Two buses block road, traffic to prevent rival bus from overtaking

By Huy Manh   March 6, 2023 | 08:19 pm PT
Two buses belonging to a passenger transport company in central Vietnam blocked traffic for 10 minutes by driving slowly abreast to prevent a rival from going ahead.

Camera footage from the 16-seat bus affected in the feud shows the two buses belonging to Hoang Phuong Transport Company block the road in Thach Thanh District, Thanh Hoa Province, on March 1.

A Hoang Phuong spokesperson said the 16-seat bus had picked up its passengers, and so the drivers of its two buses wanted to "stop to talk" with its driver.

The blockade was lifted after 10 minutes and traffic began to flow again.

Two buses of a passenger transport company runs slowly side by side on a street in Thanh Hoa Province, March 1, 2023. Video by VnExpress/Huy Manh

Local residents said the occurrence was not uncommon on that road.

Cars and buses that deliberately prevent other vehicles from overtaking in safe situations can be fined VND300,000-400,000.

Vehicles that drive slowly but fail to move to the extreme right of the road and give way to others can be fined VND400,000-600,000.

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