As many as 160 traffic accidents, mainly road crashes, were reported across the country in the first three days of the New Year, claiming 81 lives and injuring 97 others.

On January 3 alone, 61 traffic accidents killed 34 people and injured 38 others, according to the National Committee for Traffic Safety.

Also on the day, traffic police handled 4,726 traffic law violations, collecting a total of nearly 1.97 billion VND (90,500 USD) in fines and seizing 14 cars and 1,244 motorbikes.-VNA