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Vietnam cops to net speedsters

2011-11-25 07:30

Hanoi - Police in central Vietnam have started using fishing nets to stop speeding motorcycles, local media said on Friday.

Authorities in Thanh Hoa City have caught 21 people since they started using the nets a month ago on people racing motorcycles, speeding or driving dangerously, the news website VietnamNet reported.

The technique is only used on people who do not stop when flagged down by police.

The net is thrown over the back wheel, forcing the vehicle to stop. So far, no one has been injured.

Informal motorcycle races on public roads, usually by schoolchildren or students, is widespread in Vietnam's larger cities, particularly after dark.

Comments
  • Fred - 2011-11-25 08:28

    What a great idea. Now can we get some nets for the Metro cops so they can operate on Hendrik Potgieter, Roodepoort on a Sunday morning?

      Gareth-P - 2011-11-25 08:31

      I told you before Fred.... Stay at home on Sundays.

      Kylie - 2011-11-25 08:48

      Fred, you twat, I'll like to stick you in a net and feed you to sharks you old fart!

      jody.beggs - 2011-11-25 10:11

      Dude if you know where they are stay at home or go some where else! Bikers only have one day, you have the rest. What don't you like about them or are you just jealous ?

  • PyroSA - 2011-11-25 22:36

    I have ended up on the wrong side of the speed limit often enough. If you're not going to stop, you deserve this.

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