The driver and the owner of a car have been slapped with fines totaling VND29.5 million (US$1,282) as the former had been caught driving in the wrong direction without a driver’s license on an expressway in northern Vietnam.
A patrol team of the Traffic Police Department under the Ministry of Public Security said on Sunday the driver of the car running against traffic on the Hanoi - Thai Nguyen Expressway in a video circulated on social media was Nguyen Van C., 26, from northern Bac Ninh Province.
The owner of the car is Truong Van D., 45, from the same province.
|This supplied collage shows a car running against the traffic direction on the Hanoi - Thai Nguyen Expressway.|
At the time of the functional force’s inspection, driver C. failed to present his driver’s license, the car’s registration, and a certificate of technical safety and environmental protection.
They also determined that D. handed over the car to C., who was not qualified to drive it.
The patrol team thus imposed a total fine of VND24.5 million ($1,065) on C. and sanctioned D. with a VND5 million ($217) penalty.