A Scooter's POV Of Weaving Through Traffic In Hanoi, Vietnam

August 9, 2019

This is a video from aboard a Honda scooter as its driver bobs and weaves their way through traffic in Hanoi, Vietnam. The title of the video is 'it's less scary than it looks', which I'm not sure I can agree with because it certainly looks like I'm watching the action on a computer screen from the safety of my desk where there's little to no risk of getting hit by a truck, so I don't know what the hell your'e talking about. What am I missing?

Keep going for a full minute of near death experiences.

Thanks to hairless, who I'm starting to suspect might be a cat who hangs around on the internet all night. Purr if I'm right.

  • This entire 1:12 long video looks like the last 3 seconds right before i crash...

  • ML-K

    Reality is twice as slow as this. watch the people walking. At most they go 20mph over there in traffic.

  • xvl260

    Perfect with some eurobeat.


  • Douchy McDouche

    I've been to Vietnam several times. This is considered normal there. A scooter is the equivalent of a bicycle. They have no driving licenses. Only half of them are aware of traffic lights. Things like "pedestrian crossing" have no meaning. A pedestrian can cross the road anywhere they want because there's no place where traffic will stop for them. It takes about 1 day to get used to walking into full on traffic and seeing them go around you as you slowly walk forward. Also traffic accidents are very common but they just get up dust themselves off and carry on. I love Vietnam. I love it long time.

  • Frédéric Purenne

    "less scary than is looks"... but it looks terrifying.

  • Doog

    I initially read it as, "Scarier than it looks" and honestly I believed that.

  • tyr2180

    When this idiot gets completely pasted by a truck, it'll be someone else's fault.

  • captaindash

    Notice how everyone there drives like that? For them its standard issue. I've seen it and it's amazingly intense, but to them it's fuck-all.

  • TurbulentToaster

    So I'm guessing lanes are merely suggestions, then?

  • Doog

    This is insane and that driver is a maniac

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