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No immediate penalty on taxis without black boxes

Update: June, 26/2015 - 18:02
Penalty on taxis lacking black boxes or with malfunctioning black boxes will be defered. — Photo dantri.com.vn

HA NOI (VNS) — The Ministry of Transport (MOT) has proposed the Government to defer imposing penalty on taxis lacking black boxes or with malfunctioning black boxes.

Earlier, it was scheduled that the owners of taxis without black boxes, an itinerary supervising device, will be penalised from the beginning of next month.

The MOT said that some localities have failed to complete the installation of black boxes on transport vehicles.

The Viet Nam Automobile Transportation Association said that the number of taxis in the country has been huge, nearly 60,000, which has affected the progress of installing black boxes.

Some taxi enterprises in HCM City have conducted a pilot programme for installing taxi management software to do away with black boxes.

The MOT explained that the postponement will help taxi enterprises to strictly obey regulations and ensure the application of science and technology in managing their enterprises.

The MOT noted that the delay can last until the end of this year.

Following the postponement, inspectors will urge transport enterprises to complete their black box installation programme. — VNS

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