JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Driver fined $730 for wrong-way driving on northern Vietnam expressway

Driver fined $730 for wrong-way driving on northern Vietnam expressway

Monday, February 17, 2020, 15:32 GMT+7
Driver fined $730 for wrong-way driving on northern Vietnam expressway
A car is spotted moving wrong-way on the Hanoi - Hai Phong Expressway in northern Vietnam in this screenshot taken from CCTV footage.

A driver was slapped with a hefty fine and had their driving license revoked on Monday for driving against traffic on an expressway connecting Hanoi and the northern city of Hai Phong.

CCTV cameras installed on the Hanoi - Hai Phong Expressway detected a car moving on the wrong side of the high-speed road at 9:27 am on Monday, the company in charge of the road’s management and operation confirmed on the same day.

The vehicle was running against traffic in a lane that allows a top speed of 120 kilometers per hour, the company added.

The car had been moving wrong-way for a total of 4.8 kilometers before it was pulled over by traffic police officers at 9:35 am the same morning near a toll station in Hai Phong.

The driver was slapped with a hefty fine of VND17 million (US$730), which is around five times the basic monthly income in Vietnam, and had their driver’s license revoked for six months.

Driving wrong-way on an expressway is a violation punishable by VND16-18 million in fine and a driver’s license revocation of 5-7 months, according to a government decree stipulating fines for road traffic violations in Vietnam.

The Hanoi – Hai Phong Expressway runs for 105.5 kilometers connecting the Vietnamese capital with the port city located to its east.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Tuoi Tre News

Read more

18 die of rabies in Vietnam in Jan-Feb

Nearly 70,000 people suffering dog and cat bites received treatment at hospitals and got vaccinated against rabies during the two-month period

22 hours ago



‘Taste of Australia’ gala dinner held in Ho Chi Minh City after 2-year hiatus

Taste of Australia Gala Reception has returned to the Park Hyatt Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City's District 1 after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Vietnamese woman gives unconditional love to hundreds of adopted children

Despite her own immense hardship, she has taken in and cared for hundreds of orphans over the past three decades.

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta celebrates spring with ‘hat boi’ performances

The art form is so popular that it attracts people from all ages in the Mekong Delta

Vietnamese youngster travels back in time with clay miniatures

Each work is a scene caught by Dung and kept in his memories through his journeys across Vietnam

Latest news