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Traffic fines soar to $138,000 in 2013

Update: January, 25/2014 - 10:50

HA NOI (VNS)— More than 5.5 million traffic violations nationwide resulted in VND2.9 billion (US$138,000) in fines last year, according to the Department of Road and Railway Traffic Police.

The Department credited "the harmonious collaboration of relevant sectors along with timely solutions" for a decline in incidents.

In total, 29,385 road accidents were reported, a drop of 1,610 cases over 2012. The death toll also fell by 55 from 9,424 cases in 2012. Violations such as overloading, drink driving or riding without a helmet made up the biggest slab of convictions.

During 2013, police also claim to have achieved some reforms in transferring vehicle ownership and cancelling invalid registrations. — VNS


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