28.10.2020, 22:02

Traffic accidents in Vietnam fall in first 10 months

Vietnam witnessed 11653 traffic accidents in the first ten months of this year, down 1823% on-year, according to the National Traffic Safety Committee.

The committee reported that during the period the traffic accidents killed 5456 people and injured 8630 others, down 1364% and 2063% respectively.

A traffic accident

In October, the country has seen 1299 traffic accidents, leaving 580 dead and 1021 injured, down 1758%; 1199% and 1854% on-year.

Between January and October, road accidents accounted for 6582 cases with 5348 deaths and 3500 injuries, down 1045%; 1339% and 1381% against the same phase of last year.

The railway sector saw 73 cases, leaving 58 deaths and 18 injuries. The waterway sector saw 52 accidents with 41 deaths and five injuries.

The main reason for the significant reduction was attributable to the positive impacts of the Law on Alcohol Harm Prevention and Control that took effect on January 12020 along with Government Decree 100 on increased fines for drink driving.

Additionally, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, particularly the social distancing period, people drove less than usual.