Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Rush hour traffic

Motor bikes rode through Hanoi, Vietnam, during rush hour on Tuesday as the nation is considering banning 'small-chested' drivers from its roads, a proposal that has provoked widespread disbelief in a country of slight people. The proposal is part of an exhaustive list of criteria the health ministry is proposing to ensure Vietnam's drivers are in good health, though it is not clear why it was determined that small people make poor drivers. Vietnam has one of the highest rates of road fatalities per 100,000, according to the World Health Organization, most of which involve motorbikes.

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