The 10 best motorbike routes in vietnam


Vietnam giới is the second largest of motorcycle ownership in the world after Taiwan, so the traffic is really chaotic, especially in major cities such as Hanoi, Da Nang và Ho Chi Minh City. That’s why the traffic law, especially Vietphái mạnh road rules are extremely strict and every motorxe đạp rider is forced to lớn comply with these rules. As the saying goes, ‘When in Rome, do as the Roman do’ and some road rules in Vietnam sound strange khổng lồ international travelers when coming khổng lồ Vietphái mạnh but you have no way but to obey it if you don’t want to be pulled over by traffic police. will help you avoid uncomfortable experience by listing out some road rules in Vietnam that are usually ignored by most foreigners.

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1. Wearing helmet is a must-do

This Vietphái nam road rules might be uncomtháng in other countries where motorxe đạp is one of the main means of transport, but surprisingly it has been implemented in Vietnam for over 10 years. Not only bởi this thành công protect you from the sudden rain pour or the heating ray of the sun, but it also save your life in case of traffic accident and minimize your injury. Tourists coming lớn Vietnam giới for the first time assume that they just need to wear helmet for long-distance, backpacking or trekking trips. Surprisingly, even when you ride the motorxe đạp in the urban, wearing helmet is also mandatory. Also, don’t forget to lớn fasten the chin strap belt.


According to the lademo amended version of Vietnam Traffic Law, you will be fined about 100,000 – 200,000 VND (4.35 – 8.7 USD) if you vì chưng not either wear the helmet or forget to lớn fasten your chin strap belt. Although the amount of fine is not so considerable but this can make you irritated và less fancy during your itinerary.

2. Do not use self-assembly or self-produced motorbike

Some travelers does not make sense that they are violating this fault. This usually happens when you want khổng lồ buy a second-hand motorbike but unfortunately it is self-assembly with a lot of used segments & it has not been registered, for sure. When you are pulled over by the police, if you fail khổng lồ prove sầu the motorbike you are riding is eligible by presenting some paperwork such as motorxe đạp registration paper, your vehicle & driving license will be confiscated and you will be fined about 800,000 – 1,000,000 VND (~34.78 – 43.48 USD).

To avoid violating Vietphái mạnh road rules, instead of buying a second-hand motorbike, you can rent one. With a wide network of partners, cộ offers motorbike rental service throughout Vietnam giới with various models (semi automatic, automatic and manual transmission). To avoid being victimized by this scam, you should consider this option.

3. Always kiểm tra your tốc độ limit

In terms of motorxe đạp ride, following Vietphái nam road rules, the permitted limit is 40 km/h for traveling in urban area and 60km/h on highways and rural roads. In some special terrains, there a sign along the road to tell you which specific speed limit you are allowed to ride. In recent years, Vietnam giới police control this penalty very strictly. They can recognize your penalty by setting up checkpoints with radar guns and camera these days.

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If your tốc độ is higher than the allowed rate, you are definitely fined. The amount of fine can vary in each case as follow: 

From 100,000 lớn 200,000 VND (4.35 – 8.7 USD) if your speed is 5km/h lớn below 10km/h higher than the limited rate.From 500,000 khổng lồ 1,000,000 VND (21.74 – 43.5 USD) if your speed is 10km/h to 20km/h higher than the limited rate.From 2,000,000 lớn 3,000,000 VND (87 – 130.43 USD) if your tốc độ is above 20km/h higher than the limited rate.

4. Do not ride after using alcohol

Riding/driving after drinking is a painful problem in Vietphái mạnh và the police have been stepped u their effort lớn curb it. As there are more và more serious accidents caused by drunk drivers/riders, strict punishment has been implemented for this penalty. If the police recognize that you are drunk, they will pull you over & use breathalyser khổng lồ measure your blood alcohol nội dung. 

Penalty amount for this violations is clarified in details:

If your alcohol content ranges from 50 – 80 mg/100 ml of blood or 0.25 – 0.4mg/l of air, you have khổng lồ pay a fine of 500,000 – 1,000,000 VND (~21.74 – 43.5 USD). If traffic accident occurs, your motorbike is confiscated in 7 days và so is your driving license in 2 months.If your alcohol content exceeds 80 mg/ 100ml of blood or 0.4mg/l of air, you have to pay a fine of 2,000,000 – 3,000,000 (~87 – 130.43 USD) . Simultaneously, your motorxe đạp is confiscated in 7 days và 2 months for driving license even when you vì not cause any accidents.

5. Riding on the right side

If you are from a country where people ride on the left side, this would be an obstacle for you. You may feel puzzled for the first time but you have no alternatives as riding on the opposite direction can also be fined, following the official Vietnam road rules

According lớn Circular no.46/2016/ND-CP, you are forced to pay a fine of 300,000 – 400,000 (~13.04 – 17.4 USD) for riding on the opposite lane.

6. You are not allowed lớn weave

One of the most annoying kinds of driver you will see on the roads in Vietnam is the guys doing wild zig-zags in heavy traffic. Not surprisingly, it is illegal to lớn vì so. The problem for everyone else is that the law simply says that swaying is prohibited but it is a vague term. For the sake of your safety, try lớn avoid riding lượt thích you are a slalom racer. 

Clearly, you can’t avoid being fined if you weave when driving. What’s more, penalty for this violations is pretty high, ranging from 5,000,000 – 7,000,0000 VND (~217.39 – 304.35 USD). Terribly, you can be fined 10,000,000 – 14,000,000 VND (~434,78 – 608.7 USD) if the traffic accident is caused by you. Also, your driving license use right is terminated in 2 to lớn 4 months and your 2-wheel-vehicle can be confiscated from 5 lớn 7 days.

7. Do not pull or push other vehicle


This one is kind of sad, actually. You see a frikết thúc on the side of the road and their xe đạp is out of gas or something else is wrong with it. Like the decent human being you are, you offer khổng lồ push them to the nearest repair cửa hàng. Then you will definitely be pulled over và a penalty amount is unavoidable. You can be forced lớn pay 300,000 – 400,000 VND (~13.04 – 17.39 USD) for this violation.

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