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HA NOI – Ha Noi Traffic Police has launched inspections of self-modified three-wheelers that violate traffic regulations and dilapidated motorbikes to help reduce traffic accidents.
On Monday morning, traffic police seized 94 vehicles, including 72 motorbikes. All the seized vehicles were in poor condition and the owners failed to show valid papers.
Dao Vinh Thang, head of the municipal police department, said despite a ban, many self-modified three-wheelers were being driven illegally by people posing as wounded war veterans, while old motorbikes were being used to transport unwieldy goods through city streets.
The traffic police will intensify the checking of run-down motorbikes and three-wheelers to check whether they are unregistered vehicles, being driven without driving licences or are crossing the red line.
In a related development, HCM City Traffic Police said yesterday they have imposed administrative fines for nearly 600 violations after a weeklong crackdown on motorbikes that did not meet the standards for vehicles.
Most of the vehicles involved in violations have had their frames or engines replaced or upgraded, were being driven without valid papers or number plates or were not safe for transporting people or to carry oversized goods.
Ha Van Hung, deputy head of Cho Lon Traffic Police Team, said vehicles without registered papers or with frame and engine numbers that were not in accordance with their registered papers would be transferred to investigative police for determining whether they were used for committing crimes such as robbery. The vehicles would be confiscated if there was no proof that they were not involved, he said.
He said inspections of old and deteriorating motorbikes would be conducted regularly in the future because these vehicles were the main reason for the increasing number of traffic accidents in the city.
The Prime Minister's resolution No 32/2007/NQ-CP, dated 29 June, 2007, banned all home-made vehicles, such as dilapidated trucks and unregistered and self-modified three and four-wheelers, from the streets as of June 2008 to curb road accidents and congestion. — VNS