10 Dead in Major Traffic Accident on National Road 4

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Re: 10 Dead in Major Traffic Accident on National Road 4

Post by SternAAlbifrons » Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:41 am

PS, "Cambodia is a land of water"

Travelling by boat involves pleasure, beauty and relaxation.
It is especially good for your sanity in this mad mad country.
And safer too.
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Re: 10 Dead in Major Traffic Accident on National Road 4

Post by armchairlawyer » Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:46 am

whatwat wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:34 am
Bitte_Kein_Lexus wrote: That's why I always ride my own vehicle.
Didn’t do the customs any good. RIP.

I don’t think Cambodians drive aggressively at all. It’s just normal for them to overtake dangerously and they have to be in front and if they feel “it’s their right” they will flash you to move out the way. Even big trucks.

Then pull in 50 meters later to get a coffee/take a piss/drop off some chickens etc.

I’ve never experienced “road rage” here personally but have seen it and only by westerners towards Cambodians, who just smile or shrug.

Even if I make a mistake whilst driving, which everyone is guilty of, Cambodians don’t say a word, flash their lights or beep their horn. They just accept it.

I bet if you attach a heart monitor to a typical bus or truck driver it wouldn’t go over 70bpm unlike the western passengers it’ll be 120bpm!

RIP to the dead. Truly sad.
Agree 99%. I have occasionally seen road rage in Cambodia and it is scary when it happens. One time I was in a PP taxi that had an altercation with a State-plated SUV, you can imagine what was going through my mind. In Thailand road rage used to be equally rare but it quickly became quite the fashion. That was a few years ago, I don't know if it has calmed down.
IMHO, the saving grace of Cambodian roads is the lack of road rage and the low speeds of driving. When those two things change, it's going to become lethal.
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