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Drivers turning off black boxes to avoid violations detection

Update: October, 31/2018 - 18:00
Hà Nội-Hải Phòng Expressway Management Centre receives data from black boxes installed on vehicles. — VNA/VNS Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — More than 630,000 vehicles using roads in Việt Nam are required to use black boxes to send data to transport agencies, but on average, one on four vehicles don’t fulfill these obligations.

Per current regulations, almost all vehicles that provide passenger or goods transport services must have black boxes. By July this year, trucks with loads of less than 3.5 tonnes had to have installed black boxes while heavier trucks had deadlines depending on their loads.   

Monthly reports by the Directorate for Roads of Việt Nam show that by September, more than a million cars and trucks had installed black boxes.

The reports also revealed about 25 per cent of vehicles did not have their trip-related data transferred to transport departments and the directorate for various reasons.

Some examples include the vehicles not being used to provide transport services, broken black boxes, vehicles being used in areas without internet connections and the vehicles being abroad.

However, some drivers deliberately turn off their black box so their driving violations are not detected.

According to the Directorate for Road of Việt Nam, transport departments must enhance inspections and punishments on drivers who violate regulations on speed, driving time and black boxes.

The directorate and local agencies plan to develop a warning system for drivers whose vehicles did not transfer data to transport management agencies.

Thanks to data from black boxes, from January to August this year, transport departments nationwide detected more than 8,000 violations and suspended 6,700 vehicles for one month, revoked the licences of eight transport service providers and warned more than 25,000 drivers because they did not send trip data. — VNS



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