|Photo shows the sleeper coach carrying 69 passengers more than its capacity. — Photo vnexpress.net|
The central Thanh Hoa Province's traffic police yesterday fined a sleeper coach driver, Le Van Phuong, VND40 million (US$1,800) for carrying 111 passengers, 69 more than his coach's registered capacity.
The driver was caught when he was driving his 42-seater coach on a stretch of National Highway No 1A in Bim Son Town.
The passengers on the coach were mainly students and workers returning to Ha Noi after enjoying a six-day holiday from April 28 to May 3, to celebrate the Hung Kings anniversary (April 28), Liberation Day (April 30) and May Day (May 1).
The police also seized the coach for seven days.