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BANGKOK 23 January 2019 22:24
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British man dies in motorbike crash on Phuket Muay Thai street, Soi Ta-iad

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Im sure people take risk when drunk, lots of our guest complain about the price of taxi's and tuk tuk there is no alternative, apart from walking which can also be dangerous at night 

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If you look at the back tyre the profile looks almost flat as if it's been ridden upright most of the time and it looks well beyond the time it should have been changed along with the front tyre, wouldn't like to have ridden that in the wet. 

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2 hours ago, ChipButty said:

Im sure people take risk when drunk, lots of our guest complain about the price of taxi's and tuk tuk there is no alternative, apart from walking which can also be dangerous at night 

 

"lots of our guest complain about the price of taxi's and tuk tuk there is no alternative" - have a look at the tourist demographic here now. 

 

Western tourists do have an "alternative" and it is now clear that they see other destinations as their "alternative" as Phuket refused to address its transport issues. 

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3 hours ago, LivinginKata said:

 

Because it makes the young bloods so macho ...

 

Pattaya is a city. Phuket is an island with very spread out localities. Would work out for Patong  or Phuket Town but not for Rawai. 

 

"Because it makes the young bloods so macho" - have you seen the ages of the deceased????

 

Many of them are not so young.

 

"Would work out for Patong  or Phuket Town but not for Rawai.: - sure, Patong to Rawai would need connecting baht buses, but the Pattaya to Jomtien baht buses are very popular.

 

Patong to Kata would be just as easy to implement. 

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3 hours ago, stevenl said:

Yes, there are no motorbike accidents involving tourist machos in Pattaya.

 

NKM doesn't deserve a reasonable answer anymore.

 

"NKM doesn't deserve a reasonable answer anymore." - and you do????

 

You are the biggest Phuket apologist on the forum, but then again, you have a conflict of interest, due to having a business here. 

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3 hours ago, marqus12 said:

penang is an island of similar size to phuket and transport is based on air-conditioned buses and much less scooters than on phuket


public transport can be organized everywhere just not on phuket...
your girl's father has a tuk-tuk or it is selfless opinion?

 

Yes, it's not rocket science, is it?

 

If you want a prosperous tourism industry, you have to supply the essential service of transport.

 

Anyway, we are now really seeing the results of not addressing this issue for so long.

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7 hours ago, terminatorchiangmai said:

Having a license and experience makes a lot of difference.

To many people step on a bike here big or small and not have any experience driving one.

Well... in many "Western countries'' people have license but no experience.

Here, no license, but heck they are experienced ! (As someone said: 'good drivers, not about safe driving')

 

So.. learn young , die old.

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On 1/5/2019 at 5:39 PM, NamKangMan said:

 

Having or not having a license is not really the issue here.

 

Due to the public transport "issue" here, everyone has to have access to a vehicle, thus, traffic is terrible here.  Statistically speaking, this increases the danger to road uses, significantly.

 

There is a reason Phuket is the worst Province in Thailand for road death, and the reason for that has nothing to do with licenses

Don't know really.. but my experience is that Phuket have 'public' transport. Very little are governmental.  Whey I go to Rawai, I take the government bus from the airport to town. (100B) and from there to rawai with a songtaew (30B).   There are songtaew going all directions to all the beachs in the west and along the east shore. And locally you could find small transportation which can bring you into rurals and long sois.

 

Never saw fresh foreigners using these services, just a few who are 'locals' and coming back from the morning markets.

 

That Brit has a unfortunately accident, perhaps showing off or a pothole or cramp in his arm, never good to end like this. Nothing to do with motorbike as accident can happen on busses, walking, or sitting on the back of a cabby. Just bad luck bad moment bad location.

 

Rgds,

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1 hour ago, donim said:

Don't know really.. but my experience is that Phuket have 'public' transport. Very little are governmental.  Whey I go to Rawai, I take the government bus from the airport to town. (100B) and from there to rawai with a songtaew (30B).   There are songtaew going all directions to all the beachs in the west and along the east shore. And locally you could find small transportation which can bring you into rurals and long sois.

 

Never saw fresh foreigners using these services, just a few who are 'locals' and coming back from the morning markets.

 

That Brit has a unfortunately accident, perhaps showing off or a pothole or cramp in his arm, never good to end like this. Nothing to do with motorbike as accident can happen on busses, walking, or sitting on the back of a cabby. Just bad luck bad moment bad location.

 

Rgds,

You can now take Phuket smart bus directly from airport to Rawai.

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10 hours ago, stevenl said:

You can now take Phuket smart bus directly from airport to Rawai.

Seems pretty much on time everyday for 170 Baht to the airport not bad at all,

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On 1/6/2019 at 11:03 PM, donim said:

Don't know really.. but my experience is that Phuket have 'public' transport. Very little are governmental.  Whey I go to Rawai, I take the government bus from the airport to town. (100B) and from there to rawai with a songtaew (30B).   There are songtaew going all directions to all the beachs in the west and along the east shore. And locally you could find small transportation which can bring you into rurals and long sois.

 

Never saw fresh foreigners using these services, just a few who are 'locals' and coming back from the morning markets.

 

That Brit has a unfortunately accident, perhaps showing off or a pothole or cramp in his arm, never good to end like this. Nothing to do with motorbike as accident can happen on busses, walking, or sitting on the back of a cabby. Just bad luck bad moment bad location.

 

Rgds,

 

There seems to be a lot of "bad luck" on the roads here, particularly between the hours of 11am and 3am.  

 

Maybe this is the time of day when most people suffer from "a cramp in the brain."  🙂 

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