Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam aims to reduce the number of traffic accidents, deaths and injuries by 5-10 per cent, according to targets set by Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình. Traffic congestion in big cities like Hà Nội and HCM City and at key traffic routes across the country would also be dealt with, Bình said at a ceremony held on Friday morning to kick off the 2019 Traffic Safety Year with the theme ‘Traffic Safety for Passengers and Drivers’. The target could be reached with the resolute implementation of comprehensive measures on traffic accident prevention and control and with the participation of the whole political system and society, he said. However, he noted that this year is expected to see a further increase in the volume of vehicles as economic growth leads to higher demand, which will create more challenges for ensuring traffic safety. He asked the National Committee for Traffic Safety … [Read more...] about VN targets to reduce traffic accidents by 10 per cent
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In month of November alone, 37 people died and a further 1,437 were injured in traffic accidents, making it the deadliest November on the roads since 2003. Altogether in the first 11 months of 2018, a total of 287 died in road accidents, figures from the Swedish Transport Agency (Transportstyrelsen) show. That's a significant increase from the whole of the previous year, when 224 people died. In 1997, Sweden introduced a road safety policy named Vision Zero with the long-term aim of cutting fatal accidents to zero by 2020. The target was that by 2007, there would be no more than 270 road traffic deaths, but this target wasn't reached, with almost 500 people dying that year. However, there has been an overall drop in road traffic deaths over the past decade, with the figure for 2013 and 2015 the lowest since the Second World War. Part of the reason for the recent rise is that once you reach a certain point, it becomes harder and more costly to make further significant changes … [Read more...] about Why did road traffic deaths increase in Sweden this year?
About half of the number of road traffic deaths in the Philippines involved vulnerable road users such as motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians, the WHO Global Status Report on Road Safety 2018 indicated. Thousands of road users also get injured and disabled from road crashes, the report said. To address road safety issues, the Philippines developed the Philippines Road Safety Action Plan 2017-2022, adopting a vision of zero road traffic death, an official of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said. "Nagbibigay kami ng road safety education sa lahat ng road users. Kami na ang pumupunta kapag may humihingi sa amin ng seminar," Anita Cannaoay, Head of the MMDA’s Traffic Education Unit, said when asked how they are protecting vulnerable road users. (We give road safety education to all road users. We conduct seminars whenever requested.) Parents should also look after their children as most accidents happen when kids are playing along streets, Alberto Suansing, … [Read more...] about Road traffic deaths continue to rise in the Philippines: WHO report
Local authorities in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang have issued a document asking local police to increase the fluency of patrols and deal strictly with traffic violations by foreigners. In particular, tighter control will be exerted on motorbike rental services, as foreign visitors currently can hire motorbikes without showing their driving licenses. The crackdown on traffic violations by foreigners comes after several visitors have died in road accidents in the province, considered one of the most beautiful places in the country, with its terraced fields, vast flowering areas and rich ethnic minority culture. In the most recent accident, a Spanish man and a French woman died last Monday after their motorbike collided with a truck trailer traveling on a national highway. Two days earlier, a French national succumbed to heavy injuries following a crash between his motorbike and a mini bus. In November, last year, a Spanish traveler died after driving his motorbike off a … [Read more...] about Fatal mishaps prompt Vietnamese province to curb traffic violations by foreigners
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Day Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by Wheels ByEric A. Taub Sept. 27, 2018 The large rubber strip that I was speeding toward on Ventura Freeway near Los Angeles looked easy enough to avoid. I swerved, but not enough. That strip was metal, however, and it ripped through my right front tire. Moments later, I was driving 80 miles an hour with one bare metal wheel, sparks flying. I pulled onto a median to await a tow truck, worried for our safety as cars screamed past. I had been looking at my wife for about four seconds before glancing back at the road. Had I just become a victim of distracted driving? The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration would probably say yes. Drivers should never take their eyes off the road for more than two seconds at a time, the agency says. The Auto Alliance, a manufacturers’ … [Read more...] about 2-Second Rule for Distracted Driving Can Mean Life or Death