Traffic police facebook launched

Update: December, 05/2016 - 17:05
Cameras areu sed to monitor traffic at busy junctions in Đà Nẵng city. — VNS Photo Công Thành
Viet Nam News

Đà Nẵng — Đà Nẵng city’s traffic police has a Facebook page, Cảnh Sát Giao Thông Thành Phố Đà Nẵng, or Đà Nẵng City’s Traffic Police, to interact with locals and tourists after a two-month trial period.

Colonel Lê Văn Ngọc, head of the city’s traffic police office, said they had received feedback from 1,300 members just a day after launching on Sunday.

He said the Facebook page, the second of its kind after the city’s Urban Management Facebook last year, will help traffic police resolve complaints and tackle traffic congestion, traffic accidents and violations.

Ngọc said the communication is in a friendly manner between police and residents, creating quicker emergency response times for accidents in the city.

He said local residents and tourists can send photos, video clips and warnings on traffic safety, helping traffic police provide quicker guidance on traffic conflicts.

Đà Nẵng has led the way as a locality using social networking in urban management, traffic and public security.

The city has already installed five camera systems at more than 4,700 sites to monitor traffic accidents and violations.

Last year, a camera system caught 62 traffic violations along Thuận Phước Bridge.

The city’s urban management Facebook has featured the participation of 20,000 people online and 11 managers from the departments and agencies on supervising environment pollution, social disorder, traffic, tourism and crime.

Over 2,500 crimes in public sites were reported to the city’s administration via Facebook in 2015.

Last year, the city used the Vietnamese service, called Zalo, to provide administrative information.

A report from the city’s traffic police said Đà Nẵng, which has a population of 900,000, has 69,000 cars, 800,000 motorbikes and over 5,000 battery-powered bikes, excluding cars and personal vehicles from localities that pass in and out everyday.

According to the city’s traffic police, over 7,000 car drivers have joined driving training courses.  

The city recorded 59 traffic accidents in the first half this year, killing 43 people and wounding 38 others. — VNS