The numbers of traffic accidents and related deaths have declined in Hanoi over the past month, due to the city’s implementation of Plan 59 to strengthen the enforcement of traffic laws.

According to statistics from the city’s Traffic Police Division, there were 44 traffic accidents in the past month, with 36 people killed and 19 injured, These figures show declines of 10 deaths and six injuries from the previous month.

Plan 59, implemented from June 6 to July 11, dealt with violations by buses, taxis, three-wheeled vehicles and cyclos. Over 5.000 citations were issued by the city’s police, with the fines totaling nearly 3.4 billion VND (161,428 USD).-VNA