Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: North Bay Area, CA
This is true. As I wrote above, Thailand is much the same way....only with more traffic.
Entire families aboard a single 600cc scooter...riding down the highway at speed. No helmets, no gear.....not even shoes.
In town, all the scooters go right to the front of traffic and when the light changes it is a free for all. No lanes really observed, traffic filters through as it fits.
Trucks overloaded beyond capacity are an everyday thing, not an abnormal situation. People just seem to work their way around them though, and the trucks hold their line and let it all happen.
If it sounds like complete chaos, it appears that way to the uninitiated. You or I would gasp at how crazy it all seems. At least at first. It does all work for them though, and there aren't many accidents.
It's just when there is one, 90% of the time it is fatal. Thankfully, I never witnessed such a thing, but I spent just enough time there to understand how to navigate the traffic. Once I figured it out, it didn't seem as crazy as when I first observed how it worked.....sean
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