite recent positive shifts in national traffic safety, the death toll from accidents this year still stood at about 9,000 people, and was "too high for the country to afford", said Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc yesterday.

Fewer traffic deaths but still far too many

 VietNamNet Bridge – A sleeper-bus in Quang Nam Province killed an 18 year-old woman yesterday and seriously injured 40 others after hitting a truck, without its warning signal, parked on the side of National Highway 1A.

Police, schools tell students to wear helmets wearing

 VietNamNet Bridge – With the new school year approaching this week Ha Noi police called for co-operation from schools to crack down on students riding electrical bikes without wearing helmets.

Plan to pave Old Quarter streets rejected

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Hoan Kiem District Party Committee on Wednesday (August 19) asked the district People's Committee to cancel the plan to pave 11 Old Quarter pedestrianised streets with natural stones.

Dummy traffic cops slow drivers in Can Tho

 VietNamNet Bridge – Can Tho placed traffic police dummies holding speed-measuring devices along dangerous roads in Thot Not District last month to slow down drivers.

Stricter punishment should be imposed on drunk drivers

 VietNamNet Bridge – Despite the decline in traffic accidents since 2012, up to 26 people die every day on Viet Nam's roads.

Traffic accidents decline in 2015

 VietNamNet Bridge – Khuat Viet Hung, Vice-chairman of the National Traffic Safety Committee, told that though less traffic accidents have occurred so far this year, overloaded trucks pose a safety threat.