Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Statistics - Stay safe when cycling on the roads in Vietnam!

Road accidents kill an average of 32 and injure 142 people every day in Vietnam, according to the latest figures released by the Road & Railway Traffic Police Bureau under Ministry of Public Security.
According to the report, there are 26,871 road accidents throughout the country in the first seven months of this year, killing 6,704 and injuring 29,923 people.
26,555 cases among them involved street-goers, claiming 6,259 lives and leaving 29,723 injured.
However, the traffic situation in Vietnam “has yet to reach an alarming point”, a local official told Nguoi Lao Dong.!!?

WTF!

Some of my tips on staying upright on the bike in Vietnam;
1. Minimize time riding at night...
2. Good road selection. Pick safer over quicker..Even if its a longer route..
3. Mechanics - Good tyres (with tread probably a good idea) and brakes
4. Dont do as many bad riders do...especially riding wrong way along a street. Do whats right.