This research is about road safety statistics in Australia and Vietnam included the accident rates, the road traffic death rates and the majority’s age of death and injuries. In addition, we will compare the statistics in Australia to one in Vietnam and explain the results of this comparison. The purpose of the research is to make some suggestions to improve the road safety statistics in Vietnam through the information above. II- General points
Road safety statistics in Australia and Vietnam
In Australia, road crashes result in about 1,500 deaths and 30,000 hospital admissions each year. According to Global status report on road safety 2009, the death rate of Australia is 7.8 per 100 000 population. Most of road deaths were people between the ages of 40-59. In comparison, approximately 14 000 people lose their lives each year in Viet Nam as a result of road traffic crashes. In 2009, WHO was reported that the death rate of Vietnam is 16.1 per 100 000 population, this figure is over twice as much as one of Australia. The majority of death and injuries on the roads are among those aged between 15 and 49 years – the group that makes up 56% of total population and is younger than that one in Australia. WHO estimates that road traffic injuries are the leading cause of death for those aged 15-29 years in Viet Nam. Reasons for the situation
According to the recently published WHO Global status report on road safety, many of Viet Nam's existing road safety laws are either not comprehensive in their scope, or are poorly enforced. Viet Nam is one of ten countries included in the WHO Road Safety in 10 countries project which will be conducted over 5-years by a consortium of six international partners. Speeding and drunk driving also contribute to deaths in Vietnam, about 34% of road traffic deaths involving alcohol. Beside, 95 percent of...