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Police launch push for highway safety

Update: June, 13/2014 - 08:58
They are focusing on roads with high levels of traffic accidents and congestion. The campaign, which will end on July 10, is aimed at helping provinces patrol the highways. — Photo dangcongsan

HA NOI (VNS) — Traffic Police have begun a one-month safety campaign along several national highways.

They are focusing on roads with high levels of traffic accidents and congestion.

The campaign, which will end on July 10, is aimed at helping provinces patrol the highways.

Head of the Law Guidance and Traffic Accident Investigation Office, Nguyen Quang Huy, said the campaign would focus on National Highway 1, which runs through the central provinces of Nghe An and Quang Binh; National Highways 5 and 18 in the northern province of Hai Duong; and National Highways 14 and 19 through the Central Highlands' province of Gia Lai.

The inspections will concentrate on serious violations that can lead to accidents, such as speeding, drunk driving, overloading and driving in the wrong lane.

Last year, traffic police inspected and punished nearly 2.6 million drivers for breaking traffic rules. Fines totalled nearly VND1.5 trillion (US$71 million). — VNS

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