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Vietnamese drivers are ‘greasy in the law’, cars are racing to overtake in the emergency lane

That is what I find difficult to understand in two days on the Long Thanh-Dau Giay highway, where the driver, despite the wrong knowledge, still carelessly passes to go faster.

The driver’s wing is still joking, that we have highways, but the culture of using this type of road is still low.

Last weekend, going back and forth on the Long Thanh – Dau Giay expressway, when there was a congestion and unexplained part ahead, the flow of cars ran into the emergency lane to overtake. I’m not sure if they know it is illegal to operate a vehicle like that?

Many cars pass in the emergency lane of Long Thanh – Dau Giay expressway. Video: Thuy Trang

Even the very type of driving “contested” like that makes traffic more complicated. For example, on the afternoon of March 13, the section near the Long Thanh Bridge towards Ho Chi Minh City, there was a truck going slowly on the slope of the bridge (maybe because of heavy load), causing the flow of cars behind the tail to roll slowly. Many vehicles quickly turn on their right turn signals and go to the emergency lane to pass. At the ramp to the road to the bridge (2 lanes), they turned left to ask to merge. Such driving, in my opinion, adds to congestion. Fast for some but slowing down a lot of others.

The emergency lane, which is reserved for vehicles in trouble, can pull over and stop without affecting traffic. In addition, priority vehicles in an emergency can move in such as ambulance, police, fire … However, if there is an accident on the road, the rescue force must also give up when the emergency lane is “locked” by unconscious drivers.

Authorities have completed the installation of a monitoring system, handling violations of traffic order and safety on the city highway. HCM – Long Thanh – Dau Giay. Hope this can bring to an end to this situation.

According to Decree 100/2019, the act of running a car into the emergency stop lane or the side of the highway is fined 3-5 million VND, the driving license is stripped for 1-3 months. If there is an accident, the stripping time is 2-4 months.

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