Best Urban Traffic in the World

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Best Urban Traffic in the World

Postby dagenham » Wed May 28, 2014 11:36 am

Whinging about PP's traffic are we? Complaining about congestion, rude drivers, thieving Freshy Boyz and pesty Coppers...

Move to here:
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Re: Best Urban Traffic in the World

Postby Joon » Wed May 28, 2014 12:02 pm

Before watching the video, I'm foreseeing Jakarta.

EDIT: Snap! Wrong call.
And Pyongyang, wow.

The other city that was somewhat of a breezer is Yangon, Myanmar in my view. Though traffic can get congested, at least there is little to NO motorbikes and the people are easy-going.
It's still a little worrying when all the cars have steering wheels on the right... and ride on the right lane.
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Re: Best Urban Traffic in the World

Postby dagenham » Wed May 28, 2014 12:20 pm

Joon wrote:Before watching the video, I'm foreseeing Jakarta.

EDIT: Snap! Wrong call.
And Pyongyang, wow.

The other city that was somewhat of a breezer is Yangon, Myanmar in my view. Though traffic can get congested, at least there is little to NO motorbikes and the people are easy-going.
It's still a little worrying when all the cars have steering wheels on the right... and ride on the right lane.
Hmmm....I've been to Jakarta and Yangon several times and find the traffic in both of those cites horrific. Motos or not the congestion is much much worse than PP - 10 times worse. Especially Jakarta as it is a huge city. Yangon has terrible infrastructure - including the road system.
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Re: Best Urban Traffic in the World

Postby vladimir » Wed May 28, 2014 12:26 pm

The congestion elsewhere may be worse, but the danger factor here must be one of the worst in the world.
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Re: Best Urban Traffic in the World

Postby Kuroneko » Wed May 28, 2014 12:30 pm

They missed the most important bit - The traffic girls!

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Re: Best Urban Traffic in the World

Postby dagenham » Wed May 28, 2014 12:38 pm

vladimir wrote:The congestion elsewhere may be worse, but the danger factor here must be one of the worst in the world.
I beg to differ...aint never had no problems here - been coming for nearly 20 years and now living here full-time for many years...no accidents, no near misses, no worries...

Drive slow, real slow, real real slow...stay out of the passing lane...don't accelerate into opportunity "gaps" in traffic...no "adventure driving"...drive when sober...stay alert - very alert and let it all unfold in front of you...

I actually like the traffic flow here because it's so slow moving. Much better than VN where they tend to drive faster and the kids at night drive in huge racing packs (especially in Hanoi)...and Thailand? Very dangerous on a moto as they drive extremely fast...

Frankly, I'm much more concerned for my safety in the West driving a car...
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Re: Best Urban Traffic in the World

Postby Joon » Wed May 28, 2014 12:52 pm

dagenham wrote:
Joon wrote:Before watching the video, I'm foreseeing Jakarta.

EDIT: Snap! Wrong call.
And Pyongyang, wow.

The other city that was somewhat of a breezer is Yangon, Myanmar in my view. Though traffic can get congested, at least there is little to NO motorbikes and the people are easy-going.
It's still a little worrying when all the cars have steering wheels on the right... and ride on the right lane.
Hmmm....I've been to Jakarta and Yangon several times and find the traffic in both of those cites horrific. Motos or not the congestion is much much worse than PP - 10 times worse. Especially Jakarta as it is a huge city. Yangon has terrible infrastructure - including the road system.
I though the thread title was sarcastic and that your post was aiming to mean that there are worse traffic situations than PP, hence mentioning Jakarta.

I've been to Yangon only for a few days for an event, so I don't know how it is on a daily routine, but the little I've seen was a breezer in comparison to PP.
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