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Handling oversized, overloaded vehicles: Manage from loading stage

Updated at Tuesday, 11 Jul 2017, 10:49
The Hanoitimes - In order to ensure traffic order and road infrastructure, Hanoi functional forces have been dealing with overloaded and oversized vehicles for years.
However, in reality, if responsibilities are left for functional forces on duty alone, the goal to handle oversized and overloaded vehicles will just remain as a slogan. 

Many violation strategies

To deal with oversized, overloaded vehicles which cause traffic disruptions, in 2015 and 2016, the Ministry of Transport and local authorities have repeatedly set the basic goal of solving this situation. Even, at times, the number of oversized and overloaded vehicles is up to 95%. 
Nevertheless, the reality shows that harsh punishments cannot solve the problems. Because of economic profits, many drivers and businesses still find ways to violate regulations.

In particular, in the night of July 5, within an hour of duty at Le Trong Tan – Van Phu node, the task force of the Traffic Police no. 7, the Police Department, Hanoi Police detected and processed nearly 10 cases of overweighed goods. Notably, the majority of drivers when checked did not cooperate with the functional forces, for example, the case of driver Nguyen Van Nam, born in 1985 in Hoa Chinh commune, Chuong My District. He controlled a truck with the license plate at 29C-595.57. At the time of inspection, he not only refused to show his driver license but also drove his truck at the speed of crawling when he was asked to bring the car to the weighing station, causing many difficulties for the police. After the inspection, the functional forces detected a 200% overweight of the truck with the license plate 29C-565.57. This situation has happened at many checkpoints handling oversized and overloaded vehicles in Hanoi.

Responsibilities on storage owners

In fact, over the past years, under the drastic inspection of the functional forces, the over-sized and over-loaded vehicles in the city in particular and the whole country in general have made many changes. But violation still exists. According to the head of the Traffic Police Department, the Ministry of Public Security, in addition to a sheer number of functional forces, some drivers still try to deal with the task forces so as to avoid control and the inspection demands. 

Furthermore, many warehouse and port owners have not strictly complied with the regulations on car load control, so the inspection and handling of the functional forces on duty still meet with many difficulties.

In order to improve the quality and efficiency of oversized and overloaded vehicles, Nguyen Huu Danh, the deputy head of the Traffic Police Department, says that the management units of ports and warehouses should be assigned acurately. At the same time, functional forces need to strictly manage the loading of goods on cars at the places where the goods are loaded. Furthermore, functional units need to be strengthened to inspect, control and handle violations right from the place of loading goods. "It is necessary to strictly handle the violation cases.” 

Apart from making minutes, the task forces must determine the routes and areas where the vehicles have gone through to detect the officials that "pass" the violations - Major General Dinh Van Toan - Deputy Director of Hanoi Police.
Nguyen Tung
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