Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — People who do not wear a seat belt are 30 times more likely to be thrown out of a vehicle during a crash. More than 75 per cent of people who are ejected during a fatal crash die from their injuries. The information was released at the launching of “Protect Your Precious” campaign in Hà Nội on Sunday. Co-organised by General Motors Việt Nam (GM Việt Nam), Việt Nam National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC), Ministry of Education and Training and Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation, it aimed to promote the use of safety seats for children and raise awareness of the importance of children wearing seat belts. The campaign includes a series of communication activities and three knowledge-sharing workshops for car-owning parents in Hà Nội, Đà Nẵng and HCM City. Nguyễn Trọng Thái, NTSC’s chief officer, said there were more than 20 fatalities and 60 … [Read more...] about Seat belt mandatory to prevent injury during accident
Illustrative image (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam recorded 4,674 traffic accidents that killed 2,149 people and injured 3,627 others in the first quarter this year, reported the National Traffic Safety Committee during a teleconference in Hanoi at the end of March. Compared to the same period last year, traffic accident numbers fell by 2.89 percent but fatalities rose 1.66 percent. Among 27 localities posting more fatalities, 14 saw a rise of more than 40 percent while Ca Mau, Tay Ninh and Cao Bang provinces registered 150 percent or more extra deaths. Chairing the event, Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh, also Chairman of the National Traffic Safety Committee, said traffic rule violations are rising, especially on highways and rural areas, and management in the field remains poor. Vice Chairman of the Hanoi municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Quoc Hung said the city’s Transport Department will consider a plan to adjust inter-provincial … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s traffic accident cases down in first quarter
Permament Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình speaks at at the Committee’s national online conference held yesterday in Hà Nội to review traffic safety in the first quarter of this year. – Photo tuoitre.vn HÀ NỘI – Permament Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình asked the Ministry of Transport to propose practical solutions to ensure traffic order and safety in the coming time and prevent traffic accidents, especially cases that seriously damage passenger cars. Bình, who is also Chairman of the National Traffic Safety Committee, was speaking at the Committee’s national online conference held yesterday in Hà Nội to review traffic safety in the first quarter of this year. The country has seen many serious traffic accidents, with numerous injuries and fatalities as well as great damage to property, the deputy PM said. “Traffic congestion in big cities, especially Hà … [Read more...] about MoT tackles accidents
VietNamNet Bridge - A ceiling unexpectedly collapsed at a high school in Hanoi. A preschool child suffered a skull fracture in Dak Lak, and a male student died after a concrete block fell on him. These are just a few of the accidents that have occurred in schools recently. The student whose clavicle was broken On March 20, 12th graders at Tran Nhan Tong High School were hit on the head by a block of mortar from the ceiling of a classroom. Three students were hospitalized. Lawyer suggested that new regulations need to be created on assessing the quality of public works, including schools, hospitals and terminals. The student was brought to Tam Dao District General Hospital, where physicians said his clavicle had been broken. RELATED NEWS Parents worried about increase in accidents at schools Schools to up traffic safety Tien Phong … [Read more...] about Accidents at schools: who is to blame?
A crash between a fire engine and a passenger bus in Hanoi killed one firefighter and injured 10 others. The accident occurred on the afternoon of March 18 on Phap Van-Cau Gie Highway. The fire truck with with seven firefighters onboard was answering a call when it was hit by the 45-seat bus which was travelling in the opposite direction from Hanoi to Ninh Binh Province. The clip about the accident Eleven people were injured in the accident, including six firefighters and five people on the bus. Due to serious multiple injuries, one of firefighters died later, said Senior Lieutenant Colonel Do Anh Tuyen from Hanoi Fire Fighting and Prevention Police. Another injured firefighter is still in critical condition. The passenger bus seriously damaged Tuyen added that the bus assistant is also now staying at hospital for treatment with a broken leg. Other people who have light injuries have been discharged from hospital. The slippery road and misty weather were … [Read more...] about One firefighter killed, 10 others injured in traffic accident in Hanoi