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MoT proposes delay in penalty on unregistered e-bikes

Update: June, 30/2015 - 16:19
Students ride electric motorbikes without wearing helmets in Ha Noi. — Photo

HA NOI (VNS) — The Ministry of Transport has proposed delaying the enforcement of penalties on electric motorbikes without number plates until next January instead of next month.

This will give vehicle owners more time to register their vehicles and receive number plates, MoT reasoned.

Nguyen Van Phuong, deputy head of Viet Nam Register, said there are about two million electric vehicles in the country. However, only 30,000 have managed to register and get number plates.

Citing the reason for poor registration, Phuong noted that many owners do not have the necessary papers to prove the origin of their vehicles and their quality. Thus, they have not been able to register their vehicles.

Under Circular 15/2014/TT-BCA, users will need to provide quality certificates and receipts when applying to register their electric motorbikes, as well as to get number plates.

Phuong pointed out that the ministry has proposed that owners be allowed to get number plates without registering their vehicles. The Ministry of Public Security has also proposed to continue the registration process free of charge until the end of this year.

Figures from the National Steering Committee of Traffic Safety show that 70 per cent of electric vehicles in the country are motorbikes. Last June, the Ministry of Public Security had regulated that electric motorbikes must register with number plates, following a boom in electric motorbikes, which led to many young people riding carelessly and without wearing helmets, causing traffic accidents.

However, the regulation has been postponed until tomorrow (July 1). — VNS

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