HCMC man fined for driving car with flashing lights

By Dinh Van   May 28, 2024 | 03:00 am PT
Police in Ho Chi Minh City fined a man VND1.5 million (US$60) and suspended his license for two months for driving an SUV equipped with flashing lights.

An SUV moves on a street in HCMC's Hoc Mon District with flash lights. Video by police

The man, 30, borrowed the vehicle from a friend, police said Tuesday.

While driving on National Highway 22 in the outlying in Hoc Mon District on May 15, he continuously turned on the vehicle's flashing light system, which is similar to stage lighting.

Dazzled drivers recorded and posted videos on social media to report the incident.

Questioned by the police, the driver claimed that turning on the lights multiple times was unintentional, while the car owner, 37, has now removed the non-compliant lighting system and pledged not to repeat the offense.

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