National traffic safety month launched
VGP - The Department of Traffic Police under the Ministry of Public Security launched a national traffic safety month on April 15.
During the month, the traffic police will be mobilized to ensure the safety and convenience of road users in an effort to make travel safer for all.
The traffic police will thoroughly apply technology in patrolling and inspecting traffic vehicles, using scientific and technical measures to detect and handle violations, as well as manage the work of the traffic police forces.
They will patrol and strictly handle traffic safety violations such as drivers using alcohol and drugs, carrying overloaded goods, arbitrarily renovated vehicles, illegal racing, excessive speed and not wearing helmets, as well as causes of traffic accidents and traffic jams.
On the railways, the traffic police will ensure safety, actively cooperate with local authorities, police and the railway workers to inspect and handle vehicles that cross red lights, block trains and remove encroaching houses that violate the railway traffic safety corridor.
On inland waterways, the police force will coordinate with agencies to examine key waterways and tourist waterways, illegal ports and wharves; and waterway vehicles transporting students and passengers.
In Q1, the country reported 2,762 traffic accidents with 1,676 deaths and 1,741 injuries./.