|The taxi with a thick screen protecting the driver.-- Photo dantri.com.vn |Viet Nam News
After a 26 year-old taxi driver was killed near Mỹ Đình National Stadium, Hà Nội on the evening of January 29, images of a taxi with a protective screen separating the driver appeared online. Users on social media agreed with the taxi driver’s solution, especially after such a brutal murder.
The taxi was identified as belonging to a firm operating in Hà Nội.
However, some wondered whether the installation of the driver’s protective screen could alter the vehicle, making it dangerous to drive. Also, is such a modification approved by road management authorities such as the Việt Nam Road Administration or Ministry of Transport?
On Monday morning, a representative from the taxi company said the installation of the screen was performed by the driver, without the knowledge or approval from bosses.
“It isn’t a company-wide policy,” the representative said on condition of anonymity.
He also explained the installation of the screen could affect the car’s performance. — VNS