The time and miles i’ve spent on Vietnams roads, I have plenty of experience driving a motorbike here.
For me it’s not just fucking wild, but enjoyable, mainly down to the fact that the traffic just moves.
This is the best way to describe the traffic. It’s completely chaotic, but everyone seems to know the unwritten rules.
– Just pull out of a junction and the traffic will avoid you. It’s like magic. I don’t know how more accidents don’t happen.
– Crossing oncoming traffic, people will avoid you and drive around you
– People, cyclists and vendors selling food all just float across the road as if they are super human
Most people I know from home would think it’s bonkers. And it is.
What prompted this blog today was a crazy bitch, who decided to check her phone whilst driving at the side of me.
What happened next. She ploughed into the side of me. Thanks. Now fortunately, I seen it coming, so I braced and kinda bumped her away.
That didn’t stop my leg and arm taking the impact.
It could have been worse, and this is a huge problem here. People are always checking text messages or taking calls.
Saigon is a busy city and using the phone is not good. Avoid it. It’s easy to pull over and just answer the call or reply to that clearly urgent text.
For that woman that smashed into me. Guess what, she never learned her lesson. She did the same thing to someone else at the next set of traffic lights. Complete bonkers!
That is the sign of a real idiot.
For me though minus the odd maniac, I enjoy driving around on my bike. My awareness levels are super human now, I put this down to the essential need to be alive!
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