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Deputy PM asks for alcohol checks for drivers

Update: February, 22/2019 - 17:42
The scene of the accident happened on the Thăng Long Boulevard on February 21 killing two people and injured five others. — Photo laodong.vn
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HÀ NỘI — Following a number of recent serious traffic accidents, Permanent Deputy Prime Minister and chairman of the National Traffic Safety Committee Trương Hòa Bình has asked concerned organisations to redouble checks for violations related to alcohol and drug consumption among drivers.

Reports of the National Traffic Safety Committee showed that several accidents occurred in the past weeks, causing great losses in both human lives and property. The involved drivers were not tested for drug use.

After hearing about the accidents, Deputy PM Bình sent condolences and support to the families of dead and injured victims.

Deputy PM Bình asked the chairman of the Hà Nội People’s Committee to offer guidance to relevant organisations on providing care for injured victims.

The Deputy PM said that, in the case of a serious accident, police must quickly conduct an investigation to determine the cause and strictly punish violators according to existing laws. They must check all involved drivers for elevated concentrations of drugs or alcohol.

The Hà Nội authorities should conduct safety checks on infrastructure and work with the Directorate for Roads of Vietnam to inspect the safety practices of enterprises that own vehicles involved in accidents.

Deputy PM Bình also asked Hà Nội inspectors and police to improve their supervision of main roads into and out of the city including highways 5 and 32 and Thăng Long Boulevard. — VNS

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