Traffic police in Hanoi are identifying a woman seen in a viral video on Facebook verbally attacking another road user after she herself violated traffic rule on a bridge in the Vietnamese capital.
According to the 90-second video seen by Tuoi Tre News, a Toyota sedan was traveling on a narrow bridge when it suddenly made a U-turn, despite being surrounded by multiple vehicles.
The car then hit a motorbike laden with goods, whose driver apparently failed to see the sudden move.
The sedan driver, a woman, then stepped out and started to scold the motorbike driver for hitting her vehicle, according to the footage.
Pham Manh, who filmed the video and shared it on Facebook, told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper that the incident took place at around 8:15 am on Friday on Cot Bridge in Dong Da District.
Manh was in his car just behind the Toyota, when he saw “a woman of around 45 years of age reversed her car and made a U-turn right on the bridge.”
“The motorbike driver behind could not respond promptly and was hit by the car,” he added.
The female driver then stepped out of her vehicle and shouted at the motorbike driver that she can “do whatever [I] like,” Manh said.
Upon surfacing on Facebook on Friday, the video sparked outrage among many viewers.
Netizens were angry at the female driver’s road traffic offence and her uncivilized behavior towards the motorbike driver.
Vietnam’s National Traffic Safety Committee said it has requested that the Hanoi traffic police department urgently identify the female driver and hold her accountable for the offence.
On February 28, a female driver was also filmed driving at high speed into the wrong lane on the Hanoi - Hai Phong Expressway in northern Vietnam.
The offending driver even did not turn back after another driver stopped and warned her of her apparent wrongdoing.
The violation was filmed by CCTV cameras installed along the highway.
The woman was later identified as L.T.K.A., a 42-year-old resident in Hanoi, who was handed a fine of VND7.5 million (US$330) and had her license suspended for five months.
|A vehicle is seen driving on the wrong lane on the Hanoi – Hai Phong Expressway in this still photo taken from a CCTV footage.|