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Update news traffic accidents

In the nine months leading up to October there were 18,697 traffic accidents throughout the country resulting in 6,758 deaths and 17,835 serious injuries, according to the National Traffic Safety Committee.

114 killed in traffic accidents over National Day holiday

 As many as 186 traffic accidents occurred during the four-day holiday from August 30 to September 2, killing 114 people and injuring another 145.

Egypt tour bus collision kills 33 near Sharm El-Sheikh

 Two tour buses have collided near Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt's Sinai peninsula, leaving 33 people dead and 41 injured, officials say.

Proposed late-night alcohol ban could be difficult to implement

Some readers reveal their thoughts on the Ministry of Health's proposal to ban the sale of alcohol from 10pm to 6am in an effort to curb alcohol abuse,

Plan to cleanse Hanoi of rampant advertising

 VietNamNet Bridge – A major plan to regulate the installment of outdoors advertising billboards in Ha Noi has been developed by the city to deal with unauthorised outdoor advertising.

Ministry unveils proposals on late night liquor sales

 VietNamNet Bridge – Those midnight runs for 12-packs of Beer Ha Noi might soon get a bit more complicated.

VN mulls ban on liquor sales after 22h

 VietNamNet Bridge – The sales of liquor and beer may be banned from 10pm to 6am, according to a draft law being prepared by the Ministry of Health.

Traffic accidents in Hanoi outskirts increase

 VietNamNet Bridge – The number of traffic accidents in Ha Noi's suburbs has risen dramatically recently due to general disregard for traffic laws, according to police.

License plates required for electric bikes

 VietNamNet Bridge – Starting June 1, electric bike owners will be required to register their vehicles and get license plates, according to Major Pham Quang Huy, an official from the Ministry of Public Security.

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Hundreds die in Tet traffic accidents

 VietNamNet Bridge – Some 286 people were killed in 598 traffic accidents nationwide during the recent nine-day Tet (Lunar New Year) festival that ran from January 28 to February 5.

Eighty killed, 214 injured during Tet festival

 VietNamNet Bridge – Close to 80 people were killed and 214 others were injured in 182 traffic accidents nationwide in the first three days of the Lunar New Year, the latest report of the National Traffic Safety Committee has revealed.

Traffic accidents claim more than 9,300 lives

 VietNamNet Bridge – The National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC) reports 2013 saw a total of 29,385 traffic accidents that killed 9,369 people and caused 29,500 injuries.

Traffic accidents devastate local families

 VietNamNet Bridge – Nguyen Thanh Thuan (not real his name) of District 8 quit his job, and nearly everything else in his life, after his 13-year-old daughter died in a motorbike accident last year.

Electric bikes peddle menace on Hanoi streets

 VietNamNet Bridge – No technical standards, no driver's licence, no number plates or related papers, no need to buy insurance and speeds of up to 50km per hour.

82 killed in National Day traffic tragedies

 VietNamNet Bridge – The National Traffic Safety Committee said 82 people were killed and 117 others were injured due to traffic accidents during the National Day holidays.

Many traffic violators escape punishment

 VietNamNet Bridge – Lax management by the HCM City Transport Department on the operation of container trucks and buses has led to a large number of traffic violation cases and traffic accidents.

Traffic accidents kill six in southern provinces

 VietNamNet Bridge – Three people died yesterday, July 14, when a 16 seater bus collided head on with a motorbike travelling in the opposite direction in Tan Thanh District, Binh Duong Province.