A total of 48 people were killed and 51 others injured in traffic accidents across Vietnam during the four-day break marking National Day (September 2).
The Traffic Police Department under the Ministry of Public and Security reported 79 road crashes throughout the country from Thursday to Sunday.
The accidents claimed 48 lives and injured 51 people.
The number of traffic accidents dropped by 24 percent and the death toll decreased by 12 percent compared to the four-day holiday marking Reunification Day (April 30) and International Workers’ Day (May 1).
|Traffic congestion at the entrance of Hanoi on September 4, 2022. Photo: Giang Long / Tuoi Tre|
During the National Day break, traffic police officers booked more than 40,000 violations, issued fines totaling over VND60 billion (US$2.5 million), and revoked over 6,000 driver’s licenses.
Among the traffic violations, about 8,800 cases of driving under the influence of alcohol were recorded.
Traffic congestion occurred at the entrances of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City as people left the two cities for their hometowns and vacations and returned as the holiday concluded, the Traffic Police Department added.
Local authorities prepared various measures to mitigate the traffic jams.