Traffic Safety Year 2022 launched in Hanoi hinh anh 1 Traffic Safety Year 2022 launched in Hanoi (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - The National Committee for Traffic Safety in collaboration with the Hanoi People’s Committee on January 6 held a ceremony to kick off the Traffic Safety Year 2022.

Addressing the event, Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh highlighted positive results in ensuring traffic safety in 2021, saying that the traffic order and safety last year was improved considerably with sharp declines recorded in the number of accidents, deaths and injuries. He attributed the results to the effective implementation of solutions over the year.

Traffic Safety Year 2022 launched in Hanoi hinh anh 2Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh speaks at the event (Photo: VNA)

The official stressed the need for comprehensive solutions to ensure the work in the current situation, especially preventing COVID-19 infections in transportation activities as the pandemic is forecast to continue in a complicated way in the coming years.

He ordered member agencies of the National Committee and People’s Committees of provinces and centrally-run cities to build plans for effectively implementing the goals of traffic order and safety in 2022 which focus on improving the public awareness of the law on the field; reducing traffic accidents by 5-10 percent annually in the number of cases, deaths and injuries; curbing traffic jams in key traffic hubs and big cities; and preventing COVID-19 infections and outbreaks in transportation activities.

According to the National Committee for Traffic Safety, as of December 14, 2021, 11,495 traffic accidents had occurred across the country, killing 5,799  people and injuring 8,018 others, down 23.32 percent, 15.55 percent, and 28.16 percent year-on-year, respectively.

As many as 55 provinces and centrally-run cities recorded a strong decrease in the number of fatalities due to traffic accidents compared to 2020. Notably, An Giang and Son La provinces reported a decrease of over 40 percent.

Traffic police had handled 2.88 million violation cases, giving out fines of over 2.8 trillion VND (123 million USD), revoking 248,6000 driving licences and sequestering 460,000 vehicles./.