Move aims to identify vehicles and impose fines on drivers.
Cameras will eventually be installed on all highways in Vietnam to identify drivers breaking the law, a press conference organized by the Ministry of Transport reviewing activities in the third quarter was told.
“Speed can be monitored by cameras and fines will be issued,” said Mr. Nguyen Hong Truong, Deputy Minister of Transport.
The cameras will be trialed for six months on highways from Phap Van to Ninh Binh and Noi Bai to Phu Tho (on the Hanoi to Lao Cai route). All highways will then be equipped with cameras, according to Mr. Truong.
A data management system will also be created for traffic safety, which will integrate and share data with related parties, including a database on vehicle registrations, driving licenses, and weight control for trucks, etc.
Highway accidents in Vietnam can be quite severe. After studying their occurrence, the Ministry of Transport concluded that the reasons lay in the motor car, the driver, the weather, and the time of day. Furthermore, the reviews showed that many of the motor cars involved were at an age where they should have been checked for roadworthiness.