Siegrid and I are currently in Turkey on the way back from Jordan.
Traffic in Turkey is dangerous. The worst are the Dolmusses or little busses that shuttle in between villages, tourist sites,...
They are trying to be the quickest and fastest to beat concurrents. Keep your eye on them.
Truckers, taxidrivers,... are in general predictable in their steering. And if you demand or indicate you want some space (horn \ flash big light) they will most of the time try to give you some space.
Use your horn and flash your light to indicate that you are not OK with a manuever of a car comming head on. Or when you wish to pass a car yourself.
It is the only thing they understand and will get you considerable more safety.
I feel verry sorry for the Bisshops and the rest of the group.
If you still have to leave for a trip to the middle east or Southern europe (spain, italy, greece,...) consider connecting your horn with your big light. that way you only have to keep your fingers on one button.
Safe travels to everyone.
[This message has been edited by fireboomer (edited 24 June 2005).]