With a view to ensuring safety for road users and vehicles, the Prime Minister has recently issued Directive No. 29/CT-TTg on the handling of road vehicles which are outdated or left uninspected beyond the prescribed deadline for roadworthiness inspection.
|Outdated road vehicles still in use will be strictly handled__Photo: Internet|
Accordingly, the Ministry of Transport is tasked to direct related agencies to notify the Ministry of Public Security and provincial-level Police Departments of the list of road vehicles which are outdated or left uninspected beyond the prescribed deadline for roadworthiness inspection and publicize such list in the mass media.
Under the Directive, registry offices nationwide are requested to intensify cooperation with transport inspectors, traffic polices and local authorities in making statistics on, and managing and handling, all outdated vehicles in areas under their management.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Public Security is requested to increase patrol, detect and strictly handle outdated cars still in use, and concurrently reviewing and revoking registration certificates and number plates of outdated road vehicles. It will have to organize training courses for road patrol and control teams, step up the application of science and technology and furnish them with modern equipment in order to detect and prevent vehicles which are outdated or left uninspected beyond the prescribed deadline for roadworthiness inspection from joining traffic.
The Prime Minister assigns the Ministry of Information and Communications to direct central and local news agencies to propagandize and popularize in various forms the regulations on handling of outdated vehicles among citizens and enterprises. He also directs provincial-level People’s Committees to push up administrative procedure reform and create favorable procedures and mechanisms for citizens and enterprises to hand over their outdated road vehicles to authorities for handling.
The Directive prescribes the responsibility of heads of agencies, units and localities for handling violations in areas under their management, especially in serious accidents caused by outdated road vehicles.- (VLLF)