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The first ten months of the year saw fewer traffic accidents in Vietnam, with just around 18,440 incidents, down 11 percent compared to the same period last year.

The number of traffic-related fatalities has also declined with 7,185 people killed and nearly 16,770 injured, down 3.9 percent and 16 percent, respectively.

The National Committee on Traffic Safety's head of office Nguyen Trong Thai said the number of accidents as well as the number of dead and injured people was lower compared to the same period last year because the Government launched several programmes to tighten traffic regulations.

The statistics of the committee also reported that in October, there were 1,978 traffic accidents reported from across the country, which killed 667 people and injured 1,826, said the National Committee on Traffic Safety (NCTS).

In the first ten months of the year, there were 259,940 cars and more than 2.49 million motorbikes registered, raising the number of vehicles in the country to 2.6 million cars and 43.7 million motorbikes.

Traffic police handled 3.4 million cases of traffic violations, collecting administrative fines of 2,261 billion VND (100.4 million USD), detaining 32,000 cars and 422,500 motorbikes, revoking 290,800 driving licenses.-VNA