In 2022, what are the penalties for using a phone while driving in Vietnam?

Using phone while driving in Vietnam is a strictly prohibited practice in Road traffic Law. So how much will it cost to use your phone while driving?

In 2022, what are the penalties for using a phone while driving? (Illustration)

1. Penalties for drivers of cars using their phones while driving in Vietnam

- The driver of a car and similar vehicles using a mobile phone while driving on the road in Vietnam shall be subject to a fine of from VND 2,000,000 to VND 3,000,000.

- In addition, violators may also be subject to:

+ Deprivation of the right to use the Driving License from 01 month to 03 months.

+ Depriving the right to use the Driver's License from 02 months to 04 months if committing violations and causing traffic accidents in Vietnam.

2. Penalties for motorists using their phones while driving in Vietnam

- Persons who are driving motorcycles, mopeds (including electric motorcycles), similar motorcycles and similar mopeds using mobile phones, audio devices, except hearing aids in Vietnam shall be subject to a fine of between VND 800,000 and VND 1,000,000.

- In addition, violators may also be subject to:

+ Deprivation of the right to use the Driving License from 01 month to 03 months.

+ Depriving the right to use the Driver's License from 02 months to 04 months if committing violations and causing traffic accidents in Vietnam.

3. Penalties for drivers of bicycles and electric scooters using their phones while driving in Vietnam

Those who are driving bicycles, motorcycles (including electric bicycles), other rudimentary vehicle drivers who use mobile phones, audio devices in Vietnam, except hearing aids, shall be subject to a penalty of between VND 80,000 and VND 100,000.

(Article 4, Points b and c, Clause 11, Article 5; Point h, Clause 4, Points b and c, Clause 10, Article 6; Point h, Clause 1, Article 8 of Decree No. 100/2019/ND-CP; Points d and g, Clause 34, Article 2 of Decree No. 123/2021/ND-CP)

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