Vietnam’s road safety continues to improve
First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com
A continuing improvement in road safety is being seen in Vietnam. There were 3,800 people injured on Vietnam’s roads in the first quarter of 2017, a notable decline from the same period in the previous year. Road deaths also dropped in the first quarter of 2017 compared with the same period in the previous year, falling to 2,100. Meanwhile the total number of road crashes in the first quarter of 2017 dropped by 3.51% to 4,800. The casualty statistics for 2016 improved compared with 2015 also, with road deaths dropping 3.65% and injuries being reduced by 15.2% according to Vietnam’s National Committee for Traffic Safety. The country’s tougher measures on enforcement of road laws as well as the introduction of compulsory helmet use for powered two wheeler users are having a notably beneficial effect.