Driving in Clayton is not bad at all compared to driving in Panama City, which is like playing a video game! Clayton is a more tranquil neighborhood and the people who work there are mostly foreigners with higher income levels, so it is a much safer and a more relaxed driving experience than Panama City.
Driving in Panama City is way different. In Panama City, whoever drives the most aggressively and is the pushiest, wins! You will learn to be aggressive and you will learn to you use your horn in Panama City, if not, you are going to sit forever waiting for someone to give way to you and it will never happen. There may be two lanes in Panama City, but all of a sudden, the cars there make four lanes.
Panamanians are generally very friendly, helpful, and accommodating until they get behind the wheel of a car. I don’t know what happens. They will not make eye contact, they won’t acknowledge you and will cut in front of you and will not let you in. It is not easy and it just takes a little getting used to. There are no road signs for the most part of Panama City and GPS does not work because we do not have addresses here.
Driving in Clayton is much easier, there are street signs, and it is much more relaxed.