6 tips to cross the road in Vietnam by foreign visitors

Foreign tourists coming to Vietnam have many interesting experiences. One of them is how to deal with traffic and they have shared their secret to success on Odditycentral. Many tourists call the crossing in Vietnam an "art" and is like an adventure but interesting game.

6 tips to cross the road in Vietnam by foreign visitors

1. "Forget quickly" the standards of crossing
"If you plan on coming to Vietnam, be prepared to forget everything you are taught about crossing, like waiting for vehicles to stop, pedestrian crosswalks and traffic lights. In Vietnam, people cross the road by going straight ahead and making their own way while the cars are still running. That's the only way, "said Sumitra - a foreigner who had been to Vietnam.

Foreign visitors mostly think that crossing in Vietnam seems very dangerous, but really interesting. Signal lights and pedestrian lines are sometimes unnecessary because drivers understand your intentions.
 
2. Nobody will stab you
Sumitra also admits that at first his way of crossing might sound dangerous, but it was really interesting. "Overcoming crowds is not a bad thing. The miracle is that nobody stabs you, " Sumitra said.
 
3. Pay attention to the vehicles coming towards you
Sumitra said that he watched some videos on how to cross the road, and it was a miracle. The streets are always full of cars, motorbikes, but pedestrians can still cross the road easily. You only need to pay attention to the direction of movement of the vehicles, look for space and then slowly cross. "There is no better way to cross the road, because of the fact that traffic is a nightmare in big cities like Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, " Sumitra said.
 
4. Do not be scared
In the eyes of foreign tourists, the motorcyclists are quite careful, they move slowly, acutely and cautiously so as not to crash into pedestrians. So what you should do is to go straight to the road, slow down but don't stop and especially don't be scared. Crossing the road in Vietnam is like a miracle, no one is injured even though the road is always crowded.
 
5. Do not stand in front of the bus
Evelyn Hannon, a tourist who visited Vietnam, also talked about how she learned to cross the road here: "The hotel staff I stayed at advised that whenever I felt ready, I just walked down the street, then move gradually. They also told me not to step in front of the bus because this type of car cannot stop easily. For motorbikes, I don’t need to worry because they can avoid me. The most important things is that when stepping down onto the road, don't stop, so drivers can predict my direction and adjust their steering wheel. "
 
6. Vietnamese police are not scary
Evelyn said that when she was embarrassed to cross the street, she was helped by many people: A native man, a group of American students and a Vietnamese police officer. "I realized that the policeman in that bright blue outfit was lovely. He helped me. And all you need to do was smile and wave to them, " Evelyn said.
 
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