Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen The Hung attended the teleconference.
According to a report, in the Jan-Sept period, there were 12,600 traffic accidents nationwide, killing more than 5,600 people, and injuring more than 9,600 people. The number of traffic accidents decreased by nearly 600, the number of deaths fell by 353, and the number of injured people dropped by 700 compared to the same period in 2018. Alcohol and drugs are blamed for many serious traffic accidents this year.
Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen The Hung speaks at the teleconference.
Giving a report at the video conference, Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen The Hung said that the traffic safety situation has been maintained. The numbers of accidents, deaths and injuries have all dropped.
Hanoi has also taken drastic actions to prevent traffic accidents. Recently, the Hanoi People’s Committee in collaboration with the National Traffic Safety Committee and the Ministry of Education and Training held a walking event to mobilize people to wear helmets for children, attracting the participation of more than 6,000 people.
Besides, functional forces have inspected and handled more than 624 cases infringing traffic safety regulations; revoked 17,386 driving licenses and seized 20,729 vehicles.
Notably, in the first nine months, the Department of Transport and Hanoi Transport Corporation jointly opened two new bus lines; put into use 128 buses which meet Euro 4 exhaust emission standards; granted 54,473 free bus pass.
Speaking at the teleconference, Deputy PM Truong Hoa Binh recognized and praised the drastic participation of ministries, sectors and localities in the traffic safety work in the first nine months of the year.
For Hanoi, he highly appreciated the city’s actions, such as granting free bus pass for the elderly, offering discount on bus tickets for students, removing coffee shops and street vendors along both sides of the railway in the city, among others.
He also pointed shortcomings and limitations in ensuring traffic safety.
He asked the National Traffic Safety Committee to urge ministries, sectors and localities to effectively carry out the year’s campaign themed “Ensuring Traffic Safety for Passengers and Motorbike Drivers”, and relevant resolutions.
Binh also assigned ministries, sectors and localities to take stronger measures to fulfill all set targets in 2019.