Traffic? Not much! At least in Laos, although it heats up a bit in Vietnam. As the sign says, Vientiane to the left, and Bane Keun to the right. This is the junction just out of Vientiane on Highway 13, one road heading up to the north and Luang Prabang (via Bane Keun) and the other south to Savanakhet (coming out of the picture). Highway 13 down to Savanakhet is a modern Japanese built highway that lets you zip along at a snappy pace.