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Nearly 4,900 vehicles fined through ‘black box' data

Update: November, 24/2015 - 15:46

Traffic inspectors check the black box of a passenger bus. — VNA/VNS Photo Viet Hung

HA NOI (VNS) — About 4,855 vehicles were fined in the first ten months of 2015, an official from the transport ministry's Directorate for Roads of Viet Nam (DRVN) said.

This information is based on the data recorded from the vehicles' black boxes.

Nguyen Van Huyen, general director of DRVN, said in October alone, transport authorities nationwide penalised 568 vehicles that violated regulations.

Of these, 357 cars have been ordered off the road for a month and 46 companies have had their business licences revoked via data in their black boxes, which had registered violations of traffic regulations.

Huyen said these records of punishment were highlighted in reports from 35 of the total 63 cities and provinces, which have been sent to the directorate.

The records did not include the issue of warnings and other notices from nine other provinces, he said.

Data from the directorate also showed that its information system received records from about 76.5 per cent of the vehicles with black boxes as of the end of July.

Huyen said the directorate's main server, which could supervise cars via camera surveillance, found 17 million vehicles nationwide had violated traffic laws in the past ten months, most of them for speeding.

To reduce traffic accidents, especially those related to passenger buses, the directorate said provincial and cities authorities should instruct their transport departments to increase supervision and strictly deal with violations. — VNS

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