HCMC – The traffic police of the southern province of Dong Nai yesterday fined the driver and operator of a 46-seat, long-haul bus VND21 million for carrying 71 passengers.
The vehicle traveled along National Highway 1A from HCMC to the coastal province of Binh Thuan.
The traffic police officers were conducting a patrol in Suoi Tre Ward, Long Khanh City, at some 5pm of the same day when they decided to pull over the bus, operated by Thanh Dat.
The findings showed 71 passengers crammed into the bus with only 46 seats.
The driver and passenger bus operator were fined VND10.5 million each.
The police also impounded the registration inspection certificate and driver’s license of Nguyen Tan Loi, 36, who resides in Binh Thuan.
The passengers said they had to cram inside the bus because tickets at the Mien Dong Bus Station were sold out.
After the violation was booked, all passengers were moved to other vehicles and transported to their destination.