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HCMC traffic police to post vehicle numbers of violators on website

Saturday, August 08, 2015, 14:48 GMT+7
HCMC traffic police to post vehicle numbers of violators on website
Cameras are installed at crossroads to film drivers in Ho Chi Minh City

Traffic violators who are notified of their law breaking but fail to pay fine for a time will have the number of their vehicles publicly posted on police’s website, according to Ho Chi Minh City traffic police department.

In 2014 and the first six months this year, over 42,000 drivers who violated traffic laws and filmed by cameras have not paid fines despite they were informed by documents several times.

Lieutenant colonel Pham Cong Danh from the road and railway traffic police department in the city said traffic law breakers are notified of their violations three times before being forced to do it by law enforcement agencies.

Letters of notification and documents of violation are all sent to the People’s Committee of ward or commune where violators have permanent residence.

Before using force, the city traffic police department will publicly post the number of vehicles of violators on its website.

Driver Tran Phuong in the southern Binh Duong Province argued that, “Many drivers are driving in Binh Duong but have their permanent residence in central region hundreds of kilometers away.

“It is so far that they can’t come back to their localities to receive the minute of violation to pay fine.”

A taxi driver said it is unfair for taxi drivers since each taxi cab has two drivers who take turn to work.

Lawyer Huynh Phuoc Hiep from HCMC Lawyers’ Association said the notification is lawful but ineffective.

An owner of a vehicle is different from driver and owners of transport companies can’t remember the number of all of their vehicles, he said.

Tuoi Tre

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