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KEY Thread Driving in the Philippines and Dumaguete

Discussion in 'Dumaguete City' started by Rye83, Mar 17, 2016.

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    Well dang, I don't have a post rating for those kinds of posts.
     
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    Personally, whenever I find myself complaining about people driving like crazy, without or with misleading lights (red head light / white tail light anyone?), I remind myself that this all is the way it is because of a lack of rules or, where there are rules, lack of enforcement.

    Which, on the other hand, is one of the things I enjoy here :smile:
     
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    Very good point. The UK is now a police state and not pleasant to live in; soon farting will be illegal.
     
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    That's pretty funny and also applies to my current country of residence, Colombia.
    Looking forward to spending some time in Dumaguete in the near future.
     
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    I'm one of those retired, so I can and do adjust my time to avoid rush hours. Motorbike, no car. I actually like driving here vs. USA. Here, you can putt along at 30 - 45km in and around the city and the faster crazy types just buzz around you; no road rage directed towards you. In the USA, if you're not cruising at well beyond hwy speed limits, say 140km/hr, you become the *sshole in their way.
     
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    Just give the guy extra room and have a passenger get a video, so if he wipes out you got a great one to upload on youtube :smile:
     
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    POSITIVE thinking
     
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    I get fairly annoyed when people are camping out in the passing lane. Pass then get back in the right lane. :wink: Nothing worse than open highway and somebody is in the left lane for no reason. :rage: I rage on that one pretty hard too.

    I don't get as annoyed in the Philippines because I don't expect drivers to know (or care about) the rules of the road. The US on the other hand....people know better.
     
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    Anyone at all can get a Philippine drivers lic.
     
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    So darn true. I've always said, be careful what you wish for.
    I hate to think what it would be like here if they started pumping out more rules and regulations. That's what ruined my country.
     
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