Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh, who is chairman of the National Traffic Safety Committee, has instructed the Ministry of Public Security and the southern province of Binh Duong to investigate an illegal motorcycle race.
|Racers and their motorbikes at the headquarters of the Police Department in Binh Duong province|
In an announcement sent from the Government Office, Mr. Binh required the ministry and the province to investigate and strictly handle violators especially the leaders of the racing, prompting authorized agencies to have measures to prevent illegal racings from occurring and influencing security and public order.
If showing signs of committing the count ‘Organizing illegal racings’ of the Penal Code, the violators should be prosecuted, he asked.
On January 30, the third day of the lunar new year, over 200 motorbikes together with hundreds of youths at ages from 17-27 blockaded streets in Binh Duong boulevard from Thu Dau Mot city to HCMC, the stretch from Suoi Cat area to Phu Tho ward.
Racers gathered to rev, yaw and swing a hammock frightening locals until police surrounded the area, arrested some racers and seized 30 vehicles.
According to initial information, most of the racers reside in Thuan An town, Di An town and Thu Dau Mot city. In addition, there were some from Cu Chi district, HCMC.