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HA NOI (VNS) — The National Traffic Safety Committee has declared 10 hotlines that residents can call to report information on transport and traffic safety during this year's new year festival.
Residents can call the Directorate for Roads of Vietnam at 0916908085, 0913432383 and 0917908085, or leaders of the Ministry of Transport at 0912379753, 0903474737 and 0913209741.
The hotlines of the National Traffic Safety Committee include 0989088719, 0917577777 and 0995918666.
To contact the Road and Railway Traffic Police Department under the Ministry of Public Security, residents can call 06942608.
The announcement followed a request from Prime Minister Nguyễn Tấn Dũng to ensure traffic safety during the festival.
Dũng asked the Ministry of Transport and local departments of transport to strengthen their management of the safety conditions of vehicles on the road and apply strict penalties for transport violations such as illegally increasing travelling ticket prices and transport fees.
Dũng also asked the Ministry of Public Security to draw up plans for patrols during the festival. Penalties will focus on drunk drivers, drivers encroaching on the wrong lanes and using unsafe vehicles, and illegal automobile and motorbike racing.
The National Traffic Safety Committee required police departments to keep a close watch on roads with heavy traffic, especially main roads leading to major urban areas, seaports, stations and terminals.
Illegal terminals will be shut down, and unsafe vehicles will be confiscated. — VNS