From the moment a tourist walks through the doors of Ho Chi Minh City airport she is confronted by the extraordinary din of road noise and car horns.
More threatening though is the necessity of manoeuvering through cars and motorbikes that seem intent on a collision.
The road toll is high in Vietnam, but why isn’t it higher, given the chaos created by motorists and pedestrians alike?
Ruth McCosker decided to investigate.
This story was first published on uqinvietnam.com.