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Driving in Vietnam

Driving in Vietnam

To drive a motorcycle in Vietnam must have a drivers license, the minimum age for licensure is 18.

When driving a motorcycle must wear a helmet (although the Vietnamese regulations regarding safety standards are much lower than in Europe), you can not exceed 40km / h in town (not enough, but standing on a bike surrounded of thousands of motorbikes in Ho Chi Minh City is crazy), left the lane is reserved for cars, only allow two adults per bike, however, all children can go to be able to carry on the bike (logically, if a car is so expensive and have 3 children, you will not take 3 trips). Rent a car Vietnam

An alien may lead bike with the card ‘s country of origin, but to drive a car Vietnamese Card is necessary. Being foreigners and not master the language, the theory test for good we will presenting our driver’s license.

They draw attention to several things:
Almost complete absence of vertical signals, not just talking about the typical speed limit sign, but any sign that tells you to go to a particular place.
Given a red light, yield and even stop as long as there is no addition to the right, a motorcycle can go on their way (the cars are to be expected).Woman on bike in Vietnam
All lights of Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) have a timer that shows the time remaining until it changes color.
The amber light of a religiously respected (unlike in Madrid, which means more speed).
With just a few seconds for the light turns green (say 4-5 seconds), everyone starts and starts up (I think that’s where the stop at amber)
Horn, is used for everything, I would say even more than intermittently. However, no one bothers because someone beeps.
Crosswalk, or in general, across the street. Nobody will stop to let us pass. The only difference between a crosswalk and any other point on the street is that crossing a crosswalk, no one beep.
In Hanoi, North Vietnam, almost no one wears a helmet.
Everyone wears masks to protect themselves from the pollution.
You can find bikes in the most unexpected places and even goes with the bike ” into the kitchen ” for any kind of daily activity, such as going to the market.
Jams in Vietnam
Although it may seem incredible, there are bottlenecks in Vietnam. The Vietnamese are beginning to circulate on the sidewalks (I think it is forbidden), directional changes are made, crosses and other maneuvers impossible, begin to appear the first bikes circling counterclockwise, etc..

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