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Tanker truck driver fined $732 for driving in reverse on northern Vietnam expressway

Friday, January 03, 2020, 16:34 GMT+7
Tanker truck driver fined $732 for driving in reverse on northern Vietnam expressway
A tanker truck travels in reverse along the Hanoi-Hai Phong Expressway on January 1, 2020 in this screen grab taken from CCTV footage of the incident.

A tanker truck driver has been fined VND17 million (US$732) after he was caught on CCTV driving his vehicle in reverse along an expressway in northern Vietnam.

Traffic police officers confirmed on Thursday they had imposed the penalty upon Vu Quy H., 24, who hails from the northern province of Hai Duong.

H. also had his driver’s license revoked for six months.

He was previously caught on CCTV driving a fuel truck backward along an expressway connecting Hanoi and the northern city of Hai Phong on Wednesday.

The violation was extremely dangerous and posed a high risk of serious accidents, as all vehicles travel at high speed along the expressway.

Driving a vehicle in reverse on an expressway is punishable by fines worth VND16-18 million ($688-774) in Vietnam, according to a 2019 government decree stipulating the sanctions against traffic violations.

Violators also face license revocation for five to seven months.

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