• Oct 30, 2008
The average Vietnamese woman stands five-feet and one-inch tall and weighs all of 103 pounds. The men are only three-inches taller, on average, and weigh 121 pounds. Who cares? Um, pretty much everybody in Vietnam, as the government there is looking at proposed legislation that would ban anybody with a chest size of less than 28 inches from riding a motorcycle. This is a very big deal for smaller-sized people, considering that some 90% of all vehicles registered in Vietnam are of the two-wheeled variety.
At this point, you're probably asking yourself why the government would make such a law. Good question. Apparently, it's for safety purposes, or so they say. We think it's one of the more ridiculous laws ever considered, and it could have a very large impact on, uh, small people who have just as much right to ride to work as their larger brethren. Thanks for the tip, Mike!

[Source: Bikes in the Fast Lane]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      28" sounds pretty darned small. How much of the population over there does this really affect? You mention weight, but not chest size.
      • 6 Years Ago
      lmao, and the police will have a right to touch woman breast =))
      • 6 Years Ago
      Yet another reason for women to stuff their bra's with Tissue's etc.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ontario Premier McGuinty gets off on banning things. Don't give him any ideas.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm guess they did the math and figure that at 28" and below, you may not have enough surface area to dissipate a blow in a slow to mid speed accident. Someone that small would probably be seriously injured if they hit their own handlebars even before they flew into the air.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Maybe they are trying to stimulate the plastic surgery industry and get a bustier population.
        • 6 Years Ago
        "...in Vietnam, as the government there is looking at proposed legislation that would ban anybody with a chest size of less than 28 inches from riding a motorcycle."

        Wtf!..."bumperless" driving is now legal in Vietnam?! (Sorry, California.)
      • 6 Years Ago
      The government probably wants to make the country "look" better to the rest of the world. That is the best reason i could come up with anyway. Its a rediculous law no matter how you look at it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Do you guys realize how tiny 28 inches is?
      28" is smaller than an average man's belt size. Tiny doesn't even begin to describe the people who this law applies to.
      • 6 Years Ago

      My 2 new career goals in Vietnam:

      1) Motorcycle coach.

      2) Motorcycle dealership.


      • 6 Years Ago
      Damn commies! Those idiots and their stupid legis... Oh wait, maybe it's a good thing. Hmm I'm so conflicted.
      • 6 Years Ago
      so vietnam will only have all those big boobs babes on bikes, what a great idea to beautify the city! i will be the first one to sign up as an enforcer of this law with a measurement tape in my hands......
      • 6 Years Ago
      They all looked fairly good sized to me back in '66 when they carried AK's
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