|The driver, Nguyễn Phi Sơn, doesn’t acknowledge any traffic violation when stopped by the police.—Photo tuoitre.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI - A 40-seater passenger bus, traveling from the north-central province of Quảng Bình to Hà Nội, was on Monday fined VNĐ41.5 million (US$1,850) for overloading the vehicle.
The bus driver did not have his driving licence.
The driver, Nguyễn Phi Sơn, 37, was fined VNĐ17.5 million ($750) for carrying 52 people on the bus which had a capacity of only 40 people. Sơn tried to flee from the spot when the police ordered him to stop.
The owner of the vehicle was fined VNĐ24 million ($10,600).
Previously, Sơn’s driving licence was seized by the province’s police in connection with a traffic accident.—VNS