Will a fine on yellow light running help better obedience to traffic law?

Update: July, 22/2016 - 09:00

Your Say, published every Friday, lets readers express their opinions on a topic or issue raised by The Editor.

This week: Will a fine on running yellow lights lead to improved compliance with traffic laws?

As of August 1, vehicles that run yellow traffic lights will receive a fine similar to ones applied for running red signals. In this case, the yellow light will no longer act as a warning for drivers to proceed with caution, as it has been for ages.

Do you think the move will help enhance traffic obedience?

In another case, a frustrated Hà Nội traffic officer was seen kicking a running motorbike into the median strip.

The driver was speeding in the wrong direction along a busy street in Hà Nội, not wearing a helmet, ignoring police orders and driving without a licence and registration papers.

Should the police officer’s actions be supported? Do you think the officer deserved the suspension he received? What do you think of the people getting fined?

Please reply by email to:, or by fax to (84-4) 3 933 2311. Letters can be sent to The Editor, Việt Nam News, 79 Lý Thường Kiệt Street, Hà Nội. Replies to this week’s questions must be received by Thursday morning, July 28, 2016. — VNS