Some places in the city. HCM is recommended a maximum speed of no more than 30km/h

Accordingly, if some inner-city areas are limited to 30-50 km/h, it will contribute to reducing accidents and increasing safety for vehicles participating in traffic.

On November 28, at the conference Traffic speed management – International experience and application in the city. HCM, Mr. Nguyen Thanh Loi, Deputy Head of the City Traffic Safety Committee. Ho Chi Minh City said: international studies show that the average speed increases by 10 km/h, the traffic accident rate increases by 30%, the average speed increases by one km/h, and the fatal accident rate increases by 2.2%. . If a pedestrian collides with a car at a speed of 50 km/h, the death rate is up to 80%. If a collision occurs at a speed below 30 km/h, the survival rate is up to 90%.


Since then, the Traffic Safety Committee has requested the City People’s Committee. Ho Chi Minh City approved the policy of synchronously implementing solutions to manage reasonable speed in the inner city according to international experience. This proposal recommends a speed limit of 50 km/h for inner-city roads, except for a few routes with 4 lanes or more such as Pham Van Dong and Vo Van Kiet streets… At the same time, the government implements solutions. legal, warning form, no more than 30 km/h at certain time frames in crowded places such as schools, hospitals, markets…

At present, cars and motorbikes are allowed to drive at a maximum speed of 60 km/h in densely populated areas when traveling on double roads, one-way roads with two or more lanes or a maximum of 50 km. /h for two-way roads, one-way roads with one lane.

In addition, representatives of the World Resources Institute (WRI) also recommended strengthening speed management for Hanoi and City. HCM, in crowded areas under 50 km/h and 30 km/h as applied in Singapore, Japan, Korea, France, America…


According to this institute, reducing speed does not cause traffic congestion, but improves safety, reducing the risk of accidents and injuries if a collision occurs. Evidence shows that it takes people 0.7-2 seconds to react when an incident occurs. At the right moving speed, pedestrians and motorbikes can react promptly.

Representative of the City Department of Transport. HCM, showing the average speed in the city. Ho Chi Minh City is currently 33.8 km/h, roads only meet 20% of travel needs. In early November, the Traffic Safety Committee proposed piloting speed limits in school and hospital areas. The Department believes that international experience should be studied more carefully before piloting.

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