|Under the proposal, the speed limit for cars travelling on this section of the Phạm Văn Đồng Road would be reduced to 70kph. – Photo plo.vn|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — The HCM City road and railway police have submitted a proposal to the city’s Transport Department to lower the speed limit on ten roads to 40kph.
The move aims to reduce traffic accidents, which were recently reported to be on the rise, and ensure traffic safety on the affected roads.
The Tuổi Trẻ (Youth) newspaper reported that container vehicles and trucks run at high speeds on the section of National Highway No.1 that passes through the Bình Chánh and Bình Tân districts. A number of accidents have occurred on this stretch due to overspeeding.
The current speed limit on the ten roads is based on Circular 91 issued by the Ministry of Transport in 2015.
Under the new proposal, the current speed limit of 80kph for coaches and cars would be downgraded to 60 to 70 kph, while the existing speed limit of 60kph for trucks and similar vehicles would be reduced to 40 to 50 kph.
The proposal covers sections of National Highway No.1, specifically the portions from the An Lạc roundabout to the area close to Long An Province and from the same roundabout to Đồng Nai bridge, as well as Phạm Văn Đồng Road and Trường Chinh Street. Also included are a section of Highway No.22 connecting the An Sương intersection to the area close to Tây Ninh Province, Nguyễn Văn Linh Street, Kinh Dương Vương Street, and Quang Trung Street, as well as Nguyễn Kiệm Street, Nguyễn Văn Lương Street, and Phan Văn Trị Street.
According to the HCM City Transport Department, nearly 1,500 traffic accidents have been recorded in the city, killing 303 people and injuring over 1,000 others this year.
In May alone, there were 280 accidents with 37 deaths. – VNS