Police kick-start concentrated inspection campaign for year-end traffic order

The Road and Railway Traffic Police Division (PC08) of the HCMC Department of Police announced that traffic police have kick-started a concentrated inspection campaign for year-end traffic order from October 15 to December 14.

Traffic wardens are imposing fine on a violator  (Photo: SGGP)

Traffic wardens are imposing fine on a violator (Photo: SGGP)

The move aims at reducing traffic accidents and curbing congestions.
All police officers and equipment will be mobilized to ensure traffic order and issue harsh penalties on violators especially those directly cause traffic accidents and gridlocks. Simultaneously, police force enhance to reduce and deter crime and criminals.
According to the plan, road and railway traffic police in coordination with their peers in districts and mobile police set up teams to patrol along roads to handle violations. They will often patrol in the national highway and “hot spots” of road traffic accidents from 7 PM to 2 AM.
Traffic wardens will focus on inspecting coaches, passenger cars, container trucks and motorbikes in an effort to prevent serious accidents.
Traffic police will focus on violations related to the abuse of alcohol and drugs, breaking speed limits, using the wrong lanes and exceeding passenger capacity, abusing drugs or transporting flammable and explosive substances and dangerous commodities.
Those caught to abuse alcohol and drugs, or transporting flammable and explosive substances and dangerous commodities will have their licenses suspended and their vehicles seized.
More traffic police officers will be added to patrol the national highways and roads with many accident-prone sites, airports; coach stations; and seaports. Moreover, traffic and construction inspectors will issue severe penalties on construction site without signs
As many as 464 persons were killed and 1,794 were injured in around 2,566 road accidents in first nine months of the year.
Most of the accidents have been caused by motorcyclists and passenger coach and container truck drivers from 8 PM to 2 AM.

By DAN NGUYEN - Translated by ANH QUAN

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