A Vietnamese married couple had their scooter seized by police officers and will face punishment for performing acrobatics while riding at a dangerous bend on Hai Van Mountain Pass in central Vietnam.
Police officers in Phu Loc District, central Thua Thien-Hue Province said on Monday afternoon that they determined the couple in question include Nguyen The A., 35, and Nguyen Thi Kim Ng., 24, both of whom are local residents.
A 30-second video capturing A. and Ng.’s daredevil stunts circulated on social media on Sunday.
|This supplied photo shows Nguyen Thi Kim Ng.’s scooter being seized by police officers in Phu Loc District, Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam.|
In the video, Ng. carried A. on the scooter while both were not wearing helmets at a double-hairpin bend on Hai Van Mountain Pass, which connects Thua Thien-Hue and Da Nang City.
Then, A., from the passenger seat, leaned forward and held the handlebars to steer the scooter while his left leg was still left in the footrest for the back seat and the right leg was stretched out on the vehicle.
At that time, there were many vehicles running on Hai Van Mountain Pass, with some motorcyclists worried about the couple’s performance and pulling over to the side of the road for their safety.
|A bird’s-eye view of a dangerous bend where reckless riders often show off their riding skills on Hai Van Mountain Pass in central Vietnam. Photo: T. Tri / Tuoi Tre|
The video drew the attention of police officers and prompted an investigation, which resulted in Phu Loc District officers’ summoning A. and Ng. to the police station.
According to their testimony, A. and Ng. are husband and wife and the scooter with the plate number 75K1-510.16 they used in the video is registered to Ng. at the district’s police office.
The couple performed the acrobatics after they and a group of friends had just returned from bathing in a stream near Hai Van Mountain Pass.
|A young man shows off his skill of steering a motorbike with no hands at the slope of a dangerous bend on Hai Van Mountain Pass in central Vietnam. Photo: T. Tri / Tuoi Tre|
The incident was recorded by a person at the site and posted on social media.
Phu Loc police officers seized Ng.’s scooter and handed the case over to their colleagues in Da Nang’s Lien Chieu District, where the bend is located, to handle the couple in accordance with the law for their dangerous and unsafe behavior on the street.
The 24km scenic and twisty road of Hai Van Mountain Pass is always a favorite of motorbike adventurers, with many reckless riders often showing off their riding skills there.
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