Along with efforts of ministries, sectors and localities, it is crucial to strengthen communications to improve public awareness of ensuring safety while participating in the traffic, Deputy Prime Minister Tran Luu Quang has stressed.
Chairing a national meeting on April 6 to review the protection of traffic safety and order in the first quarter of this year and sketch out tasks for the next quarter, Quang, who is also Chairman of the National Traffic Safety Committee, said that more drastic measures should be rolled out, with strict punishments on violations.
Deputy Prime Minister Tran Luu Quang addresses the meeting.
He asked for closer cooperation among the administrations at all levels with relevant forces in ensuring traffic safety.
According to Vice Chairman of the committee Khuat Viet Hung, in the first quarter of 2023, falls of 15.43% and 15.23% were seen in the number of traffic accidents and fatality, respectively, to 428 cases and 258 deaths.
However, a number of serious accidents happened in the period, killing and injuring many people, he said, stressing that the major reason behind the cases was violations in the law and regulations on traffic safety.