Expat in Bali fed up with bikes on footpath.Vid.

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Expat in Bali fed up with bikes on footpath.Vid.

Post by Kung-fu Hillbilly »

I'm not sure how long this guy continued with his misguided attempt at clearing bikes from the footpath, but I'd suggest it wouldn't have been too long before someone took offense. It's my experience expat vigilantism rarely ends well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IB19EJnKmI&t=109s

I guess we haven't got round to an embedding media fix yet.
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What an idiot. Wanna-be cop that didn't make the cut.
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That would be one more reason I would not go there! Pissed me off in HCMC with twats riding straight in my path on sidewalks, hooting me out of the way from behind. And it Happens in Monivong some times and places. I never give way but agree it's the wrong way to go being a self law enforcer. But where are the useless cops who should be doing just that?
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seems unnecessary, they are travelling at exactly the same speed as the traffic on the road.

Although the only reason it doesn't happen more in Phnom Penh is that there aren't any footpaths
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he's wasting his effort, but good for him.
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Does a foreigner get compensated if he gets run over by a local?
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newkidontheblock wrote: Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:22 am Does a foreigner get compensated if he gets run over by a local?
No, the foreigner's family will be asked for compensation. If he hadn't come to the country, the accident wouldn't have happened.
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Much to the.guy's credit, he does seem fluent in the local language and appears firm, but not hysterical. The only city I know of where bike lanes were respected was Berlin and that was over. 40 years ago.
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newkidontheblock wrote: Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:22 am Does a foreigner get compensated if he gets run over by a local?
Yes. The driver will stop, then reverse, and then run over him or her again until they are sure the foreigner is dead. All free of charge.
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Not sure if I should applaud him or give him an insurance broker's number
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