Police in the north-central Vietnamese province of Nghe An are looking for a man who was seen riding a motorcycle with his feet in a video that went viral on social media over the weekend.
According to Lieutenant Colonel Nguyen Hong Thuan, chief of the traffic police unit in Dien Chau District, Nghe An Province, officers are verifying the video clip and identifying the driver before determining the suitable penalty.
The over 50-second long footage was uploaded to social media on Saturday, capturing a man riding a motorcycle with his feet while using his phone at the same time.
He was traveling on the section of National Highway 1A in Dien Hong Commune, Dien Chau District.
The license plate number of the vehicle could be seen clearly in the video clip.
Many viewers have expressed their concern and opposition regarding the reckless and dangerous action of the man.
In accordance with traffic law, such action as riding a motorbike with feet is object to a fine worth between VND5 million (US$220) and VND7 million ($308).
In late November 2017, a truck driver was fined VND8.2 million (360.8) and had his driver’s license revoked for three months after being caught steering the vehicle with his feet along Phu My Bridge, which connects District 2 and District 7 in Ho Chi Minh City.
* UPDATE: Police said on the afternoon of April 29 that they had identified the man and slapped him a VND7 million civil fine.