Motorbike onboard camera Saigon Vietnam
Camera aboard a motorcycle Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) VietnamWhen visiting Vietnam we realize that there are hundreds of thousands of bikes moving through the streets. It's quite a sight, both across the street, as when driving a motorcycle.
This is a video with a camera aboard a motorcycle while driving by Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) in Vietnam.
Onboard camera motorcycle Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam
Video traffic of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) VietnamOn our way, the daily city: thousands of bikes attached to each other, as drivers of various pinto and Vietnamese charging anything unimaginable as balloons and a wooden door.
Motorcycle traffic in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam
Photos of traffic in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) - VietnamTraffic Talk Vietnam is talking about motorbikes in Vietnam. No matter the time of day or night, like New York, Saigon never sleeps. There is no corner of the city of Ho Chi Minh where we are not able to find a bike, something is known as the city of the motorbikes and even has the Guinness record for the largest concentration of motorcycles in the world.
The bikes are small displacement between 50cc and 150cc with manual gearbox without clutch, although the modern bikes are automatic, as for example this Yamaha mio ultimo, very similar to a European scooter.
These bikes are not overly powerful (as a rule, it is difficult to see more than 16CV engine), the maximum speed as the marker of the bike is 120km / h, although neither traffic nor the road conditions let us check true. To this must be added the maximum limit of 60km / h, that to be in Vietnam, is a very generous margin.
We must have a minimum age of 18 years to qualify for a driver's license. The vehicle must have the license plate (whose two first digits are the city code), and the driver must wear a helmet at all times.
Helmets are of very poor quality and very cheap, just over 1€ (about 35.000VND, see Currency Vietnam) Can buy almost any market model.
Although there are laws of movement, the basic rule is to prevent other drivers, obstacles that we encounter along the way and try not to puncture the tire.
It may sound weird, but business owners tire repair and tire change, usually pull nails, screws and other objects into the road to boost their business. The practice in the cities is not very common, but in interurban areas much more than we think.
In the photos you can see that driving with long sleeves, gloves and mask. The mask is by pollution, the rest of the clothing to protect themselves from the Sun. The Vietnamese people endorses that what counts to remove cold, OK to remove heat.