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Vietnam pilots "taking drunkards home" service

Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 11:34 GMT+7

A program conducted by a traffic safety agency and a beverage association has been initiated to pilot the “taking drunkards home” service in Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City in an effort to reduce accidents caused by drivers under the influence of alcohol.

The National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC) and the Vietnam Beer Alcohol Beverage Association (VBA) on Sunday signed a cooperation pact to kick-start a program to prevent and control alcohol and beer abuse among drivers nationwide.

This program kicked off only 10 days ahead of the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday, which falls on February 19. During this holiday, Vietnamese tend to drink more beer and alcohol during celebrations and friend or family gatherings.

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