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Speed Racer: Man fined for cruising through Hanoi at 299km/h

Speed Racer: Man fined for cruising through Hanoi at 299km/h

Friday, March 12, 2021, 11:46 GMT+7
Speed Racer: Man fined for cruising through Hanoi at 299km/h
T.T.Kien is pictured with his big displacement motorcycle at the Hanoi traffic police station. Photo: Ha Quan / Tuoi Tre

Traffic police in Hanoi issued a VND10.5 million (US$455) fine and confiscated the motorcycle of a driver caught ripping through Hanoi on Tuesday

According to the traffic police’s record, T.T.Kien, 26, was found riding a big displacement motorbike at 299km per hour (km/h) on Thang Long Avenue at 2:18 pm on Tuesday.

A four-minute video recording Kien’s deadly race from Hoa Lac Hi-Tech Park in Thach That District to the city center, during which he gradually accelerated from 160km/h to 299km/h, was shared to social media on Wednesday.

A video shared on the Internet shows T.T.Kien’s deadly race in Hanoi, Vietnam. Video: Otofun

From the video, Hanoi traffic police were able to identify the speed camera along Kien’s route that held video footage of the incident.  

Kien’s action violated regulations prohibiting two-wheeled vehicles from driving on a four-wheeler-only highway, as well as speeding and not having a driver's license.

The Hanoi traffic police thus fined Kien VND10.5 million and confiscated his motorcycle for seven days, as per the regulations.

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