Travelling to Ho Chi Minh? Watch Your Step!
5th March, 2007
There are over 13,000 *reported* traffic fatalities annually in VietNam.
These numbers are conservative as they only report deaths known to the police and those that occur in a hospital.
Not reported are those 'road kills' that are dealt with summarily at the roadside or where a neurological injury is beyond the capability of a hospital and the victim is sent home to die.
Now we learn that over 700 accidents yielded 586 deaths in a period of 6 months - 95 higher than the same period in 2006. In addition 448 people were injured, up 4 from the same period in 2006.
City officials have announced meetings to discuss possible solutions. Perhaps a driving test, stop signs and stiff enforcement.
#1 Posted: 6/6/2007 - 23:46
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