|Traffic police force are on duty on a road in Hà Nội. — VNA/VNS Photo|
HÀ NỘI — The Traffic Police Department under the Ministry of Public Security has launched a campaign to ensure safety and order for the upcoming holidays and the elections of deputies to the 15th National Assembly and People's Councils for the 2021-2026 tenure.
During the two-month operation starting from April 15 to June 14, police will strengthen patrols and strictly handle traffic violations on roads, railways and waterways.
Major General Lê Xuân Đức, deputy director of the department, said police forces, vehicles and professional technical equipment have been deployed to ensure public order and traffic safety during the Reunification Day and May Day holidays, the 131st anniversary of Uncle Hồ's birthday and the elections.
Inspection teams will also be set up to handle violations in key areas, for instance when buses stop, park, pick up and drop off passengers in unauthorised places.
Violations of traffic regulations, particularly those concerning speed, alcohol use, overloaded trucks and vehicles with expired registrations, will result in strict fines, Đức said.
On the railways, the traffic police will work with local authorities, police and the railway sector to inspect, control and handle violations as well as inspect the observance of regulations on railway traffic safety order.
The traffic police will also strengthen patrols and control of key waterway routes and areas, focusing on goods transportation, mineral resource exploitation activities, passenger transportation, ports, tourism activities, festivals and entertainment on inland waterways, as well as promptly handle activities causing insecurity and disorder.
They will arrange forces at key intersections during the holidays and election venues to handle traffic situations and prevent prolonged congestion, especially on routes connecting Hà Nội and HCM city, tourism sites and key transit points. — VNS