After an exhaustive survey of jeep drivers in Vietnam, we have compiled an amazing mountain of facts and myths about driving in Vietnam.
Here is but a sample of the nuggets of wisdom drawn from that vast legion of the most professional jeep drivers in the world.
- If you forget to unlock the chain on the steering wheel, there is a good chance you won’t make the first turn.
- If you are driving your First Sergeant around and you run out of gas, he is likely to get mad.
- If you put it in reverse, floor it, and pop the clutch, you will lay a patch.
- If Top sees you do this, you will likely be taking the ankle express from now on.
- During the monsoons, it will rain when the canvas top is down.
- During the monsoons, it will rain when the canvas top is up.
- During the monsoons, you are going to get wet.
- MPs can appear from nowhere.
- MPs will not go away if you ignore them.
- You should always give tanks the right-of-way. Courtesy pays.
- If you are constantly driving on the left side of the road and you are not in Australia, you are going to be surprised one of these days.
- If you signal for a left turn in Saigon, there is a good chance you will lose your wristwatch.