Coming back from a few weeks of enjoying myself in the far east i must share some thoughts i had while traveling on some home-made tricycles and jeepneys in rural areas.
A place where the concept of an air pump is more obscure than that of a working gas station that sells gas from the pump and not from 1 liter glass coke bottles(...) and you stop loading your car only when no one else want’s to come on or the metal just bends out of shape.
And so i asked myself – after this is there any real reason why i should check my tires back home? after all – what’s good for the goose is good for the gander, isn’t it? all people value there lives, don’t they?
And then I came to my senses and understood that if they would have known about the risks of overloading the tires, and had a way of coping with it, they also would have acted in a more “western” way about it.
You don’t want to learn road safety issues from countries where road accident’s mortality rate is not even logged.
To happy and safe travels!