VGP – It may be illegal to use mobile phone when
driving or riding a vehicle, according to the Law on Road Traffic Order and
Safety being drafted by the Ministry of Public Security.
Other illegal acts include beefing horns
continuously or revving vehicle engine from 10pm to 5 am, exceeding speed
limits, wrong use of lanes, or running away after causing accidents.
The aforesaid acts have been considered serious as
they are the top causes of traffic accidents and congestions, said the
The current Law on Prevention and Control of
Alcoholic Beverages’ Harmful Effects stipulates that operating vehicles
under the influence of alcohol is officially baned since the beginning of
The above law signifies an important step towards a
society unaffected by the harms of alcohol, which has been widely consumed
in Viet Nam.
Data collected by the Ministry of Health shows
Vietnamese citizens consumed 305 million liters of liquor and 4.1 billion
liters of beer in 2017, making it the biggest alcohol consumer in Southeast
Asia and third biggest in Asia after Japan and China.
The national Committee for Traffic Safety said
traffic accidents killed 1,125 people and injured 1,781 others nationwide in
the first two months this year. Both the number of dead and injured
were lower than the same period last year.
At the Government’s meeting in April 2020, Prime
Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc assigned relevant ministries to build draft Law on
Road Traffic Order and Safety and an propose amendments to the Road Traffic
Law, which are expected to be submitted to the 14th National Assembly for
approval as soon as possible./.