Men account for most of Vietnam city’s road traffic deaths

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A traffic accident in Ho Chi Minh City, where 773 road accident-related deaths were recorded in 2013 / PHOTO COURTESY OF TBKTSG
Over 86 percent of 773 road accident-related deaths recorded in Ho Chi Minh City last year were men, although women made up most of traffic violation cases.
Online newspaper VnExpress quoted Nguyen Ngoc Tuong, deputy chief of HCMC Traffic Safety Committee, as telling a conference on March 5 that over 70 percent of the more than 700,000 road traffic violation cases were women.
He also said most of the dead victims were aged between 19 and 24, and that the peak time for traffic accidents was from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.
HCMC recorded 5,073 traffic accidents last year, down 26.3 percent from 2012.
The number of injured also decreased from more than 6,500 in 2012 to nearly 4,600 last year, while the death toll went down by 52 cases year-on-year.
The city is currently home to more than 487,600 cars and nearly 5.9 million motorbikes.

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