Conditions for automobiles and motorcycles to join in road traffic in Vietnam

What are the regulations on the conditions for automobiles and motorcycles to join in road traffic in Vietnam? – Duc Hanh (Bac Kan, Vietnam)

According to the provisions of the Law on Road Traffic 2008, motor vehicle means automobile; tractor; trailer or semi-trailer drawn by automobile or tractor; motorcycles, three-wheeled motor vehicle, moped (including electric moped) and the like.

Thus, automobile and motorcycles are considered as motor vehicle, so they need to meet certain traffic conditions for motor vehicles, specifically as follows:

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Conditions for automobiles and motorcycles to join in road traffic in Vietnam (Internet image)

Conditions for automobiles to join in road traffic in Vietnam

Automobiles of proper types allowed to join in road traffic must satisfy the following quality, technical safety and environmental protection criteria:

+ Being equipped with an effective brake system;

+ Being fitted with an effective steering system;

+ The steering wheel is on the left side of the automobile; for a foreigner’s overseas+registered automobile with a right+handed steering wheel, to join in road traffic in Vietnam, it must comply with the Government’s regulations;

+ Being fully equipped with driving and passing lamps, registration plate lamp, stop lamp and signal lamps;

+ Having the wheels fitted with pneumatic tires of the right size and right technical standards for each type of automobile;

+ Having sufficient rear-view mirrors and other equipment and devices to ensure the operator’s visibility;

+ Having the windscreen and windows made of safety glass;

+ Having a horn of standard volume;

+ Being fully equipped with an exhaust silencer, an exhaust pipe and other equipment and devices to ensure exhaust gas and noise up to environmental standards;

+ Their structures are durable enough and ensure stable operation.

Conditions of participation in traffic of motorbikes

Motorcycles, three+wheeled motor vehicles and mopeds of right types allowed to join in road traffic must satisfy the quality, technical safely and environmental protection standards as follows

+ Being equipped with an effective brake system;

+ Being fitted with an effective steering system;

+ Being fully equipped with driving and passing lamps, registration plate lamp, stop lamp and signal lamps;

+ Having the wheels fitted with pneumatic tires of the right size and right technical standards for each type of automobile;

+ Having sufficient rear-view mirrors and other equipment and devices to ensure the operator’s visibility;

+ Having a horn of standard volume;

+ Being fully equipped with an exhaust silencer, an exhaust pipe and other equipment and devices to ensure exhaust gas and noise up to environmental standards;

+ Their structures are durable enough and ensure stable operation.

Note: Motor vehicles must have registration papers and number plates, granted by competent state bodies.

Conditions for rudimentary vehicles to join in traffic in Vietnam

When joining in traffic, rudimentary vehicles of all kinds must satisfy the conditions on road traffic safety.

Conditions for special-use vehicles to join in traffic in Vietnam

- Satisfying the following quality, technical safety and environmental protection criteria:

+ Having an effective brake system;

+ Having an effective steering system;

+ Having lamps;

+ Ensuring the operator’s visibility;

+ Special-use parts must be fitted firmly at right positions, ensuring safety while traveling;

+ Ensuring exhaust gas and noise according to environmental standards;

- Having a registration paper and number plate granted by competent state agencies.

- Operating within the prescribed area, ensuring safety for people, vehicles and road works while traveling.

* Note:

- The manufacture, assembly, modification, repair and import of special-use vehicles must comply with regulations on quality, technical safety and environmental protection.

- The owners and operators of special-use vehicles shall maintain the technical safety conditions and have them inspected as prescribed for special-use vehicles in road traffic.

Mai Thanh Loi

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