Year of Traffic Safety 2018 launched in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City

Illustrative image (Source: VNA)   Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy PrimeMinister Truong Hoa Binh launched the Year of Traffic Safety 2018 during aceremony in Hanoi on January 3. Speaking at the event, Binh said trafficaccidents decreased in number of cases, fatalities and injured victims from2012 – 2017. In 2017, traffic accidents claimed 8,279lives, 406 fewer than 2016, marking the greatest single year reduction since2013. He asked the National Traffic SafetyCommittee, ministries, agencies, mass organisations and authorities ofcentrally-run cities and provinces to abide by the Secretariat of the CommunistParty of Vietnam Central Committee’s Decree on strengthening Party leadershipon ensuring safety and order of road, railway and inland waterway traffic, theGovernment’s resolution on adopting key measures to ensure traffic safety andorder and instructions from Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.The Deputy PM requested fulfilling key tasksthis year, including refining mechanisms on traffic safety, modernisingequipment for traffic police and inspectors, restructuring and improving publictransport services and using modern technology in transport management, amongothers. Concluding the event was a parade by transportpublic security forces. A similar event took place in Ho Chi MinhCity the same day.-VNA

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