Vietnam to ban small chests from the road

Sometimes oppression is just weird:

Vietnam is considering banning small-chested drivers from its roads — a proposal that has provoked widespread disbelief in this nation of slight people.

The Ministry of Health recently recommended that people whose chests measure fewer than 28 inches would be prohibited from driving motorbikes — as would those who are too short or too thin.

The proposal is part of an exhaustive list of new criteria the ministry has come up with to ensure that Vietnam’s drivers are in good health. As news of the plan was reported by the media this week, Vietnamese expressed incredulity. . .

It was not clear how the ministry established its size guidelines or why it thinks that small people make bad drivers. An official there declined to comment. . .

Motorbikes account for more than 90 percent of the vehicles on Vietnam’s chaotic roads.

(Via the Corner.)

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