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HCM City told policies needed to halt traffic violations

Update: June, 13/2015 - 09:31
HCM CITY  (VNS) — The city needs to develop a more comprehensive traffic-safety policy to reduce the increasing number of violations on the roads, Nguyen Huu Tin, deputy chairman of the municipal People's Committee, has said.

Speaking at a seminar in HCM City earlier this week, Tin said that city departments must submit regulations on the management of traffic and vehicles to the People's Committee next month.

He said the regulations must define sanctions and responsibility of related parties such as registration agencies, transport companies and licence-granting agencies.

Tin also said that departments, agencies and districts must work together to resolve the problem of illegal coaches and illegal coach stations.

He said the city departments of Justice, Transport and Police are completing a handbook about traffic rules for local residents.

Tin has also asked the HCM City Road and Railway Police Division to install cameras on certain roads this month to catch violators.

Tran Thanh Tra, head of the HCM City Road and Railway Police Division, said traffic police would monitor violations more closely, especially vehicles that speed or travel in the wrong lane.

City police will also develop a plan to curb traffic violations of container trucks, especially those that travel at night, and will decide on the time period the trucks can travel in the city.

There were several serious accidents involving trucks, including container trucks, during the first five months of the year. — VNS

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