Proposal to control emissions of tens of millions of motorbikes

Proposal to control emissions of tens of millions of motorbikes 5

Proposal to control emissions of tens of millions of motorbikes

This draft Law stipulates that the registration agency is responsible for periodically inspecting motorbike and moped exhaust emissions;

Explaining the above proposal, Mr. Nguyen Van Thach, Director of Traffic Safety Department (Ministry of Transport), said that the number of motorbikes has increased rapidly in recent times, causing emissions to increase rapidly in large urban areas.

`Including the above regulations in the Road Traffic Law (amended) is necessary. Checking motorcycle emissions is not only to control air quality but also vehicle quality,` Mr. Thach said and said.

According to the Vietnam Register, there are currently more than 50 million motorbikes in circulation nationwide (Hanoi 5.7 million, Ho Chi Minh City 8.1 million), accounting for 95% of the number of motor vehicles and emitting 80 –

Mr. Dang Tran Khanh, Deputy Head of Motor Vehicle Inspection Department (Vietnam Register Department), said that currently, emission control only applies to new manufactured and imported vehicles.

Vehicles crowded on Nguyen Trai Street, Hanoi.

Regarding solutions to control motorbike emissions, Mr. Khanh said that, in addition to registration centers, vehicle maintenance and repair facilities can participate in testing motorbike emissions in the form of socialized investment.

`Inspection time for each motorbike is only 2-3 minutes. If the vehicle does not meet emission standards, the owner will have to fix it and re-inspect it to receive a certificate. The motorbike inspection cycle is a number of times.

Vehicles that have only been used for a few years do not need to be inspected. Authorities can focus on old vehicles with a lifespan of over 10 years or pre-control motorbikes of 175cc or more because their quantity is small.

Mr. Khanh also said that, according to Taiwan’s experience, people have to pay the fee for checking motorbike emissions from environmental protection fees through gasoline;

From the perspective of a traffic expert, Dr. Phan Le Binh said that controlling emissions of tens of millions of motorbikes is not simple, the number of vehicle registration centers is not many, so it is easy to be `overloaded`.

`In the immediate future, it is necessary to check emissions of 15-20 year old vehicles in big cities so that people can get used to it,` Mr. Binh suggested.

Mr. Binh also said that the authorities should consider the location of emission stickers on motorbikes so that traffic police do not have to stop and check;

According to the National Environmental Status Report of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, in 2011 – 2015, respiratory diseases became more and more common and the incidence increased.

Doan Loan

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