Within the framework of its ongoing 10th session, the 14th National Assembly discussed in groups issues related to the Law on Road Traffic and the Law on Road Traffic Order and Safety on November 11.
Speaking at the discussion, General To Lam, Member of the Politburo and Minister of Public Security said that the two law projects aim at solving two important and major social issues: building traffic infrastructure and ensuring road traffic safety and security.
|Minister To Lam speaks at the group discussion session.
According to Minister To Lam, the traffic safety and order situation is alarming, leaving great consequences. He went on to say, law violations and crimes are prevalent on the traffic routes. The minister explained that ensuring traffic safety is part of the work of ensuring social order and safety, which is within the functions and missions of the Ministry of Public Security.
Therefore, the Ministry of Public Security requested the NA to consider and pass the Law on Road Traffic Order and Safety that had been supported by the Government and relevant agencies.
Minister To Lam also affirmed that provisions in the draft Law that the Traffic Police Force will be responsible for holding driving tests and issuing driver’s licenses will not affect the current driving training institutions.
The Ministry of Public Security will strictly manage and standardize the procedures for driving testing and issuance of driving licenses to prevent cheats in driving tests and counterfeit driver’s licenses. Under the draft law, the Ministry of Public Security only manages the procedures for driving tests and issuance of driver’s licenses rather than driver training and the operation of driver training centers.
The Minister of Public Security stated that the management of the issuance of driver’s licenses is underlined in the Law on Road Traffic Order and Safety as 90% of the traffic safety incidents are caused by drivers, according to statistics.By Thien Minh