HCM CITY — The HCM City People's Council discussed measures to prevent illegal motorbike street racing at a meeting yesterday, including several recommended in three reports by the People's Committee.
The reports suggest harsher penalties for eight dangerous stunts by street racers that terrify the public.
They include riding without hands or with their feet, sitting on one side or lying on motorbikes, switching riders while travelling at speed, zigzagging, and doing wheelies.
The committee has sought the council's approval for sending a petition to the National Assembly's Standing Committee and the Government for slapping harsher punishments on a trial basis.
These include seizing motorbikes even if it is a racer's first offence, and a daily fine of VND500,000 for a motorbike seized by the police until its release.
The report also recommends measures to reduce the number of private vehicles, such as increasing fees (for registration and number plate) and collecting toll from them for entering the downtown area. —VNS