Vientiane gets tough on roadside parking

Lone Rider

Blokes Who Can
Jan 29, 2011
4 Wheels
Vientiane gets tough on roadside parking


Setthathirath Road now without the usual cars parked along the road.

Motorists in Vientiane will face ten-fold fines from now on if they violate a new city ban on the use of pavements, sidewalks or roadsides where parking is prohibited. In a warning for motorists, this includes all roads where the kerb and channeling is painted red and white, so members of the public will need to think more carefully about where they park their cars.

According to the resolution, motorbikes which were previously liable to be fined 30,000 kip, with the ten-fold fine, will now have to pay 300,000 kip. Three-wheeled vehicles which were previously fined 50,000 kip shall be liable for a fine of 500,000 kip. Cars, pick-up trucks, jeeps and vans which could be fined 70,000 kip shall now have to pay 700,000 kip. Four-wheeled passenger buses which were fined 100,000 kip can now be liable for a fine of 1,000,000 kip while six-wheeled heavy trucks which were liable for a fine of 150,000 kip will now have to pay 1,500,000 kip. Trucks with 10 or more wheels which could be fined 200,000 kip will now have to pay 2,000,000 kip.

For those who fail to pay the fines, the police will take them to the police station until the fines are paid. Police in all nine districts have been deployed to inspect and enforce the regulations. Setthathirath and Samsaenthai Roads used to be parking areas but now they can be seen without vehicles parking along the roadsides. Members of the public should be aware that the ban also applies to small roads in the capital where parking is prohibited and also sidewalks and pavements. Motorists violating non-parking signs and those using sidewalks to do businesses will also face tough fines by authorities.

“From now one we will not give any warnings before the ten-fold fines because motorists already have driving licenses, meaning that they already know the traffic rules. If they violate them, it means they intended to do it,”

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