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I was recently in Australia with my daughter driving. We can to a urban junction , stopped and drove across while the other car simply sat there. My daughter commented that Australians don't understand the convention at a four-way stop. Which by the way is first in, first out.


In your cases you should be able to tell by looking at the other drivers eyes.

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6 minutes ago, OneMoreFarang said:

I think it's not so much about speed. It's about expecting the unexpected all the time.

Sometimes speed is good, because it brings you fast far away from all the others.

I ride bikes in Bangkok now since about 20 years without any accident with more than walking speed. Obviously it can also happen to me. But I think most of the time I avoid trouble by anticipating all the bad things which others might do. And in doubt I don't do anything which could go wrong.

in this case, the car in front of me shifted lane to the left,

i carried on business as usual  but a car traveling in the opposite direction

decided to turn over my lane. this can not be anticipated,

its just a fact there is suddenly an obstacle in my path and i got less then 2 sec

to brace for impact. less speed= less skidding on asphalt in my calculations

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When I first came here,a flash of the  headlights ,I thought he was letting me through,

as they do in the UK, but here it means I am not stopping for you, then there's

the hazard lights on ,meaning I am going straight ahead ! 

regards Worgeordie

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1 hour ago, Puchaiyank said:

Driving in Thailand is not for the faint of heart.  Many times I have watched as a gaggle of cars and motorcycles weave in and out of traffic...all speeding...to the next red light.  I learned to take the path less travelled to reduce the stress of chaotic driving in Thailand...


The pavement (Sidewalk) ?......:giggle:




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