The Hanoi Department of Transport has proposed that motorbike taxi drivers should wear badges while working.
The proposal is part of the regulations on taxi and transportation services that use two-wheeled and three-wheeled vehicles. The drivers of three-wheeled vehicles must be over 15 years old, healthy and thoroughly understand the traffic rules. Moreover, they must register with the local authorities and will be given a badge to operate.
Motorbike transporters must be over 16 years old to drive more than 50cc motorbikes. Having vehicle registration certificates and IDs on their person while working would be mandatory. The drivers must also prepare two helmets for them and their passengers.
In order to start a transportation business, certificate of business registration, permanent residence certificate or temporary residence certificate, a copy of the passenger and cargo transport registration are required. All businesses and drivers must apply for the badges issued by the ward and communal authorities.
The badge should be worn on the left chest of the drivers. The drivers must return the badge to the authorities if they do not work for over 30 days. If the badge is lost, the driver must report to the local authorities and the company to get guidance on how to apply for another badge.
The Department of Transport also issued many regulations regarding parking locations and how to use technology in the management system at companies.
The department suggested implementing the regulations starting from January 1, 2020.