Summary of notable prohibited behaviors for drivers in Vietnam

When participating in road traffic, what are the notable prohibited behaviors for drivers in Vietnam? – Xuan Luc (Binh Duong, Vietnam)

Summary of notable prohibited behaviors for drivers in Vietnam (Source: internet)

Summary of notable prohibited behaviors for drivers in Vietnam

Article 8 of the Law on Road Traffic 2008 prohibits drivers from performing the following acts in Vietnam:

- Destroying roads, road bridges, tunnels and ferry landing stages, light signals, marker posts, signs, dome mirrors, median strips, water drainage systems and other works and equipment of road traffic infrastructure.

- Illegally digging, drilling and cutting roads; illegally placing or erecting hurdles on roads; placing and spreading pointed objects, pouring lubricants on roads; illegally leaving materials, wastes and garbage on roads; illegally opening passages and linking to main roads; illegally encroaching, occupying or using land of roads and road safety corridors; opening manhole covers without permission, illegally dismantling, removing or falsifying road works.

- Illegally using roadbeds, roadsides and pavements.

- Putting motor vehicles and special-use machines which fail to satisfy technical safety and environmental protection criteria into operation on roads.

- Changing the chassis, components and accessories of motor vehicles in order to temporarily achieve their technical criteria before taking them for inspection.

- Taking part in, cheering or organizing illegal vehicle races, driving vehicles recklessly on crowded streets or in zigzags.

- Operating a road motor vehicle while there is narcotic in the operator’s body.

- Operating an automobile, tractor or special-use vehicle on the road while there is a concentration of alcohol in the operator’s blood or breath.

Operating a motorcycle or moped while there is a concentration of alcohol of over 50 milligrams per 100 milliliters of blood or 0.25 milligrams per 1 litter of breathed air.

- Operating a motor vehicle without a driver license as prescribed.

Operating a special-use vehicle on the road without a certificate of training in knowledge about the road traffic law, a license or certificate of operation of special-use vehicle.

- Assigning one’s motor vehicle or special-use vehicle to another person ineligible for operating vehicles in road traffic.

- Operating a motor vehicle at a speed beyond the prescribed speed limit, recklessly passing or overtaking.

- Honking and opening the throttle continuously; honking during the time from 22:00 hrs to 05:00 hrs, blowing the hoot, using driving lamps in urban and populous areas, except for priority vehicles moving on duty as provided for by this Law.

- Fitting and using the horn and lamps at variance with the manufacturer design for each type of motor vehicles; using audible devices badly affecting traffic order and safety and public order.

- Transporting goods banned from circulation, illegally transporting, or failing to fully observe regulations on transportation of, dangerous cargoes or wild animals.

- Threatening, offending and fighting over passengers; compelling passengers to use services against their will; employing transshipment, disembarking passengers or committing other acts to evade detection of the carriage of cargoes or passengers in excess of prescribed limits.

- Conducting commercial transportation by car when failing to meet all business conditions as prescribed.

- Absconding after causing accidents in order to shirk responsibility.

- Deliberately refusing to rescue victims of traffic accidents when having conditions to do so.

- Infringing upon the lives, health and property of traffic accident victims and causers.

- Taking advantage of traffic accidents to assault, intimidate, incite, pressure, foment disorder or obstruct the handling of traffic accidents.

- Abusing one’s position, power or profession to breach the road traffic law in Vietnam.

- Illegally manufacturing, using or buying or selling number plates of motor vehicles and special-use vehicles.

- Acts of breaching road traffic rules and other acts endangering road users and vehicles in road traffic.

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