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All true.

What is fender driving? Driving to close? I've never come across the expression before.
The leading front fender has right of way unless the other guy has is much bigger and then protect your own fender.
;)
I know it's done in the Phils & here's Addis Ababa, where I was 2 years ago next month. Westerners just don't "get it" but it works.
 

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I got my license when I was 16. The only substantial periods of "no riding" that I've had was the months while out to sea. My kids got their license(s) at 16 also. My oldest rides his little pissed off bumble bee in all weather. His bike has been down for about two months. Something to do with waiting for a part, that is delayed due to covid, for his exhaust that broke.
Hey Sierra, an early start to riding can be a good thing...there's no substitute for proper training tho.
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The leading front fender has right of way unless the other guy has is much bigger and then protect your own fender.
;)
I know it's done in the Phils & here's Addis Ababa, where I was 2 years ago next month. Westerners just don't "get it" but it works.
Yup, I'm definitely a westerner.
This looks like a traffic circle or a roundabout in high speed as I'm sure the video was.
Having said, sometime ago I was in Genoa, Italy and observed the traffic, along with the motorcycles and those beautiful girls sitting side saddle on scooters ...it was motorcycle ballet!!
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The leading front fender has right of way unless the other guy has is much bigger and then protect your own fender.
;)
I know it's done in the Phils & here's Addis Ababa, where I was 2 years ago next month. Westerners just don't "get it" but it works.
Ah ok. Yes, I just never heard it called that before.

All these regional differences work until the traffic gets to critical, then it all turns to ratsh*t. There are various derivations throughout Asia as you say and it is best to try and blend in. However, blending in can exacerbate the situation towards a gridlock. A motoring correspondent here wrote an article about his 6hour journey to travel 1.5km last year.

I used to live in an area that was very congested on occasion. Basically a cut through of the largest homeowners' association in the world (?) where the committee decided to enforce sticker only entry, creating chaos. I was sitting in bumper/fender to bumper traffic in a block for about an hour with barely any movement. I got to the point where I could leave a junction clear and within 10 minutes the traffic was running smoothly again. Over the course of a week the same opening up of a junction had the same result. Filipinos block junctions 99% of the time.

There are instances where I "encourage" other road users to comply with priority*** by looking away from them but keeping them in my peripheral vision. Combined with no variation in speed, this invariably (though not always) encourages them to review their course of action and pause until I have passed, then pull out.
***I do not like the term "right of way" as "priorities" change, but crumple zones don't, especially when encountering your ''much bigger" road users :)

I will always say that places like the Philippines are a great training ground, as the potential situations that are taught in the UK, etc, are actual scenarios you can encounter on every journey here. Except perhaps the ex-US forces Subic area, where the driving "suddenly" improves due to continued "heavy manners" enforcement. If that is a leftover US legacy, which I think it is, thank you.
 

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along with the motorcycles and those beautiful girls sitting side saddle on scooters ...it was motorcycle ballet!!
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Same in Thailand. There is something about the elegance of women sitting sidesaddle that is lovely to view.

"Thai tattoos" are all too common though (road rash)
 

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No argument; whole heartedly agree. I have plenty of that too. :)
Drive and Stay Alive is an excellent entry level grounding for Roadcraft in the US. I think they are in Canada as well. You would have to research into whether courses are available for RoADAR level Roadcraft civilian drivers/riders with covid restricting contact.

 

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I will always say that places like the Philippines are a great training ground, as the potential situations that are taught in the UK, etc, are actual scenarios you can encounter on every journey here...
Agreed. My first driving in Manila was ~1987. I actually enjoyed it. Most thought I was crazy to do it but familarity with their driving habits and confidence in my driving skills made it fun for me. I told everybody it was my video gaming habit since I never played Ninetendo or Atari. 555

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