Sadly as soon as an Asian, Intelligent or not ,sits on a motorbike their brain turns to sh1t.
They will not look left , right or stop at junctions.
If you try and explain that if they all stopped at junctions everybody could ride faster.
You will be branded a crazy white man.
In Vietnam it has only been law to wear a helmet for the last six months and baseball caps was the headgear of choice.
If you wear a cap on a bike it's going to come off some time during your journey, the practice is to slam on your brakes and pick it up.
Most Vietnamese take off their mirrors because they make the bike look ugly apparently so they have know idea what is behind them.
If itâs mostly bikes, most of them will go round with the odd shout of stupid fcuker.
If itâs a truck, then you have Vietnamese jam.
If you travel on the motorway most days it really is heartbreaking to see all the little bodies in pools of blood dotted down the highway.
Last time we checked the OFFICIAL numbers were around 11000 to 12000 deaths on the road.
The real number would have been a lot higher.
Major firms like B.P tell their staff if you are caught driving or riding yourself you will have your contract cut and will be sent home.
From my memories of driving in Singapore and Malaya [car and 80cc putt-putt] the average Oriental had no real concept of fear. Add a bit of fatalism [in a psychiatric sense] and that's what so many of them used to get.
The Chinese all used to have cushions on the back window shelf for the "demons" to sit on, and as a result would never look in the mirror in case they saw them ...
Fukcing terrifying exercise all round ... it put a whole new meaning to "driving defensively".
Anyway, back to the video ... in the last couple of seconds it looks as though one arm survived intact.