Hanoi has recorded remarkable decreases in traffic accidents and casualties in the first 11 months of this year.

During the reviewed period, 1,978 traffic accidents happened, a decrease of 3.7 percent year on year. The accidents caused 562 deaths (down 6.3 percent year-on-year) and 1,666 injuries (down 2.9 percent year-on-year).

It was attributed to the municipal traffic police’s operations to maintain traffic safety and order and the coordination of relevant agencies in raising people’s awareness on traffic rules and improving infrastructure.

The city Department of Transportation has, during the time, put into use of two more flyovers to ease traffic congestion and occasional traffic chaos.

Each day sees an average of nearly 30 people die and hundreds of others injured on Vietnam’s roads, needlessly burdening the State budget.-VNA