Traffic in Viet Nam
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When thinking about traffic, I’ve a funny imagination of circulatory system. We need circulatory system to pass nutrients, blood cells, hormones through the human body, so does with the traffic. Traffic is one of the most important thing that every countries must pay much concern. And traffic in Viet Nam, what we’ve done in 10 years? Written by Dao Hai Anh from ktb49dh2 VIMARU
Nội dung Text: Traffic in Viet Nam
When thinking about traffic, I’ve a funny imagination of circulatory system. We
need circulatory system to pass nutrients, blood cells, hormones through the human body,
so does with the traffic. Traffic is one of the most important thing that every countries must
pay much concern. And traffic in Viet Nam, what we’ve done in 10 years?
1 Good and bad improvements
We should talk about the good first:
For 10 years, we completed some main roads contributing to the socio- economic
development such as Ben Thuy,Thai Binh bridges, national road No1( highway)…
Mountainous or rural transport in this period was also given much care of the government
for new lands, upgrading the old lands, broadening alleys.
Going along with the economic development, traffic in Viet Nam has a great jump
that is surprising. We can easily realize the changes. Ten years ago, the traffic was not as
busy as nowadays. Even in the craziest dream, I had never dreamt of riding a motorbike( at
that time: having a motorbike is quite luxury). Now you can own a motorbike with a small
amount of money; and if you have enough money, you can own a private car. Apparently,
the life’s standard is going up, it is expressed by the number of automobile driven on the
But is it good or bad? Is it the sign of Viet Nam economic’s Wake Up. In fact,
transport doesn’t go a step ahead to meet the development’s requirements of the national
The traffic can be a nightmare for visitors to Viet Nam for the first time. Believe it or
not, there are transport rules but people don’t seem really interested in following them.
Three or four people on one motorbike is a common sight, particularly with the young.
Every day, there’re accidents we see and fear, which about 30 people die per day
according to some data on traffic accidents.
The traffic is worst during the rush hour when everyone is attempting to get to work
or get home quickly. Some people ride their motorbikes on the pavement rather than
waiting in the traffic jam. The people walking are just as likely to get hit on the pavement
as they are crossing the roads at such times. It’s crazy. Road users become very impatient,
constantly using their horns when there’s obviously nowhere to go, even shouting at other
people to get out of the way.
The most annoying thing about the traffic is the way people using their horn. It’s a
habit which serves no purpose most of the time. A disturbing trend is the fashion for
installing air horns on motorbikes. This is really annoying for other people and sometimes
it causes accidents.
The context Rapid Increase in the traffic in Viet Nam is resulting in greater noise,
pollution and more accidents. Ten years ago, you hardly saw a car, now there are so many,
the roads are so crowded. The losses we are suffering may be more than that, the losses of
health as breathing the polluted air must be taken into account.
2 What are the reasons?
First, it’s the way people thinking. Government set up the law, people take it serious
like max 1 year then everything go back the old thing when walking around Tam Bac Lake,
I only see many young people not wear helmet. And in the countryside, people make law
… no such a thing like” law from government”. They don’t care much about the law as
well as their own safety. Wondering about that, do you know the answer? I believe that it’s
the way people thinking which can’t be changed overnight.
Second, it’s the number of cars and motorbikes on the road. People may think Viet
Nam is a poor developing country, but in Viet Nam there’s an incredible number of cars.
Recently, government approved a policy to allow second hand car to be imported which is
only going to add the congestion in big cities.
Third, Viet Nam has a huge population( about 85 million people until now). Our
infrastructure doesn’t develop adequately with the developing of the population. Sad to say,
it’s partly caused by the corruption that rooted deeply in the construction industry. WHY
WAS CAN THO BRIDGE COLLAPSED AND BURRIED WORKERS? Because there’re
too many gaps in the law to make the corruption easily.
3 And …. Solutions!
In my opinion, I give some thoughts:
• Building new roads and new lands, broadening the old roads, increasing use
of public transportation.
• Using new technology in traffic like: roadside sensors, global positioning
• Education and awareness raising: improve driver’s experience, teach the
children about the traffic an make them follow the law.
• Giving the high tax on automobiles especially on the imported car( such as
• Enforcing traffic regulations.
Someone told me the miraculous story of Viet Nam after the Innovation(1986). I
believe, however, it’s true for the economy not for the traffic. If someone wants to know
how is chaotic, see the traffic in Viet Nam. Do we want a country which we fear and hold
our breath when going out and join in the traffic? Stop talking and do it now to help
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