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Vietnamese traffic policemen to go plainclothes, enhance patrols for detecting violations

Vietnamese traffic policemen to go plainclothes, enhance patrols for detecting violations

Friday, March 22, 2024, 15:29 GMT+7
Vietnamese traffic policemen to go plainclothes, enhance patrols for detecting violations
A plainclothes traffic police officer is on duty in Hanoi. Photo: Hong Quang / Tuoi Tre

The Traffic Police Department under Vietnam's Ministry of Public Security has said it would deploy more plainclothes officers to patrol the streets without surveillance cameras in order to detect traffic violations.

The department said on Thursday that it had issued a plan to crack down on drunk driving and drug-related offenses, overloaded vehicles, speeding, driving against traffic, failure to adhere to traffic signals, and using fake papers.

To detect alcohol- and drug-related offenses, police officers will regularly change the location of checkpoints and operation methods.

They will increase patrols near checkpoints to handle drivers who intentionally turn their vehicles around or travel into alleyways or take shortcuts to avoid checkpoints.

If violators are officials of state agencies or Party members, their violations will be informed to their organizations.

A representative of the Traffic Police Department said inspections would be conducted regularly in order to improve local residents’ awareness of complying with traffic regulations.

Since early last year, traffic police officers have dealt with over one million violations of the alcohol concentration limit, detected more than 4,500 drivers testing positive for drugs, booked 102,000 drivers driving against traffic, and found 15,000 vehicles overtaking other drivers without the right of way.

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Thanh Ha - Hong Quang / Tuoi Tre News

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