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Da Nang introduces speed limit on key bridge

Update: July, 29/2015 - 16:05
The accident scene that killed three people and injured two children on Thuan Phuoc Bridge on July 13. — Photo

DA NANG (VNS) — The speed limit on Thuan Phuoc Bridge in Da Nang will be 40km per hour, following two serious accidents on the central city's highest bridge recently.

The People's Committee of the city yesterday instructed the municipal department of transport to install speed-limit signs on either side of the 250m bridge in an attempt to minimise accident risks.

The department will also install warning signals on roads leading to the bridge, with soft and light-reflecting median strips on the bridge.

High-definition cameras will be installed to monitor the vehicles and record their number plates. The bridge's lighting system will also be checked to ensure the safety of travellers.

The local police will enhance supervision to check drunk-driving and will strictly punish violators.

All necessary work will reportedly have to be completed by Friday.

Earlier this month, two serious accidents happened on the bridge within a week.

A woman was killed and her husband was injured in a hit-and-run accident on the night of July 19. The killer driver, a local resident who was arrested after one day, said he had consumed alcohol, including beer, 30 minutes before he hit the motorbike of the two victims.

In another accident between a van and a motorbike on July 13, three people were killed and two children were injured. Two of the dead victims were pushed off the bridge from a height of 10 metres. The injured children were discharged from the city's General Hospital on Sunday. — VNS

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