Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Road Rage Rare in Some Places

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Road Rage Rare in Some Places

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Sharyn

O'Neill

COLUMNIST

news@dailymercury.com.au

ONE of the big things I noticed while honeymooning in Cambodia was the traffic.

It looked chaotic.

There were cars, trucks, tuk tuks, pushbikes and motorbikes all going this way and that, all weaving in together here, there and everywhere.

I expected there to be lots of horn tooting and road rage.

After all, there didn't appear to be any road rules being applied.

Once my Superman and I got in amongst that "chaos" I noticed it was in fact quite the opposite.

There was no road rage to be seen, not even impatient drivers pushing in.

What we saw was patience.

When traffic was turning or merging or going anywhere off the main stream of traffic, it was gently does it as all slowed down and worked their way through.

There weren't even indicators.

The reason I noticed it was because it was so different to home.

Well, except for the lack of indicators.

When was the last time you drove around and didn't notice any horn tooting, road rage or impatient drivers pushing in? …

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