The Horrible Traffic It is a nightmare and I strongly recommend you do not drive yourself. The rules may be there, but they're completely disregarded.
If you wish to cross the road, the trick is to start crossing very slowly and you will find that the traffic will avoid you. Usually you will get safely from one side to the other this way. Good luck.
Never ever run when crossing a street in Saigon. Just step out in the road, walk slowly but firmly. They do know how to avoid you!!