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Over 50,000 cases of drink driving detected in HCMC in Jan-May

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The HCMC Traffic Police have detected more than 50,000 cases of drink driving in the first five months of the year, accounting for 19.12% of total traffic safety violations.

Lieutenant Colonel Le Manh Ha, Deputy Chief of the Advisory Division of HCMC Police, presented the report on traffic safety violations during a press conference on June 1.

During this period, the city recorded over 263,000 cases of traffic violations, resulting in fines exceeding VND291 billion. Among these, 50,439 cases were related to drink driving, accounting for 19.12% of the total.

Lieutenant Colonel Ha highlighted that drink driving remained one of the main causes of traffic accidents in the city between January and May this year.

Fortunately, there has been improved compliance with traffic regulations among citizens, leading to a reduction in alcohol-related violations among road users.

To ensure traffic safety, the traffic police have conducted multiple patrols throughout the city.

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