|The scene at the fatal accident, which killed six people and seriously injured one. — Photo baodanang.vn
DA NANG (VNS) — Directorate for Roads of Vietnam (DRVN) has requested HCM City's Transport Department to conduct a comprehensive inspection of Trung Nam Passenger Bus Cooperative's compliance with transport trading regulations.
The move comes after a bus belonging to Trung Nam Passenger Bus Cooperative met with an accident in central Da Nang on April 29, causing the death of six people.
The DRVN has asked the transport department to examine all the passenger buses of the cooperative to ensure that they met all safety requirements.
Buses that do not transfer recorded data from black boxes to the DRVN's servers and buses that are found speeding and causing accidents will have their registration badges revoked.
The result of the inspection must be reported to the DRVN before May 15.
On April 29, a sleeper bus carrying 30 people crashed into a 4-seater car at the intersection of a bypass on the southern side of the city's Hai Van Tunnel.
Four of the seven people in the car were killed on the spot, while two were reportedly dead after being hospitalised and one was seriously injured.
All 30 passengers on the bus were reported safe.
The car was thrown about 100 metres from the collision site and deformed.
The bus was en route from Quang Tri Province to HCM City while the car was on its way back to Da Nang centre from a trip to the Ba Na Hills Resort.
The DRVN's initial inspection of the bus's black box revealed that the bus was driving at a speed of 85kph when the collision happened. Speed limit for that point was 50kph.
The DRVN also conducted an inspection of 143 passenger buses of the cooperative. Some 27 buses were found to have failed to transfer data from the monitoring device to the DRVN's servers and 91 were found to cross speed limits. — VNS