A camera on board a car. Photo by VnExpress/Tuan Vu
The Ministry of Public Security has proposed in a bill that all cars in Vietnam be equipped with a driver monitoring system.
In a revised draft law on road traffic order and safety, the ministry said car owners must install a driver attention monitor on their car, even when the vehicles are used only for commercial purposes. personal.
The ministry is collecting comments from relevant ministries and departments and will submit the draft law to Parliament for approval.
Since July it has been regulated that all cars used for transport companies must be equipped with a cruise control system and driver monitoring cameras. The data collected from these devices will be transmitted to the Roads Department of the Vietnam Ministry of Transport for better management.
The ministry now wants to impose this request on all passenger cars.
Currently, although it has not yet been regulated, many people have already installed on-board cameras on their cars so that they can use the images as solid evidence in the event of a collision. But most in-car cameras record images in front of or behind cars, rather than from the cockpit.
Moreover, this data belongs to the vehicle owners and they have no responsibility to share it with others.
The bill does not contain specific information on whether it is obligatory for private car owners to transmit the data to authorities.
Vietnam currently has around 4 million passenger cars.