My personality is just perfect for riding a motorbike in Hanoi. I am not one to like rules much; I am a creative being so love to try new things.
I have ridden a motorbike for 3 years in Hanoi and I always had my own rules, never drink at all if driving and wear a helmet.
Lots of people rent motor bikes, please just be mindful as 2 people a day die by accident a day and that would just wreck everyone’s day if something happened to you.
- Almost anything is feasible.
- Driving on the right hand side is the general rule.
- When turning left, it is ok to approach that
- from the far right lane.
- As soon as the light turns green start tooting at anyone in front of you. Actually there is no need to even wait for the light to change, just do it anyway.
- Everything you learned at home, forget it – drive like a local.
Here’s a driving in Hanoi joke — or maybe it’s a driving tip?
A Vietnamese guy drives through a red light as normal, but this time a cop stops him and says ‘Didn’t you see the red light’??, the man replies ‘Yes’, ‘Well why didn’t you stop?’ the cop asks, and the man replies ‘I
didn’t see YOU’.