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10 Hilarious Driving Habits You Can Expect to Experience in Panama... LETS GOOOOO!!

Driving in Panama can be an adventure, to say the least. The country boasts of a unique combination of chaotic traffic, colorful vehicles, and drivers with a personality of their own. From honking horns to lane-splitting motorcycles, there's never a dull moment on the roads of Panama. Here are some of the most hilarious driving habits that you can only experience in this Central American nation.

  1. Honking is a way of life: Panama drivers love to honk their horns and use it for virtually every situation - whether it's to signal that they're about to overtake you or to greet a friend on the road.

  2. Lane splitting: Motorcyclists in Panama have a tendency to weave in and out of traffic, often splitting lanes, and navigating their way through the tightest of spaces.

  3. Slow and Steady Wins the Race: Panama's roads are often congested, and drivers often adopt a slow and steady pace, allowing them to take in the sights and sounds of their surroundings.

4. The Art of Reverse Parking: Parking in Panama can be a challenge, especially in the tight and narrow streets of the city. But, the locals have it down to an art, often reversing their cars into impossibly small spaces.

5. Pedestrian Priority: In Panama, pedestrians always have the right of way, and drivers will often come to a complete stop, even in the middle of a busy road, to allow them to cross.

6. The Blinking Light Brigade: Panama's roads are often lined with cars sporting flashing lights, which drivers use to signal that they're about to turn or change lanes.

7. The Bumper Car Effect: Panama's roads can be congested, and drivers often have to navigate through tight spaces to get where they're going. This often results in a bumper-to-bumper, car-to-car dance that can be quite entertaining to watch.

8. The Mini-Van Taxi takeover: Mini-vans, often brightly painted, rule the roads in Panama, serving as the primary mode of transportation for locals and tourists alike.

9. The Side-Mirror Shuffle: In Panama, it's common for drivers to adjust their side mirrors as they navigate through tight spaces or narrow roads, often with just inches to spare.

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Panama is an experience like no other, filled with laughter and excitement. Whether you're a seasoned driver or a first-time traveler, be prepared for a wild ride on the roads of Panama!

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