Thailand and Sweden

Mon, 23 May 2016 10:55:51 +0200

> I think that is a very dependent on what
> streets. Here I see folks who are out every
> morning on the bike. Down to the market for
> the day's food, maybe a bit of a natter with
> old friends, and home again.

I think it is a safe bet that traffic is more
ordered in Sweden [than in Thailand] and with
less vehicles on almost any given street.

On the other hand, there is no ice and snow on
the streets in the winters in the Southeast,
and many crashes here happen that way: people
don't use studded tires, and when they turn,
for example in a roundabout, they slip and
start to glide...

> After all, they have been doing it for years
> and their parents likely did it too.
> "Dangerous? You've got to be kidding".

So have many others, but that doesn't make it
less dangerous, but more, because that will
increase the volume of it, and it will mean you
do it in all mental and physical states,
perhaps when intoxicated, exhausted,
emotionally upset, very hungry or thirsty, etc.

Also consider those situations happens to other
riders and drivers as well!

Just to wake up, everything is OK, ride to the
shop and buy milk, of course that is
not dangerous!

But go by bike a lifetime you would have a hard
time determine when everything is OK and when
there is a situation, so the safe bet is to
always use a helmet!

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