Yup. The fact is that when you go to a third world country, you do have to relax some of the safety and hygiene standards that you insist on at home. Otherwise you would never experience some of the most amazing places in the world.demi2004 wrote: ↑ For most people, I would of course recommend hiring a car! I have more than 15 years of experience riding motorcycles and even for me Nusa Penida was not easy in some places. As mentioned, I saw many accidents from stalls as well as from really bad road conditions. And if that doesn't scare you, local trucks drive very fast and in extremely dangerous manner on narrow roads.
All you can do is be aware and try to manage the worst risks. I do fault tourist bureaus and hotel keepers in many countries for sweeping hazards under the rug and denying problems.