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Black box data incriminates over 5,100 vehicles

Update: December, 09/2015 - 17:21
Traffic inspectors check the black box of a passenger bus. — VNA/VNS Photo Viet Hung

HA NOI (VNS) — More than 5,100 drivers were fined in the past 11 months, utilising the data recorded from their vehicles' black boxes.

This information was released by Nguyen Van Huyen, general director of the Directorate for Roads of Viet Nam under the Ministry of Transport.

In November alone, transport authorities nationwide penalised 342 drivers whose vehicles violated regulations.

Of these, 328 cars have been ordered off the road for a month and four companies have had their business licences revoked, while 10 others were refused badges altogether.

Huyen said these records of punishment were highlighted in reports from 37 of the total 63 cities and provinces, which were sent to the directorate.

The records did not include the issuance of warnings and other notices from 26 other provinces, he said.

Data from the directorate also showed that its information system received records from some 76.06 per cent of vehicles with black boxes by the end of November.

To reduce traffic accidents, especially those related to passenger buses, Huyen said provincial and city authorities should instruct their transport departments to increase supervision and deal strictly with violations. — VNS

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