Vietnam: Traffic rules that pedestrians, people with disabilities and children must understand

Recently, the Ministry of Public Security has submitted the Draft Law on ensuring road traffic order and safety to the National Assembly of Vietnam for consideration.

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According to Article 14 of the Draft Law on ensuring road traffic order and safety of Vietnam, rules when participating in road traffic by pedestrians, people with disabilities, the elderly and weak, children participating in traffic are specified as follows:

1. Pedestrians:

- Pedestrians must walk on sidewalks and pedestrian-only roads; where there is no sidewalk, curb or road reserved for pedestrians, pedestrians must walk close to the edge of the road;

- Pedestrians may only cross the street at places with signal lights, road markings or overpasses and tunnels for pedestrians and must comply with road signs and instructions;

- In case there are no signal lights, no road markings, overpasses, or tunnels for pedestrians, pedestrians must pay attention to oncoming vehicles, only cross the road when it is safe, and are responsible for ensuring safety when crossing the road;

- Pedestrians must not cross the median strip or hang on to moving traffic; when carrying bulky objects, they must ensure safety and not cause obstacles to people and vehicles participating in road traffic.

2. People with disabilities, the elderly and weak, children participating in traffic:

- Persons with disabilities using non-motorized wheelchairs may walk on sidewalks and where there are rudimentary pedestrian and vehicle markings;

- Blind people when traveling on the road must be led or have tools to signal to other people that they are blind people;

- Traffic means give way to the visually impaired;

- People with mental illness, people with intellectual limitations when participating in traffic need a guardian to lead;

- Children under 7 years of age, when crossing urban roads or roads frequently visited by motor vehicles, must be led by an adult;

- Everyone has the responsibility to help the disabled, the elderly, and children under 7 years old when crossing the street.

View more details at the Draft Law on ensuring road traffic order and safety of Vietnam.

Ty Na

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