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Bali to ban tourists from renting motorbikes

Story here.

This is a pity, I'm just about finished 6 weeks of dogsitting for a friend that's visiting his daughter there, having scooter access has been handy for him. Ho hum.
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yes..because lot of you guys making lot of trouble they say.

you guys never obey the traffic law, never use helmet....runing red light etc..etc.

some o them are hiiii above the limit thats insane but its okey...as long as you

give the police the do everything its gonna be alright.

i wish i could do that in europe or USA hehehe.

now they say they deport it when you guys making trouble, righ the way the call immigration officer. thats very bad
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yes..because lot of you guys making lot of trouble they say.

you guys never obey the traffic law, never use helmet....runing red light etc..etc.

some o them are hiiii above the limit thats insane but its okey...as long as you

give the police the do everything its gonna be alright.

i wish i could do that in europe or USA hehehe.

now they say they deport it when you guys making trouble, righ the way the call immigration officer. thats very bad

“You guys”

Fella don’t confuse overlanders on here with the swilling morons that carry on in Bali.

BTW - the Balinese are just as bad as the visitors - it’s just finger pointing.


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The operative phrase in post #2 is "they say." Let's make some allowances for folks whose native language is not English.

I think we all know who is meant by "you guys:" it's tourists renting motorbikes. And I think we all know that this doesn't mean every single tourist, but rather a high enough percentage so that it causes consternation among locals. No mystery about how that works.

Whether tourists are being scapegoated in this case for something that is largely not their fault I can't really say....but it doesn't take many troublemakers to spoil things for the rest. Consider, if you like, loud pipes, moped rentals, parties at Airbnb houses, or whatever other example you please. And yes, there are a lot of tourists on Bali who act in ways that offend local sensibilities. The ban on motorbike rentals isn't the first nor the last attempt by local government to deal with this.
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