First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com
Road safety in Vietnam is showing continued signs of improvement, a major step forward in Asia where road crashes are a serious problem. Across most of Asia, road deaths are increasing as vehicle ownership grows but Vietnam is bucking the trend and lowering the annual death toll. The latest data from Vietnam’s National Committee for Traffic Safety reveals that traffic deaths, crashes and injuries were all reduce in the period from January to July 2017.
Traffic crashes in the seven months from the beginning of the year to July 2017 stood at 11,172. This represented a drop of 5.7%. Meanwhile the number of injuries dropped to 9,236, a decrease of 10.2%. There were 4,644 road deaths in this period.
In the period from 16 June to 15 July 2017, there were 1,579 traffic crashes, a drop of 2.8%. Meanwhile there were 627 deaths, a drop of 5.1% compared to the same period in the previous year.