The Ministry of Public Security has submitted a draft law on road traffic order and safety to the Ministry of Justice for evaluation. The bill is expected to be presented for consideration in the sixth session of the National Assembly (end of 2023).
Government proposes to give details of category and duration of driving license
Notably, in the latest draft of the law relating to driving licences, there is no detailed division of driving license classes as in the draft law consulted in July.
In the old draft law, the Ministry of Public Security proposed to classify the new driving license. Specifically, it is proposed to scrap the existing A1, A4, B1, B2, E, FE, FC driving licenses and replace them with classes A, A3, B, C1, C.
And in the latest draft law sent to the Ministry of Justice for evaluation, the classification content has been removed, only setting out the principle of classification of driver’s licenses. This is to ensure flexibility in the event of changes in relevant international treaties of which Vietnam is a member.
The draft also prescribes the duration of certain types of driving licences. Along with this, it is proposed that the government should give details of the category of driving license and the duration of driving license.
Transport Minister to detail forms of driving license and international driving permit; Lay down orders and procedures for the issue and use of driving licenses and international driving permits.
In the draft report, the Ministry of Public Security said it had agreed with the Ministry of Transport to transpose a number of laws in the road transport chapter related to ensuring the order and safety of drivers participating in traffic. (with a “dynamic” nature) must conform to the regulatory scope of the law, from the draft law on road traffic to the draft law on road traffic order and safety.
Regarding the content of the classification of driver’s licenses, the Ministry of Public Security also conveyed the opinion of the Standing Committee of the National Assembly in its 24th session on July 13.
The Ministry of Public Security clearly states that the regulations on driving license classification, driver’s age, transitional rules for the old and new classes have been researched and amended by the direction drafting agency. The task of defining the framework principles has been entrusted to the government in specific rules.
According to the Ministry of Public Security, based on the request for specific regulations on documents such as driver’s license and certificate of training in the knowledge specified in the draft law, the drafting agency has researched and supplemented the concept of driver’s license.
Wherein, certificate of training in legal knowledge on road traffic is defined as a certificate issued by a road traffic law knowledge training institute to a person who fulfills the conditions prescribed by law to handle road traffic law; kind of fulfills. Participating in road traffic.
Draft new rules on driving age
Regarding age, the latest draft law states that people 16 years of age and older can drive a motorcycle.
Persons of full 18 years of age or above may drive motorbikes, cars, 4-wheeled passenger vehicles with engines, 4-wheeled goods vehicles with engines, intelligent means of transport and special-use motorcycles. The draft resolution states that the government will give details of this material.
In addition, the driver must have the appropriate fitness for each type of vehicle permitted to drive.
Health Minister sets health standards for drivers, periodic health check-ups, maintains a database of health check-ups of drivers.
Earlier, in July, it was proposed in a draft to collect public opinion that people of 16 years and above should be allowed to ride a motorcycle. Category A2, A, A3, B driving license will be provided to persons who have completed 18 years of age or above. Category C1, C, BE driving license will be granted to persons who have completed 21 years of age or above.
D2, C1E, CE category driver’s license is given to persons who are 24 years of age or older. Category D, D2E, DE driving license is issued to persons who are 27 years of age and above.
The maximum age for drivers of passenger cars with more than 30 seats is 50 years for women and 55 years for men.