|Since the beginning of this year, there have been 60 road accidents in the province, killing 24 and leaving 74 injured. — File Photo
LAI CHAU (VNS) — The transport police in Lai Chau northern mountainous province yesterday kicked off a campaign to focus on punishing drivers who were found speeding.
Provincial transport policemen in co-ordination with the local police were deployed across the province to check drivers who were speeding and also measure alcohol levels among drivers, especially bus drivers.
The campaign will last until the end of this year.
Head of Lai Chau Province's transport police office Nguyen Van Luy said the main reasons for recent road accidents were mainly speeding, and driving while drunk. The increasing number of accidents occurred in rural and inter-township roads, he added.
He said, "In order to reduce accidents on rural roads, provincial transport policemen and transport safety committee has asked State offices to sign commitments on implementing transport safety regulations."
Since the beginning of this year, there have been 60 road accidents in the province, killing 24 and leaving 74 injured. — VNS