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Vietnam PM wants speed limits raised to improve road efficiency
Prime Minister Phan Van Khai called for finding ways to raise speed limits on Vietnam’s roads and rationalizing penalties for violation of traffic rules so that the roads could be used more efficiently.
The current urban speed limit in Vietnam ranges from 30 to 40 kilometers an hour and in rural areas 40 - 60 km, except for the HCMC – Trung Luong section of National Highway 1 which will have a speed limit of 80 kph once it opens to traffic next month.
However, Khai did not mention minimum speed limit in his instruction to the Ministries of Transport and Public Security Thursday.
He also said the traffic police should be obliged to present video evidence of violations before punishing drivers. Many drivers fined for speeding deny any violation.
The PM also called for amending regulations for seizing vehicles. He said policemen should not keep a large number of vehicles in custody but instead take a certain sum of money as security when drivers committed minor offences like not wearing helmets.
Reported by Manh Quan – Translated by Minh Phat
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Published: 05 May, 2006, 21:20:13 (GMT+7)
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