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Warning but not forbid scooters to access Son Tra Pennisula

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Warning but not forbid scooters to access Son Tra Pennisula

Up to this point, Son Tra Peninsula and Danang Tourism Beaches Management Board just warns local people and tourists not to access Son Tra Pennisula by motorbike. In fact, there is no official ban of motorbike to Son Tra Pennisula from People’s Committee or any related offices.

As a few articles and online fanpages stated that the President of Danang’s People Committee Huynh Duc Tho requested related department to ban mortorbike to Son Tra Pennisula in order to restrict accidents, on 5th August, Office of the National Assembly Delegation, the People’s Council and People’s Committee of Danang city has released official announcement that the President of People’s Committee has never indicated that ban.

Đà Nẵng chỉ mới khuyến cáo người dân, du khách hạn chế di chuyển bằng xe máy tay ga trên bán đảo Sơn Trà chứ chưa có bất cứ lệnh cấm nào được đưa ra. (Ảnh: HC)

In particular, according to Office of the National Assembly Delegation, the People’s Council and People’s Committee of Danang city, as there appears lots of serious accidents on the curve around Son Tra Pennisula, President of Danang People’s Committee asked related departments to do research and propose the optimal solutions to prevent similar accidents.

“At present, the departments still research and have no official documents about the above-mentioned issue. Then, until now, there is no ban of motorbile to Son Tra Pennisula as stated by some articles recently!” – from Office of the National Assembly Delegation, the People’s Council and People’s Committee of Danang city.

According to a survey by Danang Departments, from the beginning of 2019, there exists 12 accidents on Son Tra Penisual, resulting in 4 casualities, 3 injuries. The latest, on the beginning of 28th July, a woman named Van (born in 1992, resided in Thank Khe district, Danang) rode motorbike with her daughter (grade 6) and her mother-in-law (72 years old) to visit Son Tra Pennisula.

Around 10h30, she went down Radar Son Tra back to city center, as she lost control over her motorbike, she fell over. The daughter and the old lady has fallen to the 10-meters deep, Ms. Van and her motorbike were on the road. After the accident, the girl died right there, the old lady died on the way to hospital while Ms Van had severe casualities and had to take to emergency.

Leaders of Son Tra Peninsula and Danang Tourism Beaches Management Board said that right after the accident on 28th July, Son Tra Peninsula and Danang Tourism Beaches Management Board has asked to ban scooters, especially motorbikes to Son Tra Pennisula as well as the transfer service for the local and tourists to visit Son Tra Pennisula.

“However, that’s just the request only from Son Tra Peninsula and Danang Tourism Beaches Management Board, and it’s not the offical information from city leaders or related departments to ban the motorbikes on Son Tra Pennisula. The ban must based on laws and regulations rather than just by verbal annoucement!” – Leader of Son Tra Peninsula and Danang Tourism Beaches Management Board said on 5th August.

Before that, on 1st August, Danang Department of Transport has collaborated with Danang Transport Police, Son Tra District Police, Marien Area 3, Son Tra Peninsula and Danang Tourism Beaches Management Board, Forest Protection Department…to inspect and examine the roads to Chess Peak on Son Tra Pennisula with the aim to comprehend the main causes of the above-stated accidents. Then, the possible solutions can be proposed, especially at the dangerous points.

Ledear of Son Tra Peninsula and Danang Tourism Beaches Management Board also informed that: “After considerate inspections, right at East Sea Park where tourists start their journey to explore Son Tra Pennisula and Danang Beach, we just hang the warning signs “Limit mobility by scooters on Son Tra peninsula” but no ban has been issued yet!”.

Translater: Luong Vy – Warning but not forbid scooters to access Son Tra Pennisula
Warning but not forbid scooters to access Son Tra Pennisula
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