No heavy traffic jams seen at gateways to HCMC on holiday Anh Quan By Le Anh and Manh Tung - The Saigon Times Daily HCMC - Unlike the previous years, people coming back to HCMC after the National Day holiday did not have to suffer traffic congestion at the gateways to the city. There was no congestion on Belt Road No.2 in HCMC on September 2 afternoon when more vehicles were en route to the city except a minor jam caused by several broken cars at 4:30 p.m. Drivers of passenger cars and other vehicles moved forward smoothly on the already-opened section of the HCMC- Long Thanh-Dau Giay Expressway. Nguyen Long Hai, a citizen living in District 3, said he drove his car as usual after a vacation in Vung Tau City. He said his family left the southern city earlier than others for fear of traffic jams on the way back to HCMC on the National Day holiday. Nguyen Viet Tan, director of Vietnam Expressway Services Engineering Joint Stock Company, told the Daily that the number of vehicles on … [Read more...] about No heavy traffic jams seen at gateways to HCMC on holiday
Why traffic jam
Traffic jams cause HCM City to mull vehicle ban on select roads (19-09-2007) HCM City plans to ban motor vehicles on some roads to reduce traffic tie-ups. Nong thon Ngay nay (Countryside Today) spoke with Ha Le An of the Infrastructure Management Board about upcoming changes. Which roads will carry the motor vehicle ban? We are considering banning motor vehicles, even all vehicles perhaps, on Dong Khoi, Nguyen Hue, Le Loi, Phan Boi Chau, Phan Chu Trinh, Nguyen An Ninh and Luu Van Lang roads. Though initially the ban will only be valid on Saturdays and Sundays. We expect to expand the ban to other roads in the city after evaluating the trial period. Why have you chosen these roads while many roads that have terrible traffic jams like Pasteur, Cach Mang Thang Tam and Nguyen Thi Minh Khai remain outside of the plan? Unfortunately, Pasteur, Cach Mang Thang Tam and Nguyen Thi Minh Khai are major routes within the city. Banning motor vehicles travelling on these roads is impossible and would … [Read more...] about Traffic jams cause HCM City to mull vehicle ban on select roads
The Hanoitimes - Raising traffic fines can't make fast changes for traffic situation in Hanoi but the people's awareness of observing traffic laws will be improved, said Hanoi's Police Agency director, Major-General Nguyen Duc Nhanh general in an interview with VNExpress newswire. VnExpress:Hanoi will begin doubling traffic fines as of May 20. What do you expect from this change? Major-General Nguyen Duc Nhanh:Hanoi police proposed the Government raise traffic fines several times. Now, Hanoi's traffic problems need other solutions. Doubling traffic fines is one measure and it can't make immediate improvements in the city's traffic. Traffic will get better once Hanoi has subways, a good public transportation system and the people's awareness of traffic is at the same level with Europeans. I believe that if police and inspectors do their job well, traffic jams and accidents will be reduced and awareness will be raised. - Also as of May 20, people who carry kids of over 6 … [Read more...] about High traffic fines can raise people’s awareness
HCM CITY — HCM City is yet to take drastic action to tackle traffic jams on inner city streets even though the problem has been prioritised by local authorities. Director of the city's Transport Department Tran Quang Phuong said traffic jams were becoming more serious in the city. Exhaust discharged by vehicles has reached alarming levels so authorities should restrict use of personal vehicles in the downtown area, said Phuong. So far this year the city recorded 65 large traffic jams that lasted more than 30 minutes, an increase of 30 compared with last year. There were up to 16 traffic jams that lasted 4 to 9 hours. The plan to address traffic congestion was promulgated nearly three months ago, but many districts still haven't developed specific plans to solve the matter despite being asked by the city's Department of Transport to do so. 33 road accidents each day As many as 33 traffic accidents were reported across the country each day, killing 28 people and injuring 24 … [Read more...] about HCM City’s traffic jams yet to be tackled
Your Say, published every Friday, lets readers express their opinions on a topic or issue raised by the editor. Will faster speed reduce traffic jams? The speed limit in urban areas in Viet Nam will be increased by 10kph from the current level from March this year, when the Ministry of Transport's Circular 91 takes effect. Besides the speed increase, the circular, released on December 31 last year, also stipulates that speed limits will vary based on the type of road, rather than vehicle, like at present. Specifically, the 60kph limit will be applicable to roadways with median strips and one-way two-lane roads, whereas the restriction for two-way roads without median strips and one-way one-lane roads will be 50kph. Both of the new limits are 10kph faster than current levels. Speed limits are different among trucks, cars and motorbikes even though they travel on the same road. In your opinion, is the increase good or bad? Why? Do you think that the new speed limit will help … [Read more...] about Will faster speed reduce traffic jams?