Bright LED headlamps on a car threaten to impair the vision of oncoming drivers and cause accidents. - Photo vov.vnViet Nam News HCM CITY – Substandard motorbike and car headlamps pose a danger to other drivers, but traffic police are unable to deal with the growing problem because there are no regulations on sanctions for people who install or drive with excessively bright lights, Tuổi Trẻ (Youth) newspaper reports. Rather than issuing fines, traffic police are only supposed to require the drivers to replace the offending lamps. Major Võ Ngọc Vương, head of the Biên Hòa City traffic police in Đồng Nai Province, said his team had found many vehicles with LED lamps installed as tail lights over the last year. "In the last few months of 2018, we sanctioned 26 drivers of cars with LED lamps installed on the back,” Vương said. “There was also a case in which we fined a driver VNĐ900,000 … [Read more...] about Illegal headlamps cause traffic safety concerns
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Potholes occur on the National Highway No1 passing through central Phú Yên Province on November 19. A series of traffic accidents have reported due to potholes. - VNA/VNS Photo Xuân TriệuViet Nam News PHÚ YÊN – A series of recent traffic accidents in central Viet Nam have been blamed on potholes and road mismanagement recently, raising public concerns over traffic safety and the responsibility of agencies. On Monday, Trần Nguyễn Quang Tánh was driving his motorbike on the National Highway No1 in central Phú Yên Province’s Hoà Xuân Đông Commune when he hit a 30-cm deep pothole. He died at the scene. On November 18, a truck hit a pothole on the same road and crashed into lane divider. Luckily, the driver escaped harm, but the cost of the damaged truck and cargo was nearly a billion đồng. On the same day, another truck hit three potholes on the road on the night and rolled over, … [Read more...] about Traffic accidents caused by potholes raise public concern
Pedestrians will face strict fines and penalties for violating traffic rules from next January. A woman and two children cross a street in Hanoi Pedestrians who violate any traffic rules have always been only ruled as blocking road traffic. The revised Penal Code will specify the violations and punishments for all traffic participants, including the pedestrians that cause serious consequences. People who violate traffic rules and cause serious injuries to others or at least one fatality will face strict punishments. Those who cause VND100m (USD4,400) to VND500m in damage will be fined VND30m to VND100m and up to three years of non-custodial reform or one to five years of imprisonment. Pedestrians that do not follow the footpath or pavement and cause a fatality will face one to five years imprisonment. If drunk or refuse to follow police orders and cause accidents that lead to two deaths, they will face three to 10 years of imprisonment. If the violation causes three deaths, … [Read more...] about Pedestrians face tougher penalties for traffic violations
Many pedestrians in HCM City are unaware of the new penalties that took effect from January 1. Crossing the street in HCM City All traffic participants, including pedestrians, will face up to 15 years of imprisonment if the violations cause deaths, serious injuries or damages. Many people continue to ignore the pedestrian walkway near HCM City Oncology Hospital to cross the street as it saves time. The pedestrian bridge near Binh Dan Hospital is also ignored. The traffic on Dien Bien Phu Street has the same problem as the bus stops are on the opposite of the street, near Van Thanh Bridge. Pedestrians have to walk around 500 metres to reach the stops as there isn’t any bridge for them. As a result, it is more convenient to just cross the street in a straight line. Pedestrian ignores elevated walkway near Binh Dan Hospital Around Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street, there is a traffic light every 30 metres with push-to-walk buttons. But many don't even bother to push the … [Read more...] about Pedestrians unaware of new traffic violation penalties
VietNamNet Bridge - A ceiling unexpectedly collapsed at a high school in Hanoi. A preschool child suffered a skull fracture in Dak Lak, and a male student died after a concrete block fell on him. These are just a few of the accidents that have occurred in schools recently. The student whose clavicle was broken On March 20, 12th graders at Tran Nhan Tong High School were hit on the head by a block of mortar from the ceiling of a classroom. Three students were hospitalized. Lawyer suggested that new regulations need to be created on assessing the quality of public works, including schools, hospitals and terminals. The student was brought to Tam Dao District General Hospital, where physicians said his clavicle had been broken. RELATED NEWS Parents worried about increase in accidents at schools Schools to up traffic safety Tien Phong … [Read more...] about Accidents at schools: who is to blame?