I think you mailed it exactly, at least for around here. There is a culture of rights and entitlement as opposed to just get along. Most seem far too worried about someone else somehow screwing them out of something as opposed to just sharing the road. People tend to be very emboldened, these days, in anonymity, and people feel they have that anonymity while in a car, or on a bike, or whatever. So they can tend to act completely different than if they were not anonymous. It's almost an arrogance that comes out. Already arrogant people are even worse. As riders we need to be 100% aware 100% of the time.Riding in Asia is fraught with danger but the code over there is You are responsible for your own safety. When holidaying in Bali as a young man I rented bikes and once you realise there are virtually no road rules, besides give way to anything larger than you it works surprisingly well. There are very few accidents, its just a case of forgetting the I am in the right, and I have right of way bull****. Mind you that was when I had the bravado of youth as I would never ride a bike over there anymore. My wife and I hire a car and driver. It is still somewhat scary when they overtake on what I consider blind corners. There are so many people on the roads it is a mindset of "just fit in"