Many vehicles are forced to drive on the pavement, resulting in further traffic chaos.
A pedestrian is left with no space on the pavement due to the constant stream of motorbikes.
A long line of motorbikes drive on the pavement on Nguyen Trai street.
Major streets in Hanoi on the morning of August 18 are hit by a spell of disorder caused by traffic congestion.
Long lines of vehicles and motorcycles are left stuck in traffic on Nguyen Trai street in Thanh Xuan district.
The situation remains hectic at 9am.
Similar scenes could be seen throughout the city, such as on Truong Chinh street.
With a number of drivers breaking the law and going through red lights the city’s streets are left in chaos.
Even on the pavements motorbikes can only move at a snail’s pace.