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Hanoi traffic police start attaching parking tickets to car windshields

Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 17:22 GMT+7
Hanoi traffic police start attaching parking tickets to car windshields
A traffic police officer fills in a parking ticket stuck on the windshield of a car on a street in Hanoi on December 15, 2020. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Traffic police in Hanoi have officially started issuing parking tickets by attaching them on windshields to curb car parking violations starting Tuesday, a move to ensure traffic order and safety in the year-end time.

According to the Hanoi Bureau of Traffic Police, when a car is found to be parked illegally without the driver inside, officers will take photos as a record of the fault and stick the violation notice on the windshield.

The parking tickets shall contain the time and place of the violation, and verification by competent forces and witnesses. 

The notification paper must be placed in certain positions such as under the windscreen wipers or on windshields to avoid going missing. 

After verifying the owner of the vehicle, police officers will send a penalty notice to the owner.

The driver has three to five days to come to the police station to resolve the case.

A parking ticket is stuck on a windshield of a car on a street in Hanoi on December 14, 2020. Photo: Quang Hieu

A parking ticket is stuck on the window of a car on a street in Hanoi on December 14, 2020. Photo: Quang Hieu / Tuoi Tre

After this period, traffic police will send information of the case to the Vietnam Register, the state agency in charge of vehicle registration, for warning.

Before, cars stopped or parked in contravention of regulations in Hanoi would be sealed and towed to the traffic police’s parking lot. 

The vehicle owner would then come to the police station to settle the issue.

Now, the cars will only be ticketed as long as they are not blocking the flow of traffic.

In cases where the illegally parked car is obstructing traffic, the vehicle will be towed to the traffic police’s parking lot.

A traffic police officer issues a parking ticket on a street in Hanoi on December 14, 2020. Photo: Quang Hieu

A traffic police officer issues a parking ticket on a street in Hanoi on December 14, 2020. Photo: Quang Hieu / Tuoi Tre

Vietnam’s laws currently stipulate that drivers who stop or park vehicles in contravention of regulations will be levied with a fine from VND200,000 (US$9) to VND12 million ($519), depending on the severity of the violation.

On Monday, traffic police in Hanoi piloted issuing parking tickets to some cases of illegal parking on Lieu Giai and Tran Duy Hung Streets.

Traffic police officers notified the vehicle owners on loudspeakers and also took photos of the vehicles in violation.

According to the Hanoi Bureau of Traffic Police, traffic police officers fined 1,500 cases where drivers stopped or parked cars against regulations in the city between November 27 and December 10.

A traffic police officer fills in a parking ticket stuck on a windshield of a car on a street in Hanoi on December 14, 2020. Photo: Quang Hieu

A traffic police officer fills in a parking ticket stuck on the window of a car on a street in Hanoi on December 14, 2020. Photo: Quang Hieu

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