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ROAD SAFETY: 200,000 cited for violating traffic laws

ROAD SAFETY: 200,000 cited for violating traffic laws

More than 200,000 motorbike drivers were caught disobeying traffic laws in the last four months of 2009, according to traffic authorities. Him Yan, director of the Department of Public Order for the National Police, said that of the violations handed out, 110,149 were for motorcycle drivers not wearing safety helmets and 71,776 vehicles for driving without a rearview mirror. Some 14,412 people were pulled over for not having both a helmet and a rearview mirror. Besides motorbikes, there were 11,637 car drivers caught for violating traffic laws. Of those, 4,130 drivers did not wear safety belts, 60 ignored traffic signs and 41 did not have a valid licence plate.