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Vietnam Register shows support to taxi cabs with passenger partitions
  • By Nguyen Duong | dtinews.vn | February 20, 2019 05:46 PM
The Vietnam Register, government agency responsible for the licensing and evaluation of vehicles, supports the introduction of passenger partitions to help ensure the safety of local taxi drivers.


 

Driver installs passenger partition in his car

Many people have backed the proposal, especially after a taxi driver was robbed and killed near My Dinh Stadium on January 29.

However, other people felt worried that such changes might not be accepted by the authorities. The taxi firm which featured the partition said it was installed by the driver himself because the firm would not be able to register their car fleet with it.

On February 19, Nguyen Huu Tri, deputy head of Vietnam Register, said he supported the driver and would propose to adjust the regulations to make taxi firms install partitions to protect their drivers. Moreover, the cost would not be much so the plan was feasible, he said.

Firms that have installed passenger partitions should work with the Vietnam Register on the quality of the partitions. The partitions must not hinder the driver's ability and make sure that in case of emergency, both the driver and passenger can still get out.

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