It is not clear whether they are a satirical spoof but the videos are clearly a response to a spate of recent accidents where people waiting on motorbikes at red lights have been killed and injured. The most horrific accident of them all happened in southern Long An Province early this month, killing four and injuring many others when a truck driver high on alcohol and heroin plowed into dozens of motorbikes waiting at a traffic light. Last October, a Saigon woman driving under the influence killed one person and injured five. The woman was speeding on Dien Bien Phu Street and approaching the Saigon Bridge as she lost control and crashed her BMW into five motorbikes waiting at the Hang Xanh intersection traffic light. These and other similar incidents have led to anger and fear that commuters are not safe when stopping at traffic lights. The incidents have prompted a few youngsters to offer "solutions" on how to safely wait at a red light. They have posted several videos on Facebook … [Read more...] about A red light traffic safety maneuver goes viral
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A photo posted on social media, showing people stopping at red lights before leaving their electric bikes and motorcycles and sitting on the side of the road.-- Photo yeah1.comViet Nam News A series of tragic accidents, in which vehicles ploughed into other road users waiting at traffic lights, in Long An Province, Hà Nội and Đà Nẵng last week has caused concern among the general public. The incidents left a number of people dead and others seriously injured. It seemed that the roads were unsafe, even while waiting for a red light. In response, photos and clips have been posted on social media, showing people stopping at red lights before leaving their electric bikes and motorcycles and sitting at the side of the road. As the light turns green, the motorcyclists get back on their bikes and ride away. Some users took the opportunity to post parody videos, making light of the situation. The captions on the posts read: ‘Now at red lights we take … [Read more...] about Time to stop the ’red light’ videos?
Some young people have made video clips in which they dismount from their bikes while waiting at the red lights due to safety fears. Many clips featuring such action have been shared following a recent tragic accident in which dozens of motorbikes were crashed into while waiting at a red light in Long An Province. Four are killed and 18 others injured when a truck runs into dozens of motorbikes waiting at a red light in Long An Province on January 2. The 32-year-old truck driver who was tested positive for heroin and alcohol has been arrested and prosecuted and may face a sentence of between seven and 15 years in jail, according to a lawyer. However, some people have criticised the producers for making fun of the tragic accident. … [Read more...] about People abandon bikes at red lights following tragic accident
Four have been killed and 18 others injured when a truck ran into dozens of motorbikes waiting at a red light in the southern province of Long An on January 2. The scene of the accident According to police reports, the accident occurred at 3.20 pm in Ben Luc District. Many motorbikes were waiting for the red light when the truck driven by Pham Thanh Hieu, born in 1987, arrived. He was driving to HCM City from Tien Giang Province. At the intersection, he was driving at the speed of 45km/h, suffered a break failure and crashed directly into 21 motorbikes. Three people were killed immediately and 19 were injured. Another victim died at Long An General Hospital shortly after. Six people who are in critical condition have been transferred to Cho Ray Hospital while the rest is being treated at Long An General Hospital and Ben Luc Hospital. "I couldn't believe my eyes," said Nguyen Thu Huynh, a local in Ben Luc. "The truck just drove straight into the crowd at the red light and then … [Read more...] about Four died after truck runs into vehicles at red light
One person has been killed and dozens others injured when a speeding car hit a line of motorbikes stopping at a red light in Ho Chi Minh City on Sunday night. Police investigate the accident Police in Binh Thanh District announced on October 22 that they were working with a local woman Nguyen Thi Nga, 46, who drove a BMW into a row of people standing at a red light on Dien Bien Phu Street in District 1 late on Sunday evening. The car hit seven motorbikes before slamming into a taxi, leaving one motorbike driver dead and dozens others seriously injured, police said. The car and the taxi are damaged. Photo by nld The accident occurred at about 11.20pm and the female driver was found to have alcohol above the permitted level. Nga told the police that she had drunk at a party before driving home and causing the accident. … [Read more...] about Drunk driver causes fatal accident at red light