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Motorbikes in Saigon

05.07.08 | admin | In video, Vietnamese, French

A video made by some French guys about motorbikes in Saigon. All traffic signals are just for show including red lights. The horn is often used to warn people ahead that you are coming up quickly. Traffic is always crazy due to the sheer number of people on motorbikes. Very few are in cars because it’s so impractical. Not only are automobiles very expensive to Vietnamese people, even without the almost 100% import tax, there’s no place to park them! And of course the best is when it rains. And as it is now the rainy season in Saigon it rains almost everyday yet people still have to go about their daily lives. What this means is millions of motorbikes and millions of raincoats. The rain jackets are worn not only over the driver but also the front of the motor bike and any passengers. And since the raincoat would cover the headlight of the bike they now have raincoats with translucent windows for the headlight to shine through.

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