Conditions of street use in Vietnam are not for traffic purposes

According to Law on Road Traffic 2008 stipulates that streets in Vietnam are used for traffic purposes only. However, there are still some cases of temporary use of streets for non-traffic purposes.

Cases and conditions of street use not intended for traffic in Vietnam (Illustration)

1. A part of pavement is temporarily used not for traffic not intended for traffic in Vietnam

1.1. In case of temporary use of sidewalk not intended for traffic in Vietnam

The sidewalk is allowed to be used temporarily for non-traffic purposes in the following cases:

- Propagating the Party's guidelines and policies and the law of the State. The duration of temporary use of sidewalks in Vietnam shall not exceed 30 days; if the duration of temporary use is greater than 30 days, it shall be approved by the Ministry of Transport (for national highways) or provincial-level People's Committees (for local road systems);

- Organize funerals and lookouts, keep vehicles for funerals of households in Vietnam; the time for temporary use of street sidewalks must not exceed 48 hours, in special cases it must not exceed 72 hours;

- Organize weddings and keep vehicles for weddings of households; the duration of temporary use of street pavements shall not exceed 48 hours;

- Car care and holding points for cultural and sports activities, parades and festivals in Vietnam; temporary use of street sidewalks shall not exceed the time of organizing such cultural activities;

- The transfer point of construction materials and waste to serve the construction of the household; The time used is from 22: 00 on the night of the previous day to 6: 00 in the morning of the next day.

1.2. Conditions for temporary use of sidewalk not intended for traffic in Vietnam

- The temporary use of a part of the street in Vietnam is not for traffic purposes, must not cause disorder and traffic safety.

- Observe the time of use for each case as item (1.1)

- The location of sidewalks in Vietnam that are allowed to be used temporarily for non-traffic purposes must meet the following conditions:

+ The remaining sidewalk for pedestrians with a minimum width of 1.5 meters;

+ Summer streets in Vietnam have load-bearing structures suitable for temporary use.

- In case of using street sidewalks to organize weddings and funerals in Vietnam, the household must notify the commune-level People's Committee before temporarily using part of the street sidewalks.

For use of sidewalks in Vietnam to: Propagate the Party's policies and the State's laws; Vehicle keeping and keeping points for cultural, sports, parades and festivals activities; Construction materials and waste transshipment points for household construction, the provincial People's Committee shall prescribe administrative procedures for temporary use of sidewalks.

2. Temporary use of part of roads not entering Vietnam for traffic purposes

2.1. If temporary use of a part of the roadway not entering for traffic purposes in Vietnam

The roadbed is allowed to be temporarily not used for traffic purposes in Vietnam in the following cases:

- Car care and keeping points for cultural and sports activities, parades and festivals; temporary use of roadside not exceeding the time of organizing such activities;

- Domestic waste transshipment point of urban sanitation enterprises in Vietnam; The time used is from 22:00 midnight on the previous day to 6:00 a.m. on the next day.

2.2. Conditions for temporary use of part of roads not entering for traffic purposes in Vietnam

- The temporary use of a part of the roadway not entering for traffic purposes must not cause traffic order and safety in Vietnam.

- Observe the time of use for each case as item (2.1)

- The location of roadbed allowed for temporary use not for traffic purposes must meet the following conditions:

+ Not belonging to the national highway passing through urban areas in Vietnam;

+ The remaining roadbed for vehicles with minimum width of 02 lanes for one way;

+ Roadbed in Vietnam has load-bearing structure suitable for temporary use.

- The People's Committees of provinces and centrally run cities shall prescribe administrative procedures for permitting temporary use of road beds.

3. Organizing cultural and sports activities, parades and festivals on roads in Vietnam

The organization of cultural and sport activities, processions, festivals on roads must comply with the following provisions:

a) Agencies or organizations wishing to use roads for cultural and sport activities, processions or festivals shall obtain written agreement of competent road administration agencies on traffic assurance plans before applying for permits to organize these activities in accordance with law;

b) When necessary to restrict traffic on or close a road, the road administration agency shall issue announcements on traffic directions; agencies or organizations mentioned at Point a, Clause 1 of this Article shall organize the publication of these announcements on the mass media and take measures to ensure order and safety for road users and vehicles in traffic;

b) When necessary to restrict traffic on or close a road, the road administration agency shall issue announcements on traffic directions; agencies or organizations mentioned at Point a, Clause 1 of this Article shall organize the publication of these announcements on the mass media and take measures to ensure order and safety for road users and vehicles in traffic;

(Clause 1, Article 35 of the 2008 Road Traffic Law, Clause 4, Article 1 of Decree 100/2013/ND-CP)

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