A total of 2,193 people were killed in road traffic crashes nationwide in the past three months, or one death every hour, according to the National Traffic Safety Committee.
An additional 4,522 others were injured in nearly 5,000 crashes recorded between December 16, 2015 and March 15, 2016, the agency reported.
The fatality number fell 6.5 percent compared to the same period last year.
Over the period, traffic police reported nearly 1 million violations and issued fines of more than VND600 billion (US$27 million). Most violations involved driving in the wrong lane, running red lights, speeding, drunk driving, or driving without a helmet
In the past three months, more than 84,000 cars and 820,000 motorbikes were registered nationwide.
Vietnam now has nearly 2.75 million cars and 45 million motorbikes.