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Circular makes fire extinguishers in cars mandatory

Update: December, 21/2015 - 14:33

All vehicles with more than four seats will have to be equipped with fire extinguishers by January 6 next year. — Photo tuoitre.vn

HCM CITY (VNS) — Vehicles with four to nine seats will have to carry fire extinguishers from January 6, 2016, Circular 57 of the police ministry said. 

Vehicles with more than four seats, which are found not carrying extinguishers, will be fined VND300,000 to VND500,000 (US$13-$22). 

Traffic police, fire prevention and fighting police and chairman of communal people's committee will have the authority to fine vehicles with more than four seats that fail to carry fire extinguishers. 

Drivers should also have their car fire extinguishers checked and maintained every six months, Colonel Nguyen Quang Nhat said. 

There were more than 950,000 vehicles with four to nine seats nationwide as of May 2015. Vehicles with more than 10 seats have to carry fire extinguishers. — VNS

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