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Nearly 900 booked for DUI after three days of Vietnam’s month-long crackdown

Friday, July 19, 2019, 17:05 GMT+7
Nearly 900 booked for DUI after three days of Vietnam’s month-long crackdown
A Vietnamese traffic police officer measures the breath alcohol content of a car driver. Photo: Giang Long / Tuoi Tre

Nearly 900 people were booked for driving and riding under the influence of alcohol during the first three days of a month-long crackdown on traffic violations carried out by Vietnamese police throughout the country.

The statistics were announced by the traffic police division under the Ministry of Public Security on Friday morning.

Traffic police officers inspected more than 61,000 vehicles nationwide, including approximately 17,300 motorcycles, 2,600 passenger buses, and 2,100 trailer trucks, and made reports of over 22,000 offenses between July 15 and 17.

Officers are fitted with body-worn cameras. Photo: Giang Long / Tuoi Tre

Officers are fitted with bodycams. Photo: Giang Long / Tuoi Tre

More than VND10 billion (US$430,000) worth of fines was issued, while about 1,500 driver’s licenses were revoked and 3,000 vehicles impounded.

Among the offenders, a total of 863 road users were booked for drunk-driving, while 17 others tested positive for drugs.

The most common violations during this period were failure to wear a crash helmet and lack of legitimate driver’s licenses.

The body-worn camera is attached to the officer’s uniform. Photo: Giang Long / Tuoi Tre

A bodycam is attached to an officer’s uniform. Photo: Giang Long / Tuoi Tre

Officers were also equipped with bodycams fitted to their uniforms, which are designed to record their interactions with the public as well as facilitating the supervision of traffic violations and safety.

Vietnamese traffic police forces commenced their comprehensive campaign to crack down on traffic offenses on Monday.

A checkpoint along the Hanoi-Hai Phong Expressway in northern Vietnam. Photo: Giang Long / Tuoi Tre

A checkpoint along the Hanoi-Hai Phong Expressway in northern Vietnam. Photo: Giang Long / Tuoi Tre

The campaign is divided into two phases, running from July 15 to 29 and from July 30 to August 14.

As part of the clampdown, police will beef up their patrols to check all vehicles including motorbikes, cars, trucks, trailer trucks, and long-haul buses.

They will mainly focus on DUI, use of drugs, speeding, street racing, traveling in wrong lanes, passenger cramming, and failure to wear crash helmets, among others.

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