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Ho Chi Minh City begins crackdown on foreigners violating traffic laws

Saturday, August 03, 2019, 16:52 GMT+7
Ho Chi Minh City begins crackdown on foreigners violating traffic laws
A foreigner rides a motorbike without wearing a crash helmet in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Photo: Ngoc Duong / Tuoi Tre

Ho Chi Minh City police will spend two weeks starting August 1 to educate foreign traffic violators on Vietnamese rules of the road before intensifying patrols to impose fines on foreigners who break traffic laws in the city.

In the campaign’s first phase, which lasts from August 1 to 15, police officers will look to disseminate traffic rules among foreigners in the city, during which foreigners will only receive warnings for their traffic violations.

From August 16 until the end of October, the city’s police will increase patrols and impose traffic fines on foreigners who break traffic rules.

Lt. Col. Nguyen Van Binh of the Ho Chi Minh City Road and Railway Traffic Police Division said officers who are fluent in foreign languages will be mobilized in the campaign.

Last month, Ho Chi Minh City police officers commenced a month-long campaign to crack down on driving under the influence (DUI), speeding, failure to wear crash helmets, street racing, and other traffic rule violations in all of the city’s 24 districts.  

By the end of July, they had dealt with more than 10,000 cases of violation and imposed fines worth nearly VND4 billion (US$172,000).

International visitors to Ho Chi Minh City surpassed 7.5 million last year, up 17.38 percent from 2017.

This year, the southern metropolis strives to welcome up to 8.5 million foreign visitors.

Around 80,000 foreigners own work permits in Vietnam as of February 2019, according to statistics from the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs.

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