Traffic death toll hits 3,192 in first half hinh anh 1At the scene of a traffic accident (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) Vietnam saw 6,340 traffic accidents taking place between December 15, 2020 and June 14, 2021, claiming 3,192 lives and injuring 4,475 people.

These figures represented annual decreases of 8.38 percent, 2.74 percent and 11.29 percent, respectively.

In the period, 6,278 road accidents (99 percent) killed 3,147 people and left 4,465 injured. Their causes were mainly speeding and driving in the wrong lanes, among others.
Meanwhile, 38 railway accidents left 30 dead and nine injured, while twenty-four accidents on waterways claimed 15 lives and injured one.

Also during the reviewed months, traffic police handled more than 1.73 million violations on road, railway and waterway, with total fines of nearly 1.72 trillion VND (75 million USD), revoking 167,761 driving licences, and temporarily seizing 298,008 vehicles.

Compared to last year's same period, the number of violations was down 5.57 percent, while the total fines increased by 6.16 percent./.