Unregistered vehicles cannot be fined during this time?

For 01 day overdue for car registration, you will be fined a fine from 3,000,000 VND to 4,000,000 VND and the right to use your driver’s license will be revoked from 01 month to 03 months according to Pursuant to Article 16 of Decree 100/2019/ND-CP amended by Clause 9, Article 2 of Decree 123/2021/ND-CP.

However, currently, due to criminal searches at registration agencies and registration staff being arrested for investigation purposes, drivers cannot register on time. According to statistics, the number of vehicles due for inspection in March in Hanoi is 68,690, with the ability of registration centers to only meet about 15% of demand. Similarly in Ho Chi Minh City, with the number of vehicles due for inspection in March expected to be 44,350, the ability to meet only 49% of demand.

So it can be seen that drivers cannot be registered because registration agencies cannot do this. Obviously, these drivers are still fined for violating the registration period at this time It is indeed very unreasonable.

Currently, according to my research, the traffic police agency cannot fine the driver for violating the registration period because: According to Clause 4, Article 11 of the Law Administrative sanctions stipulate the cases in which administrative violations are not imposed in the following cases: “Commission of administrative violations due to force majeure events“..

A force majeure event is an objective event that is unpredictable and cannot be overcome despite the application of all necessary and permissible measures.

According to the above facts, the driver violated the vehicle registration period due to not having a registration place and tried to fix it but could not fix it. This is completely enough to determine that this is the driver who committed the act. Administrative violations due to force majeure events.

Therefore, at the present time, the registration agencies are not fully operational and cannot meet the registration requirements of drivers. Traffic police absolutely should not punish drivers for this error.

Quach Thanh Luc