Fire extinguishers in cars mandatory starting in January hinh anh 1Illustrative photo (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - Vehicles with four to nine seats will have to carry fire extinguishers from January 6, 2016, Circular 57 of the police ministry said.

Vehicles which are found not carrying extinguishers, will be fined 300,000 to 500,000 VND (13-22 USD).

Traffic police, fire prevention and fighting police and chairman of communal people's committee will have the authority to fine vehicles with four or more seats that fail to carry fire extinguishers.

Drivers should also have their car fire extinguishers checked and maintained every six months, Colonel Nguyen Quang Nhat said.-VNA