Posts Tagged ‘ motorbikes ’

Musings on Hanoi 

July 30, 2011
Musings on Hanoi 

  I’ve spent a lot of time in Hanoi over the last 14 years, and have strong emotions about it, not of course all positive. Back in 1994, it was possible to walk around at 10 p.m. in the winter down the streets, which were basically empty of traffic, with a group of friends. There [...]

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Pedestrians need respect 

June 19, 2011
Pedestrians need respect 

  Many people complain people in Vietnam rarely walk and rely too heavily on motorbikes. While people in other countries are willing to walk for several kilometers to work, supermarket or metro rail station, the Vietnamese depend on the motorbike even when their destination is within walking distance. Is it true that Vietnamese don’t usually [...]

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Monkey see, monkey do 

May 8, 2011

  It is true that foreign tourists drive recklessly and cause accidents. However, compared to the Vietnamese, I think foreigners are accountable for less than 1 percent of all accidents. Many foreigners rent motorbikes in Vietnam without having to show any driving license. It would be more meaningful if motorbike rental shops stopped giving motorbikes [...]

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Bad storm rising 

March 13, 2011
Bad storm rising 

  Thanh Nien Weekly had an exclusive ride-along with Ho Chi Minh City police during a recent citywide raid on illegal street racing A man being detained by police for participating in an illegal street-race in Ho Chi Minh City on March 5 Nguyen Kim Hoang, 27, climbed on top of his motorbike last Saturday, [...]

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No child above law 

February 6, 2011
No child above law 

  Compulsory helmet law should apply irrespective of age, health experts say A boy sleeps without wearing a helmet as his mother rides her bike in downtown Ho Chi Minh City. Horns blaring incessantly, a motorcyclist without a helmet snakes through a crowded street in downtown Ho Chi Minh City. His violation of traffic laws [...]

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City bus crushes motorbikes on Saigon bridge, no casualties 

November 25, 2010
City bus crushes motorbikes on Saigon bridge, no casualties 

Motorbikes end up under a public bus during a collision in Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday A public bus in Ho Chi Minh City lost control and hit a series of motorbikes on Wednesdayas it was driving down the Saigon bridge.   Six motorbikes were flung to either sides of the road after being [...]

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Mechanical industries yet to “grow up”

January 29, 2010
Mechanical industries yet to “grow up”

LookAtVietnam – Vietnam’s mechanics industry has not made any measureable progress and has been compared by experts to the son that never grew up. Industry behind The business began in 1991 with just a machine producing instant noodles and now Lituda manufactures a wide range of products, including about 100 different machinery parts and accessories. Lituda Director [...]

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Smuggled goods overflowing the southwest border line

January 27, 2010
Smuggled goods overflowing the southwest border line

LookAtVietnam – Smuggled goods carried by Vietnamese people, day and night, are penetrating Vietnam’s market. A motorbike that carried smuggle goods in Chau Doc TownSmuggled goods from Cambodia  Tien Phong reporters, made a recent fact-finding trip to learn how smuggled goods are carried to Vietnam. They departed from Vinh Nguon Commune in Vietnam’s Chau Doc town [...]

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Hanoi streets don’t meet increasing traffic demand, police say

January 23, 2010
Hanoi streets don’t meet increasing traffic demand, police say

Hanoi has been crippled by traffic jams because its streets can’t handle the number of vehicles in the city, local police have said. A recent report by the capital’s police department said traffic would only be able to flow properly when only 2 percent of current traffic is traveling the streets. Statistics in the report [...]

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Accidents with young drivers rise

December 23, 2009
Accidents with young drivers rise

LookAtVietnam – Public awareness of the importance of traffic safety must be raised to reduce the number of road accidents, HCM City officials emphasised. According to the HCM City Police Department, 8,926 traffic accidents occurred this year, leading to 9,195 injuries and 856 fatalities. More than 12,500 vehicles were damaged in accidents.In 2008, 70 per [...]

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Vietnam, Cuba foreign ministries to bolster ties

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Vietnam’s top diplomat has affirmed that the Foreign Ministry will closely cooperate with its Cuban counterpart to implement the agreements reached by the two...