March, 08 2014 08:34:59

Ha Noi drive to inspect vehicles

HA NOI (VNS) — The Ha Noi Police have started a month-long inspection of coaches, taxis and motorbikes yesterday.

The police will punish the owners of vehicles parked illegally, especially at terminals, stations and hospitals, as well as overloaded vehicles, head of the Ha Noi Department of Road and Railway Traffic Police Dao Vinh Thang said on Tuesday.

The police will also fine motorbike drivers who do not wear helmets, cross red traffic lights, exceed the speed limit, drive on banned roads or have blood alcohol concentrations exceeding the regulated level.

"Students who are not of driving age or lack driving licences will also be punished strictly," said Thang.

The city police will also propose the Ministry of Transport and municipal People's Committee install loudspeakers at 10 railway crossings.

At the same time, Minister of Transport Dinh La Thang asked relevant agencies to tighten management on coach terminals and step up vehicle inspections.

Provincial and urban departments of transport were asked to give health checks to automobile drivers from now to the end of next month to prevent those in poor health from driving.

The departments must also publicise a list of coach terminals that conform to national technological standards and work with relevant bodies to keep public order both inside and outside of the terminals.

Inspectors from the Ministry of Transport (MOT), the Department of Traffic Safety and the Directorate for Roads of Viet Nam will hold surprise inspections in major coach terminals from now until April 20.

Thang also asked the Directorate for Roads of Viet Nam and local departments of transport to study effective examples of coach terminal management and propose additions to the national technological standards for coach terminals, prioritising the application of technology. The proposal must be sent to the MOT before the end of May.

The Viet Nam Register was asked to check registration centres' activities and create a hotline to receive information about violations.

Inspectors from the MOT, the Viet Nam Register and the transport, sciences and technology and traffic safety departments will inspect some registration centres and give strict punishments to violating organisations and individuals. — VNS

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