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A series of cyclists who ran red lights were fined

Ho Chi Minh CityMany exercise bikers who ran red lights and entered the car lanes on Pham Van Dong Boulevard were fined; Some cars were temporarily impounded, early in the morning of November 8.

From 4:30 a.m., many groups of people on sports bicycles soared on Pham Van Dong Street, Thu Duc City. At the intersection, a group of more than a dozen vehicles ran a red light, led by the Traffic Police Patrol Team (Ho Chi Minh City Traffic Police Department) signaled to stop, but some people fled or turned to the bypass route.

A cyclist who ran a red light was signaled by the police to stop.  Photo: Dinh Van

A cyclist who ran a red light was signaled by the police to stop. Photo: Dinh Van

Having been penalized, the male office worker said that because he saw the road was empty and was traveling with the group, he “had to keep the speed” together, had to run the red light.

In half an hour, the police fined nearly a dozen violators. Some did not carry fines on the spot, had their cars impounded.

Decree 100 stipulates that bicycles entering prohibited roads will be fined 200,000-300,000 VND; Failure to comply with traffic lights will be fined 100,000-200,000 VND.

Police impound the bicycle of a person who ran a red light.  Photo: Dinh Van

Police impound the bicycle of a person who ran a red light. Photo: Dinh Van

Since October 1, the Traffic Police Patrol Team leading the delegation has sanctioned more than 100 cases of bicycles running through red lights and entering the car lane on this route every morning.

“They do exercise to improve their health but rely on them not obeying traffic laws, often crashing and endangering themselves and others,” said the leader of this Team.

Dinh Van

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