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Secondhand vehicle drivers flock to register ownership

Update: April, 17/2013 - 09:52

HA NOI (VNS)— Around 500 secondhand car owners registered ownership with the city police on Monday – the first day that Circular 11 went into effect.

Signed by Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang, the circular lays out instructions for dealing with road-traffic violations. It specifies fines for those who buy secondhand vehicles but do not register ownership.

Under the circular, vehicle owners will have favourable conditions to register ownership. This process only takes two days if the owners supply all the required documents.

Bui Sy Hung of the Ha Noi Police Department said that the number of second-hand vehicle owners who registered ownership on Monday was up to three times higher than on a normal day.

According to Hung, traffic police did not administer fines on Monday, but only reminded violators to complete the registration procedures.

Head of the city's Traffic Police Office Dao Vinh Thang said that traffic police are not allowed to deal with such violations.

Drivers can call 04 942 4452 to make a report to the traffic police office if traffic police try to fine them for not registering ownership of secondhand vehicles, Thang said.

Over 3,200 second-hand cars have been registered since early this month, according to the local traffic police office.

The city has nearly 5 million registered vehicles, including 500,000 cars.

Secondhand vehicle owners who do not register ownership will be fined VND2-4 million (US$90-$180) if they are motorbike drivers and VND6-10 million ($270-$450) if they own cars. — VNS

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