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Tan Son Nhat to Tow Idling Cars, Fine Drivers

In an effort to clear crippling traffic, Saigon's Department of Transportation has agreed to a proposal set forth by airport officials that will begin treating Tan Son Nhat's roads – including the paths which run to and from each terminal – in the same manner as regular city streets, reports VnExpress.

Moving forward, all vehicles operating on the roads within Tan Son Nhat must obey the same traffic regulations which apply to outside streets. Two-wheeled vehicles are permitted to approach neither the domestic nor international terminal areas, while cars must not idle at the terminal area for more than three minutes.

For those drivers who fail to obey the new regulations, airport security will fine idling cars and also cooperate with local police in an effort to dissuade drivers from breaking the rules. In the event that a car has been left at the terminal without a driver, the vehicle will be towed and its owner required to pay all fees incurred in the process, including towing and bomb clearance.

[Photo via Dong Nam Group]


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