Vietnam has witnessed a drastic decline in traffic accidents this year, according to the National Traffic Safety Committee.
The National Traffic Safety Committee reported that between December 15, 2019 and December 14 this year, Vietnam saw 14,510 traffic accidents with 6,700 fatalities and 10,804 injuries.
The figures represented year-on-year decreases of 17.6% in the number of cases, 12.12% in the number of deaths and 20.7% in the number of injuries.
From November 15 and December 14, 1,525 traffic accidents occurred nationwide, killing 652 people and injuring 1,152 others, down 13.45%, 0.61% and 22.27% on-year respectively.
Earlier, Khuat Viet Hung, vice chairman of the National Committee for Traffic Safety, said that the Law on Alcohol Harm Prevention and Control and Decree 100 on fines for drunk driving which have taken into effect early this year helped to reduce traffic accidents.
Vietnam is expected to see a drop of 10% in the number of traffic accidents, deaths and injuries this year, the lowest level over the past decade.
This article was originally published on Dtinews