JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

13 die, 21 injured in traffic accidents across Vietnam on New Year’s Day

13 die, 21 injured in traffic accidents across Vietnam on New Year’s Day

Monday, January 02, 2023, 11:31 GMT+7
13 die, 21 injured in traffic accidents across Vietnam on New Year’s Day
The scene of a traffic accident on Ho Chi Minh Road in Gia Lai Province, Vietnam, December 27, 2022. Photo: Van Hieu / Tuoi Tre

Twenty-eight traffic accidents claimed 13 lives and injured 21 people across Vietnam on New Year’s Day, according to the Traffic Police Department under the Ministry of Public Security.

All of the accidents involved road traffic while no crashes occurred on railways and waterways.

Traffic police officers booked more than 7,000 cases of traffic safety violations and fined violators nearly VND12 billion (US$507,722) during the ongoing three-day New Year holiday that started on Saturday.

Those included 1,330 cases of alcohol concentration violations, three cases of drug violations, 1,058 cases violating speed rules, and 186 cases of illegally expanding trunks and overloading.

Fifty-eight cases were detected on highways, where the violating drivers were fined VND197.4 million ($8,352).

Officers temporarily seized 140 cars, 1,920 motorbikes, and 18 other vehicles, while stripping 1,159 drivers of driver's licenses of all kinds.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Bao Anh - Danh Trong / Tuoi Tre News

Read more

18 die of rabies in Vietnam in Jan-Feb

Nearly 70,000 people suffering dog and cat bites received treatment at hospitals and got vaccinated against rabies during the two-month period

1 day ago



‘Taste of Australia’ gala dinner held in Ho Chi Minh City after 2-year hiatus

Taste of Australia Gala Reception has returned to the Park Hyatt Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City's District 1 after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Vietnamese woman gives unconditional love to hundreds of adopted children

Despite her own immense hardship, she has taken in and cared for hundreds of orphans over the past three decades.

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta celebrates spring with ‘hat boi’ performances

The art form is so popular that it attracts people from all ages in the Mekong Delta

Vietnamese youngster travels back in time with clay miniatures

Each work is a scene caught by Dung and kept in his memories through his journeys across Vietnam

Latest news