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Car limit proposed for Hải Vân Pass

Update: January, 25/2019 - 18:22
Rescuers at the scene of an accident on the Hải Vân Pass. — VNA/VNS Photo Trần Lê Lâm
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — The Directorate for Roads of Việt Nam (DRVN) has proposed the Ministry of Transport to work with competent agencies to study traffic flow and consider limiting passenger cars and sleeper buses travelling on the Hải Vân Pass.

The move was made after a number of recent traffic accidents, including a coach which plunged into the ravine.

According to a report by the DRVN, the Hải Vân Pass is 19.3km long and very steep in parts, posing risks for road users.

To ensure traffic safety on the pass, the DRVN also proposed the ministry to consider, survey and design more bypasses and stops for technical checks at appropriate locations on the pass.

Raising awareness on traffic safety should also be improved.

The Hải Vân Pass also needs more signs, fences and trees to prevent vehicles from falling into the ravine in the event of an accident.

On January 8, a coach plunged from the road while travelling on the Hải Vân Pass in Thừa Thiên-Huế Province, claiming one life and injuring 20 others. — VNS

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