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Traffic safety for exams urged

Update: May, 30/2016 - 17:00
Traffic police and youth volunteers control vehicles at a university entrance exam place last year. – Photo vov.vn
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI – The National Traffic Safety Committee has sent a notice to the concerned ministries and sectors to ensure public order and traffic safety during the coming university and college entrance exams starting July 1.

According to the notice, the Ministry of Transport has been asked to guide the departments of transport and transport enterprises to prepare enough standard vehicles for transporting the candidates.

Traffic inspectors are expected to co-operate with traffic police to prevent traffic jams, especially at railway stations and terminals.

Vietnam Railway and Vietnam Airlines are responsible for security arrangements in transporting the exam questions.

The Ministry of Public Security must step up inspections and apply strict penalties for traffic violations, especially in cases of speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol and overcrowding vehicles.

The HCM Central Communist Youth Union should instruct youth volunteers to help the candidates and their families travel to the examination halls and help direct the smooth flow of traffic.

Traffic accidents

The country recorded more than 8,300 traffic accidents, resulting in more than 3,500 fatalities and more than 7,300 injured, from December 16 last year to May 15 this year, according to the National Traffic Safety Committee.

This reflected a reduction of 944 cases, 147 people and more than 1,200 people, respectively, compared with the same period last year.

Over the past five months, traffic police across the country registered 148,414 automobiles and 1.26 million motorbikes.

The road traffic police fined more than 1.5 million people for violating traffic safety regulations, collecting more than VNĐ1 trillion (US$46.7 million). A total of 140,256 people had their driving licences revoked.

Railway traffic police fined more than 1,200 people VNĐ316 million ($14,000). Waterway traffic police fined more than 76,600 people VNĐ44.8 billion ($1.9 million).

From April 16 to May 15 this year, the country recorded 1,700 traffic accidents, with 726 fatalities and 1,491 injured, an increase of 14 cases, 18 people and 7 people, respectively, compared with the same period last year. – VNS

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