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Are there traffic laws in Vietnam?

Are there traffic laws in Vietnam?

According to Article 32 of the Vietnamese Law on Road Traffic, pedestrians may cross the road at a traffic light, a specific road marking, or otherwise when it is “safe” to cross. You can’t walk over a median strip, and if you are a child under seven you can only cross traffic if you’re with an adult.

Does Vietnam have speed limits?

The urban speed limit ranges from 30 to 40 km/h (or 19-25 miles/h). The rural speed limit ranges from 40 to 60 km/h (or 25 – 37 miles/h). Both speed limits are routinely ignored.

Can you turn right on red in Vietnam?

Turning right at red lights As such, unless there are other signs that allow you to turn right at a red light, you’ll be fined for violating traffic lights as soon as you cross the line. The fine for traffic light violations in Vietnam is VND600,000-VND1,000,000 (~USD25.

Can foreigners drive cars in Vietnam?

Since 2014, most foreigners are permitted to drive in Vietnam with an International Driving Permit (IDP). You can only get your IDP in your home country, the permit cannot be obtained once in Vietnam or on the road.

How much is a speeding ticket in Vietnam?

The Consequences: How much will you be fined?

Behavior or violation Fines (VND) Taking away driving license (day)
Excessive speed from 5 – under 10 km/h 100,000 – 200,000 0
Excessive speed from 10 – 20 km/h 500,000 – 1,000,000 0
Excessive speed over 20 km/h 2,000,000 – 3,000,000 30
Passing at the prohibited area 500,000 – 1,000,000 0

What is the speed limit in Hanoi?

Hanoi is a densely populated city and the number of vehicles on the road is high, so lowering car speed limit is necessary, he said. The transport ministry last year raised the speed limits for cars and motorcycles by 10 kph to 60 kph in urban areas and 90 kph in outskirt areas, citing better road conditions.

What side of the road does Vietnam drive on?

right side
Worldwide Driving Orientation by Country

Afghanistan right side
Venezuela right side
Vietnam right side
British Virgin Islands left side
Virgin Islands left side

What side of the road do they drive in Thailand?

Which side of the road do they drive on in Thailand? Thai drive on the left-hand side of the road, like the UK. So, the steering wheel’s on the right too, which is good news if you’re planning on hiring a car. People in Thailand tend to speed and zip about.

Can I use my US driver’s license in Vietnam?

Can You Drive in Vietnam With a US License? Driving in Vietnam without a license and driving in the country with your US license is not permitted. You need to have an International Driving Permit to go anywhere in the country legally.

Is it easy to drive in Vietnam?

From observing traffic in Ireland and other Western countries, it appears that Vietnamese traffic is far more chaotic and unpredictable. In general though, I find it fairly easy to get around the city as the traffic flows pretty smoothly and most drivers try to drive safely (though there are exceptions).

Are roads safe in Vietnam?

There are frequent road traffic accidents and fatal crashes. According to World Health Organisation statistics, you are over 8 times more likely to be killed in a road traffic accident in Vietnam than in the UK (an estimated 26.4 deaths per 100,000 people in Vietnam compared to 3.1 per 100,000 people in the UK).

Can I carry a knife in Vietnam?

Flammable materials, explosives, knives, guns or other potentially injurious items are things you should not bring on your way out. Especially guns, it is illegal in Vietnam.

What can’t you do in Vietnam?

Things you shouldn’t do in Vietnam Don’t sit with your feet pointing towards a family altar if you are staying in someone’s house. Don’t take pictures of anything to do with the military. This can be considered a breach of national security and you don’t want to see the inside of a Vietnamese jail.

Is it illegal to drive without a shirt in Thailand?

In Thailand, it’s illegal for men to drive without a shirt on. In Thailand, it’s illegal for men to drive without a shirt on.