driving on the wrong side of the road

When we first arrived here a year ago, we noticed that sometimes people drive on the wrong side of the road. They would pass us slow pokes puttering down the right side of the road and, instead of pulling back in front of us, would just continue speeding on down the left side of the road. At the last second, with a car approaching head-on and uncomfortably close the other way, they’d zip back over on to the right side of the road.

Funny how – now – we do the same exact thing.

It’s just easier to drive on the side of the road that is paved than on the side that is not. We’ve had to tighten all the screws holding the inside of our car together so many times due to the bumpy roads here, that driving on the wrong side of the road when that’s the only side that’s paved – well, it just seems like the smart thing to do.

You do get good at judging how long you can drive down the opposite side of the road directly at oncoming traffic until you have to zip back over into the correct lane.

What about the police, you say? I haven’t seen any on this stretch of road. Besides, what is so wrong with driving on the wrong side of the road in a country where laws are little more than suggestions anyway? If we did see a copper, though, I suppose we would probably refrain from this ‘brash’ manuever right in front of them. But, if one were to see us brazenly breaking what I’m guessing (just guessing) is the law, I don’t know that they would do anything. They often times just ignore things or look the other way, anyway. And if they pulled us over, they’d have to pull everyone else over, too, for doing the same thing.


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