The traffic light system failed to work on March 10 on many streets in Ho Chi Minh City, causing chaotic traffic jams in many areas.
Daily chaotic congestion in front of Bau Sen primary school in District 5 (Photo:SGGP)
The congestion got even worse without traffic police to help ease the situation.
Traffic jams occurred at the intersections of Nguyen Thi Minh Khai and Cach Mang Thang 8 streets, Cach Mang Thang 8 and Vo Van Tan streets and at An Duong Vuong in district 6, due to power failure and lack of traffic police.
A similar chaotic situation occurred in other areas such as the crossroads of Hong Bang and Ngo Quyen streets, intersection of 1A highway and Phan Van Hon Street and on the Rach Chiec Bridge.
However, with traffic congestions occurring almost everyday, the traffic police are finding it difficult to cope despite working with a full force, especially in areas like Truong Chinh Street in Tan Binh District. Some streets like T-Junction of Dinh Tien Hoang and Phan Dang Luu streets and the crossroads of Phan Dang Luu and No Trang Long seem to face daily traffic jams because of so many schools in that area.