A Vietnamese crosswalk is a great place for motorized transportation, especially when it's of the two-wheeled variety. It's not, however, a great place for people. Still, the brave soul in the video posted after the jump understands how to tackle this dangerous obstacle course. Slowly, methodically, this adventurous man cuts through the unyielding traffic mass like a surgical pedestrian.

Click past the jump to see how one crosses the street in Vietnam.


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      H.E. Pennypacker
      • 3 Years Ago
      behold, a country without personal injury lawyers!
      Jose Miguel Lara
      • 3 Years Ago
      its nice and sure he made it. but hes just one. I'm from El Salvador, small country, big city and high density population (highest of america i beleive?) and this happens too... but a few things 1. its not "harmony" that didnt kill the pedestrian, it was carefulness from him and luck that the drivers didnt ran him over 2. when a truck sees u cross the rode in El Salvador, they speed up instead of slow down... unless its a new car, then they slow down. 3. Buses revs their engine at u when u're crossing the road on a stop light. I looks fun and games until someone gets killed.. which happens VERY often
      QAZZY
      • 3 Years Ago
      I've been to Vietnam multiple times, and this is kind of how it's done. He's too tentative, and he occasionally looks towards the bikers. You have to look forwards, and move at a steady pace. This helps the people move around you, and shows that you won't do anything unpredictable, and that you aren't afraid.
      Lukman Azmi
      • 3 Years Ago
      he just dissapear ... hahahahah
      Justin Garak
      • 3 Years Ago
      That's what I call multi-culturalism. Funny the liberals never promote these types of progressive no non-sense (time is money) type of multi-cultualism. Anyone knows Jack $hlt about Vietnam is that money comes first before people.
        KaiserWilhelm
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Justin Garak
        as soon as you said "liberals" your cover was blown, go away and tea bag your mother.
          Justin Garak
          • 3 Years Ago
          @KaiserWilhelm
          I had no idea that you needed to be a tea bagger to understand liberalism? Why you so sensitive, is it because the word liberal is such a dirty word? and... now go blow your uncle like he used to you when you're 6
        rx7tt95
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Justin Garak
        Having lived there for years, I can say you're utterly wrong.
          Justin Garak
          • 3 Years Ago
          @rx7tt95
          then you're probably in an area of magical bubbles just for foreigners.
          fireoftheheavns
          • 3 Years Ago
          @rx7tt95
          The first thing you have to have ready is anywhere from $10 to $100 ready to hand the guy at the X-Ray machine when arriving at the Vietnamese airport especially if you're bringing back food and medicine for the poor. If you don't they just might hold you there for hours because you brought back "illegal items" or "more than what's allowed." Been there done that, and it's the same story I hear from friends who've brought back the medicine. The people of the country are also affected because of the greediness of the government.
      Clarke Bouma
      • 3 Years Ago
      Frogger..... that is all
        bcworkz
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Clarke Bouma
        No, in Frogger the vehicles are idiotic, they do their own thing, they do not change vector to avoid you, so you have to dance around and jump and pause. Doing that in Vietnam will get you killed for sure.
      Hal Jordan
      • 3 Years Ago
      I wonder what life would be like if there were no rules? Oh, I see. Okay, no thanks. I'm sure nobody has ever died doing this.
      Klinkster
      • 3 Years Ago
      Crossing the road in Vietnam is safer than crossing anywhere in North America. Drivers in Vietnam look out for you there...you just walk steady and let the stream work around you. Even with motor bikes swarming everywhere and criss-crossing through intersections, accidents are few and far between. Contrast that to North America drivers who can't handle basic things like single lane traffic mergers without a 50 vehicle pileup. Sad really...
      folky15
      • 3 Years Ago
      Good work, but to really do this correctly, he should have raised his arms up in the air to make himself more visible to the bikers.....
      DivisibleByZer0
      • 3 Years Ago
      Better when AoTS did it 7/27, included Frogger music.... http://www.g4tv.com/attackoftheshow/blog/post/714898/real-life-frogger-in-vietnam/
      Jason J McCabe
      • 3 Years Ago
      I spent a month in vietnam and I don't' think this is the right approach at all. I took a cue from the locals who wait for fast cars to pass (if there are any) then just walk straight ahead as if the scooters are not there. The scooters simply drive around you. When people look at the onslaught of traffic and try and avoid specific on comers things go badly.
        Marc Alberts
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Jason J McCabe
        Yeah, this guy is a total Viet-noob. I have spent about three months over the last three years in Saigon with my wife and her family (they returned there for retirement), and this guy is waaaaay too tentative at the start and his speeding up at the end is dangerous. If you just walk out and walk at an even pace, the scooters will definitely go around you but if you walk this slow they often will drive closer to you than if you're walking fast. While I agree you let the cars/buses have the right of way (they'll take it no matter what), you can easily take advantage of the space the scooters give the buses/cars to stand there and let them pass. The scooter riders will just drive behind you.
      Foris
      • 3 Years Ago
      It is this easy in Vietnam, and yes this guy is obviously a newbie. Bikes and motorcycles will go around you, cars might not, buses and trucks will definitely not give way. And Vietnam has one of the world's highest road accident fatality rates, which includes a large number of pedestrians... But I would still far rather cross a busy road in Vietnam than in India, where nobody gives way.
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