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Mobile weighing stations to debut

Update: March, 27/2013 - 10:53

HA NOI (VNS)— Viet Nam's first two mobile weigh stations will be introduced on National Highways 5 and 10 on April 1, according to the Roads Directorate of Viet Nam.

They are the forerunners of a total of 67 mobile weigh stations and 11 fixed weigh stations planned across the nation.

The directorate said mobile stations would be introduced first because the fixed stations would take more time and money to install.

Directorate head Le Dinh Tho said overloaded vehicles were causing major damage to the nation's roads and were difficult to detect because there weren't enough inspectors.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Transport's inspectorate would begin checking the operation of GPS trackers (black boxes), which store and transfer information vehicle distance and speeds.

The trackers are compulsory in passenger vehicles making trips of 300km upwards, tourist cars and container trucks.

The inspections would be conducted in April and May on companies using and supplying the devices in cities and provinces, including Ha Noi, HCM City, Da Nang and Dong Nai, said ministry deputy chief inspector Thach Nhu Sy.

The Department of Transport's website said most transport companies that had installed the devices had not made the most of them for management and safety. — VNS


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