Traffic accidents in Hanoi slightly decrease
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accidents in Hanoi killed 129 people and injured 274 others in recent months, a
decline compared to the same period last year, announced the Hanoi Department
The number of dead and injured
dropped by 8.5 percent and 7.7 percent respectively, from mid-December 2016 to
mid-March 2017. There were 338 accidents, a decrease of 1.7 percent.
The outcome was attributed to
measures local authorities deployed to prevent traffic jams and accidents.
However, there was a rise in railway
accidents in the first three months of 2017, with seven accidents claiming
seven lives, an increase of three cases year-on-year.
the first quarter of 2017, the city traffic police handled more than 11,700
cases of traffic violations, with total fines of about 22.3 billion VND
(981,000 USD). Nearly 160 vehicles were seized and 1,587 drivers had their
driving licences revoked.-VNA