August 03, 2015

Vientiane Traffic Accidents Report for the First Six Months of 2015

ອຸປະຕິເຫດຢູ່ນະຄອນວຽງຈັນ ເພີ່ມຂຶ້ນໃນ 6 ເດືອນຕົ້ນປີ 2015

As reported by the Vientiane Today news site, July 12 2015, during a recent press conference where the Head of the Traffic Police, Bounmak Soundalay made his statement.  (Reference:  Video file below).

He reported that for the first half of the year, the city had 818 motor vehicle accidents reported and 128 deaths confirmed.  Additionally, the street with the highest amount of accidents is Tadua road (arguably one of the longest roads in the city).  Along with Xathany district of Vientiane having the most reported accidents.

High driving speed, drunk driving, lack of proper driving knowledge and not being careful enough, are among the primary reasons that are being attributed to many of the accidents. 

Following Lao language news video clip contains scenes of recent traffic accidents that some may find unsettling.  Viewer discretion is advised.

Credit:  Vientiane Today.

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