The capital city has taken measures to ensure those travelling on its roads remain safe during the upcoming (Tet) Lunar New Year, according to Hanoi ’s Traffic Police Department.

In parallel with cracking down on traffic violations, the office will mobilise forces to ensure the smooth flow of vehicles in hot spots such as flower markets, city gateways and festival venues.

One half of the traffic police staff will stay on duty during the long holiday which lasts from January 28 to February 6, and the force will be at full strength on New Year’s Eve which falls on January 30 to ensure traffic safety for citizens.

They will also conduct inspections from 7pm to midnight every working day and 24 hours a day over weekends to prevent motorbike and car races during the Tet holidays, said Colonel Dao Vinh Thang, Head of the department.-VNA