October 2, 2023 | 4:18 p.m. GMT+7
A sleeper bus after crashing into a van, causing five deaths in the southern province of Dong Nai on September 30, 2023. Photo by VnExpress/Thai Ha
Frustrated readers demanded action after another fatal crash involving a sleeper bus in Vietnam on Saturday.
“Another sleeper bus driver who falls asleep and drives at full speed in the rain at night!!! You have to be suicidal to take these night buses. How many more accidents and deaths will it take before something is done for this industry. Every two weeks “We have a story like that. Vietnamese people deserve to be safe on the road.”
“These sleeper buses need to be taken off the roads. ALL of them. They are Death On Wheels.”
“When will tachographs be installed on speedometers? It’s not that difficult, it’s been done for almost 40 years in the West. Come on Vietnam, take people’s lives seriously, remove these clowns from the roads and impose fines on companies responsible for their drivers.”
“So what will the authorities do to deal with this daily/weekly occurrence? Nothing! I was reluctantly on one of these buses several times, and each time I was terrified by the way the bus was driven.”
“Companies must have a supervisor who checks the drivers before each trip: alcohol, documents, conditions. Unbelievable. Not only the driver but also the company must be heavily sanctioned.”