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What can you fit on a Vietnamese motorcycle?

What can you fit on a Vietnamese motorcycle?

People in Western countries tend to use vans or trucks to transport bulky items, but over in Vietnam, almost anything may be transported on the back of a motorcycle! 

There are 37 million motorcycles in Vietnam and it is common to see them laden down with all sorts of interesting cargo on the city streets. Items may include: a flock of chickens off to market, bamboo baskets piled up high, household items like fridges or chairs, a dozen cardboard boxes on their way to the supermarket…or even an entire family of eight!

Why are motorcycles so popular?
There is A LOT of traffic in the Vietnamese cities — so it makes sense to get a motorcycle because they can more easily weave through the narrow side-streets and slot into a quick park. The other reason motorcycles are so popular in Vietnam, is because they are so much cheaper to buy or rent than a car. The government puts a high tax on car ownership, which means only the wealthiest people can afford to buy. Therefore, most Vietnamese families use a motorcycle as their main means of transport.

Battery power!
Unfortunately, all that traffic is creating a lot of air pollution in the cities. As well as building better public transport systems, the Vietnamese government are encouraging the use of E-bikes and E-scooters. As these are powered by battery, they do not emit polluting gasses into the air. Cool idea.    

By Deborah L. Caine (Whyzz writer)

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