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    Default Driving motos on the sidewalk

    Had an incident with a moto guy on the sidewalk. He was driving on the sidewalk at least 100 feet in front of me and could have gotten off the sidewalk easy. He had to swerve to avoid me and a woman a few feet in front of me. I yelled at him big time which seemed to startle him.

    I guess the question is how much do other Dominicanos tolerate this. I was the only person upset by his actions. I have seen it before but not too much. I would guess it's against the law but that doesn't matter apparently.

    I probably should just acquiesce, but that's not my personality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NanSanPedro View Post
    Had an incident with a moto guy on the sidewalk. He was driving on the sidewalk at least 100 feet in front of me and could have gotten off the sidewalk easy. He had to swerve to avoid me and a woman a few feet in front of me. I yelled at him big time which seemed to startle him.

    I guess the question is how much do other Dominicanos tolerate this. I was the only person upset by his actions. I have seen it before but not too much. I would guess it's against the law but that doesn't matter apparently.

    I probably should just acquiesce, but that's not my personality.
    you have to learn to take it easy. if Dominicans don't give a shyte, then maybe it is time for you to go with the flow. don't burst a blood vessel, because you can't fix it. do what high class Dominicans do...avoid contact with those types, to the best of your ability.

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    like the gorgon said,,,,,,,,

    Quote Originally Posted by the gorgon View Post
    ................. don't burst a blood vessel, because you can't fix it...............

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    Unwriiten Rule of Dominican Driving Culture #1: The largest vehicle has the right of way, no matter where.

    In that case, a moto on the sidewalk has the right of way.

    Now a big motorcycle on the same sidewalk has the RoW, and an 18-wheeler on the same strip of sidewalk wins bigly.

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    I don't think most Dom's would tolerate that. Sure, a one time thing he'd get yelled at. But he'd probably be dealt with if it was being done a repeatedly in one area.

    Nobody wants to lay in a hospital for a month healing broken bones and lacerations while a moron moto guy probably doesn't even get a scratch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctrob View Post
    I don't think most Dom's would tolerate that. Sure, a one time thing he'd get yelled at. But he'd probably be dealt with if it was being done a repeatedly in one area.

    Nobody wants to lay in a hospital for a month healing broken bones and lacerations while a moron moto guy probably doesn't even get a scratch.
    most Doms would not tolerate it?

    so tell us why it continues to happen, unabated?

    there are things people in places like the USA will not tolerate. try passing a schoolbus with the flashing lights and see how much that is tolerated...

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    Depends on the neighborhood I guess. I don't believe a middle class Dom neighborhood would tolerate a moto repeatedly using the sidewalk for his personal racetrack.

    What's the connection between a moto being tolerated on an RD sidewalk and passing a US school bus not being tolerated? Apples and Oranges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the gorgon View Post
    you have to learn to take it easy. if Dominicans don't give a shyte, then maybe it is time for you to go with the flow. don't burst a blood vessel, because you can't fix it. do what high class Dominicans do...avoid contact with those types, to the best of your ability.
    So if a group of Doms thinks it is OK to have sex with your 13-year old cousin, just go with the flow ? Because there are areas of this island where they don't give a shyte about that, it's a right of passage.

    80 years ago certain areas in the South US thought hanging black people was an acceptable form of vigilantism to cleanse society, so that would have been something to "not burst a blood vessel over," unless you were the recipient of the rope ?
    How about if you were visiting Cambodia under Pol Pot - nothing to upset you..

    Gorgon, sometimes I think you just like to stir the shyte....(convinced of it) - There is right and wrong in every country

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctrob View Post
    Depends on the neighborhood I guess. I don't believe a middle class Dom neighborhood would tolerate a moto repeatedly using the sidewalk for his personal racetrack.

    What's the connection between a moto being tolerated on an RD sidewalk and passing a US school bus not being tolerated? Apples and Oranges.
    i guess the analogy is lost on you, so let me try this again.

    passing a US schoolbus with the lights flashing is not tolerated. there is no equivocation. if you pass one, the punishment is swift and draconian. that is because Americans will not tolerate it.

    if Dominicans had the same degree of aversion to guys riding scooters on the sidewalks, there would be consequences, a la the schoolbus situation. the fact is, they don't care, in certain places. i made sure to add that last part, because i do not think that riding bikes on the sidewalk in Bayardo would remain fashionable for long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chico bill View Post
    So if a group of Doms thinks it is OK to have sex with your 13-year old cousin, just go with the flow ? Because there are areas of this island where they don't give a shyte about that, it's a right of passage.

    80 years ago certain areas in the South US thought hanging black people was an acceptable form of vigilantism to cleanse society, so that would have been something to "not burst a blood vessel over," unless you were the recipient of the rope ?
    How about if you were visiting Cambodia under Pol Pot - nothing to upset you..

    Gorgon, sometimes I think you just like to stir the shyte....(convinced of it) - There is right and wrong in every country
    sometimes i think you are not too tightly wrapped with your responses. how do you equate someone having sex with your cousin with riding on the sidewalk?

    i confess...you have lost me. there is a disconnect. try to restore contact...

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