The driver could present neither a vehicle nor driver’s license as they had been all seized by police in other provinces following his similar violations of traffic rules during previous drives.
Nguyen Manh Hung, the 42-year-old driver, said he was driving 59 passengers from the northern province of Nam Dinh to the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong even though his coach could only carry 39, according to Le Viet Phuong, a local traffic policeman.
Accordingly, 20 passangers had to lie on the coach floor during the trip.
Twenty passengers have to lie on the coach floor like this. Photo: Tuoi Tre
The driver was fined VND7.2 million (US$346) and the coach was then towed to a Hue City bus station, the local police said.
All of the passengers were then moved to other coaches to continue their trip.