Traffic Safety Year 2020 campaign launched

Saturday, 2019-12-28 18:15:27
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Deputy Prime Minister and chairman of the committee Truong Hoa Binh requested the National Committee for Traffic Safety, ministries, branches, organisations and localities to effectively implement solutions
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NDO – The National Committee for Traffic Safety in collaboration with the Hanoi People’s Committee organised a ceremony to kick off the 2020 year of traffic safety in the capital on December 28.

Themed "After drinking – No driving", the programme prioritises ensuring traffic safety during the coming Lunar New Year holiday and 2020 spring festival.

On behalf of the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and chairman of the committee Truong Hoa Binh requested the National Committee for Traffic Safety, ministries, branches, organisations and localities to effectively implement solutions to ensure traffic safety and overcome traffic congestion and to carry out the Traffic Safety Year Plan 2020 with eight key task groups.

The Deputy PM recommended that the sides concentrate on a number of solutions, including completing legal and policy systems to curb traffic accidents and congestion; increasing the effective works of public management and traffic patrols and monitoring; and speeding up the progress and boosting the quality of major traffic infrastructure construction projects.

Deputy Prime Minister assessed that in 2019, the task of ensuring traffic order and safety has achieved positive results. Traffic accidents deeply reduced all three criteria of the number of cases, the number of deaths and the number of injured people. In 2019, the number of deaths due to traffic accidents has seen the deepest decline since 2014.

2020 will be the first year in which the country will implement the Law on prevention and control of harmful effects of alcoholic beverages. Therefore, the Government has directed the implementation of the Traffic Safety Year 2020 with the theme "After drinking – No driving" with the goal of reducing 5-10% of cases, deaths and injuries from traffic accidents compared to 2019.

On the same day, at the Government Headquarters, Deputy PM Binh chaired a national teleconference discussing measures to ensure traffic safety in 2020.