Thursday, July 18 2019


NA resolution to curb drink driving

Update: May, 10/2019 - 08:42


NA deputies yesterday said that drivers found guilty of driving under influence should have their licenses revoked permanently. — VNA/VNS Photo Doãn Tấn

HÀ NỘI — Drivers found guilty of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol should have their licenses revoked permanently and should be prosecuted in cases of traffic accidents, said Phùng Quốc Hiển, vice chairman of the National Assembly (NA).

He made the statement at the ongoing 34th session of NA Standing Committee yesterday.

While the number of traffic deaths was on the decrease, cases related to drink or drug driving were on the rise.

In Clause 1, Article 65 of the Road Traffic Law, the maximum working time for a driver is not more than 10 hours per day and doesn’t allow driving continuously for more than four hours to ensure passenger safety. However, drivers were still working beyond the permitted time, driving for long distances, leading to a high risk of accidents, voters said.

Public outburst

Delivering a report on various other issues of public concern, Nguyễn Thanh Hải, head of the NA’s Ombudsman Committee, said ministries and agencies were responsible for dealing with complaints.

However, some agencies had failed to resolve these problems.

According to a report from the NA’s Ombudsman Committee, the Ministry of Education and Training had only given a very general answer regarding the responsibilities of the ministry in the national high school exam fraud in some provinces including Hà Giang, Sơn La and Hòa Bình.

Child sex abuse, landslides along rivers, contaminated fish sauce and the management and use of apartment building maintenance funds were also hot issues that drew attention.

Addressing the session, Trần Thanh Mẫn, president of the Việt Nam Fatherland Front's Central Committee, said the public welcomed the Party and the State’s measures to investigate, prosecute and put on trial large corruption cases, while strictly handling and disciplining a number of officials who had committed violations.

It reflected the government’s policy of "no restricted areas" in the fight against corruption.

However, he said it would take a long time to detect, investigate a number of cases, while the recovery of assets was very limited.

The Party and State should push the fight against corruption at all levels, he said.

Regarding violations in the recruitment of civil servants, the Government was asked to direct the Ministry of Home Affairs, agencies and localities to regularly review and enhance transparency in the recruitment of civil servants and public employees. — VNS

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