Vietnam recorded as many as 9,318 road traffic accidents in five months, from December 16 to May 15, according to the National Traffic Safety Committee.

The Chief of the Committee's Secretariat, Nguyen Trong Thai, said the number of accidents, deaths, and injuries have decreased as compared to the same period last year.

The number of traffic accidents is down more than 1,450 cases, or 13.5 percent, whereas the number of deaths is 193 less and injuries 2,000 down against the May, 2014 figures.

In May this year alone, some 1,734 traffic accidents occurred, killing 708 people and injuring 1,484 others.-VNA