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Old 02-02-2014, 10:51 PM   #14
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Location: Yokosuka, Japan
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Originally Posted by MadMax View Post
I visited Seoul, South Korea several times and people there NEED to have a healthy respect for the motorcycle riders because they are the dominant group of vehicles in that city. In fact, if you exit a building near an intersection, as a pedestrian, you have to look both ways before walking onto the sidewalk or you might get broadsided by a delivery scooter. The cops there allow the scooter delivery men to ride, at speeds around 20 mph, on the sidewalks!
Here in Japan it is similar. There are enough two-wheelers on the road that you just have to expect them. Also, the way the laws are written, the bigger vehicle assumes a bigger share of the fault in an accident.
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