Traffic accidents claim 735 lives in January hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VOV)
Hanoi (VNA) - As many as 1,716 traffic accidents occurred across the country during a month from December 16, 2015 to January 15, 2016, killing 735 people and injuring 1,550 others.

According to the National Committee for Traffic Safety, the number of traffic accidents was downed by 455 cases or nearly 21 percent, whereas the number of fatalities was 46 less or 5.89 percent and injuries 497 or 24.28 percent down against the figures for same period last year.

During the period, traffic police forces nationwide handled 371,899 traffic law violations, including 356,753 cases in roads, 113 those in railways and 15,033 others in waterways.

They collected a total of over 267 billion VND (around 12 million USD) in fine, seized 1,902 automobiles, 47,499 motorbikes and 1,099 other vehicles, and revoked 29,487 driving licenses.-VNA