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Traffic crashes: over 90% caused by the driver’s fault

The Center for Health Consultation and Community Development (CHD) has successfully conducted the needs assessment and baseline survey report on the road safety risks in and in the surrounding of the Cai Mep International Terminal (CMIT). These studies under the framework of the project “Lifting Safety” is implemented in Tan Thanh district, Ba Ria – Vung Tau province by the Asian Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation and sponsored by APM Terminals. The evaluation results has showed that the some risks of causing unsafe traffic in CMIT and the area around the main roads – where usually have a volume and diversity of road users including vehicles and schools in the project area. This is also one of the first assessment of its kind which is made in Ba Ria – Vung Tau province as well as in Vietnam. It has described the knowledge, attitudes and behaviors about traffic safety of the truck and container driver in detail, and demonstrated that driving behavior and human error accounted for over 90% of road crashes. The studies also provided specific recommendations for each target group in order to mitigate these risks and injuries caused by traffic crashes.

The report can be found following here



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