104 traffic accidents claiming 55 lives during nationwide holiday

May, 04/2022 - 16:01
There were 55 deaths on the roads and 84 people injured during the four-day holiday and a total of 104 traffic accidents, according to figures released by the Traffic Police Department. 

 

A crash involving a motorbike and a truck in Bình Phước Province on May 3, 2022, resulting in one death and one injured person. — VNA/VNS Photo Đậu Tất Thành 

HÀ NỘI — There were 55 deaths on the roads and 84 people injured during the four-day holiday and a total of 104 traffic accidents, according to figures released by the Traffic Police Department. 

The public holiday, marking the Southern Liberation and National Reunification lasted from April 30 to May 3, and saw the largest volume of traffic since the start of COVID-19 pandemic as the country has lifted almost all virus curbs thanks to high vaccination rates.

Compared to the same holiday last year, the number of accidents and fatalities went down 6.3 per cent and 5.17 per cent, respectively while there was an increase of 31.25 per cent in injured people.

Police also found 24,061 violations of traffic regulations, collecting fines of VNĐ26.35 billion (nearly US$1.15 million). Over 400 cars and 6,257 motorbikes were seized and 2,684 driving licences revoked. 

Most of the violators were fined for not wearing a helmet, exceeding the legal blood alcohol limit and exceeding speed limits. — VNS 

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