Can be an adventure and fun. But Thailand is not like other countries. It is one of the most dangerous places to ride a motorcycle. Here are some tips to help guide you when you want to ride in Thailand.
8 rules to follow
- Don’t be a beginner – You need to know what you are doing to be a motorcyclist in Thailand
- Make sure your tank is full – You do not want to be caught in a forest area far from town with an empty gas tank.
- Know the traffic rules – Knowing what you can and cannot do is a lifesaver.
- Expect anything to happen – You never know when someone is going to do something stupid. They may also be coming towards you in your lane. Be alert and stay alive.
- The right lane is not the slow lane – Stay out of this lane because it is reserved for bigger, faster-moving vehicles which will be annoyed that you are slowing them down.
- Have the hotel phone number – You never know when an emergency may arise. Having someone to call who speaks both English and Thai is a great lifesaver.
- Wear protective head and face gear – Protecting yourself is vital. A good face shield will keep the bugs out of your eyes.
- Use the only reliable car and motorcycle rentals. For example, in Chiang Mai, I use only Cat Motors to rent a motorbike and Budget Catcher car rentals.
It pays to follow the rules
Not just in Thailand but in other countries as well. Protecting yourself from life-threatening accidents means that you need to follow the rules of the local road. These rules will change from country to country, but they are designed to keep your journey a safe one
Following all the rules properly will save your life and help you enjoy your trip.