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I see an accident happen about weekly. My best investment since being in PP ( I live here) is buying my moto. I've been on motorized two wheels for 38 years so experience helps, but my head is on a swivel at all times.
If you're not confident and are this worried do not ride a moto here you will wreck. Idk you, shit your fear may keep you out of an accident. Depends on your experience.
Kinetic wrote: ↑Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:40 am
It s curious. In my mind bicycle is more dangerous because of the difference of the speed and more vulnerable.
The safest thing is not to come to Cambodia at all.
This. If you worry too much about things, you'll never do anything. Stay at home lock the door and never go out.
Heck, wasn't there another thread recently about a guy that ended up in hospital after a moto crashed into him standing on the side of the road? And what about Channthy?
Everybody has their own risk tolerance levels.. It took me ages to decide to get a moto here weighing up the pros and cons but now that I've had one, I'm glad I did. But yuh you gotta know what you are doing and be extra vigilant.
Now I use my ebike and it's working out well. When I drove my big scooter I used its instant speed as much as the dual anti lock disc brakes to get out of trouble. Having a 'big' bike with much more mass helps as the little scoots give more respect when thinking of cutting you off or moving out in front of you. The much louder horn helps too
"i'm the one who has to die, when it's time for me to die, so let me live my life the way i want to"
Been riding various vehicles in Phnom Penh for over 20 years including motos. 5 years ago I moved over to Chroy Changvar and bought a new Yamaha Jupiter, it takes me 10 or so minutes to get into town. I was doing about 1000k a month but over the last two years have cut that down considerably. For me Its an economical, reliable and convenient way to get around. Accident wise the problem is usually not you hitting someone but someone running into you.