|A container truck tries to turn off to the Hà Nội - Hải Phòng Expressway last Saturday. — Photo hanoimoi.com|
HÀ NỘI — The National Committee for Traffic Safety has directed all expressway management units to tighten supervision in order to stop traffic safety violations.
The move comes after local media recently reported a series of traffic violations that had caused public concern.
The main violations included driving or reversing vehicles in the wrong lane, illegally stopping or parking, and driving motorbikes and walking on expressways.
For example, a container truck was spotted driving in the wrong lane and making u-turn in the middle of the Hà Nội – Hải Phòng Expressway last Saturday. The violation was picked up by cameras and reported to traffic police, who fined the driver VNĐ7 million (US$300) and revoked his driving licence for five months.
The truck driver told police he did not know the road well, and had missed the turning for National Highway 10. His action forced vehicles behind him to brake sharply to avoid an accident.
Another example was a truck that drove the wrong way down the Nội Bài - Lào Cai Expressway.
The committee has asked expressway management units to send footage of traffic violations to the local media so the press can raise awareness of dangerous driving. — VNS