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Manila motorcycle driving ranks 7 at CNN Top 10 Insane Activities for thrill-seekers

By on Jan 14, 2011 in Asia, Lifestyle Comments

Manila, Philippines – Motorcycle driving in Manila now ranked on the 7th spot at CNN’s Top 10 insane activities for thrill-seekers, according to on Tuesday.

“Riding a Harley-Davidson doesn’t usually qualify as an extreme activity. Unless the biker is in congested Manila, where hospitals tallied up 1,662 injuries from motorbike accidents in the first three months of 2010,” the caption said on the entry.

Incidentally, CNN used a post from ABS-CBN back in July 2010 entitled ‘DOH report: Motorcycle most dangerous mode of transport’ as reference, where Department of Health (DOH) issued a report that ‘55.4% of the injured victims of vehicular-related accidents were due to motorcycle riding’.

DOH’s National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) cited that not using of safety helmets and drunk driving were the most common reasons of motorcycle-riding accidents.

Meanwhile, below is the list of CNN’s Top 10 Insane Activities for Thrill-seekers.

1. Pakistan: Crossing a barely-there suspension bridge

2. India: Skiing with the yaks

3. Cambodia: Rolling downhill in a giant sphere

4. South Korea: Whitewater rafting in the DMZ

5. India: Running with mad bulls

6. China: Driving on Guoliang Tunnel Road

7. Philippines: Steering a motorcycle through Manila traffic

8. Thailand: Formula racing in a single-seater

9. Kuala Lumpur: BASE jumping off the KL Tower

10. Macau: Braving the highest bungee jump in the world

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