Viet Nam News Thu Vân Somehow the most basic rule of driving is being ignored. Despite thousands of warnings, drunk and drugged drivers still risk theirs and other’s lives on the roads daily. Public health messaging about the dangers of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs is falling on deaf ears. Imagine if one of your loved ones died while sat on their motorbike at a red light, killed by a drunk or drugged driver! Would your anger have any limit? Here in Việt Nam, if you don’t have a car and just drive a motorbike or bicycle or even walk, it is almost a daily risk. If governments and safety organisations across Việt Nam needed a fire lit under them to boost public education around the dangers of drunk and drugged driving, fatal accidents in the past few weeks should have done the trick. On January 22, truck driver Lương Văn Tâm crashed into a group of eight people walking along the edge of the … [Read more...] about When inaction causes fatal accidents
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A railroad crossing on Kham Thien Street, Hanoi (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - Vietnam Railway (VNR) aims to accelerate its growth to a rate of 8 percent in 2019 after suffering depression from 2015 to 2017. The corporation also plans to utilise the 7 trillion VND (300 million USD) in funding approved by the National Assembly in September last year to upgrade four railway infrastructure projects. “In spite of the severe fall between 2015 and 2017, VNR started recovering in 2018,” said Vu Anh Minh, head of the VNR Committee of Members. “We hope to sustain that momentum in 2019.” Improvements in service quality will also be targeted as a part of VNR’s passenger-oriented strategies. “We have built new trains which focus on offering genuine experiences and providing better services for tourists and passengers,” said Minh. On January 10, 2018, six new five-star trains on the Reunification route connecting Hanoi and HCM City were launched. … [Read more...] about Railway firm gets back on track after rough years
VietNamNet Bridge – In only three days, three terrific traffic accidents killed 16 people, injured more than 50 others. On June 9, a traffic accident also killed a famous Japanese archaeologist in Hanoi. Traffic accidents have become the biggest threat for Vietnamese people whenever they get out. What must we do to stop that hurt? Many killed in traffic accidents in Quang Nam & Khanh Hoa According to the Road - Railways Traffic Police Department, in the first week of June, up to 339 traffic accidents occurred, killing 151 people and injuring 232 others. The most terrible accident occurred on the morning of June 7 in Khanh Hoa province, killing seven and injuring over 20 others. Two days later, on June 9, a coach of Mai Linh firm was upturned on the National Highway 1A in Quang Nam Province, taking the life of three people and making 30 others injured. The same day, in Long Dien District, Ba Ria - Vung Tau province, a frozen truck collided with three … [Read more...] about How to stop the pain from traffic accidents?
HCM City to open major bridge to traffic before Tet Rach Chiec 2 bridge now under construction, east of HCMC, will be put into use before the upcoming Lunar New Year (Tet) in early February. The city government has told the HCMC Department of Transport to urge Urban Traffic Management Unit No.2 to accelerate construction work on Rach Chiec 2 and open it to traffic to help facilitate traffic at the city’s eastern gateway, especially in the area of Cat Lai and Binh Thai intersection. The four-lane bridge measuring 868 meters in length belongs to the first phase and costs VND871 trillion (over US$38.75 million). Another four-lane bridge will be built in phase two. Currently, the eastern part of HCMC has Rach Chiec 1 Bridge on Hanoi Highway. Urban Traffic Management Unit No.2 needs to study building a road section to connect Le Van Viet Street and Tram 2 intersection to the eastern ring road and a road section from Rach Chiec 2 bridge to Binh Thai intersection to facilitate traffic … [Read more...] about Social News 21/12
Drunk drivers may be jailed Quang Chung By Quang Chung - The Saigon Times Daily HCMC – The Directorate for Roads of Vietnam has written to the Ministry of Transport proposing new preventive measures against road traffic rule violations, including imprisonment of drunk drivers. As proposed by the agency, if one has alcohol content exceeding 100mg per 100ml of blood or 0.4mg per liter of breath, he or she would be charged with violating road traffic regulations. Article 204.4 of the Penal Code says violators of road traffic regulations causing very serious consequences are subject to non-custodial reeducation of up to one year or a prison term of between three months and two years. The proposal to jail drunk drivers aims to reduce risks as statistics pointed out up to 45% of traffic accidents nationwide were caused by drunk drivers. Besides, many countries like France, Sweden and China treat drunk driving as a criminal office, the directorate gave an explanation for its … [Read more...] about Drunk drivers may be jailed