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Thailand takes steps to improve transport safety for tourists

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On 2/14/2019 at 11:34 AM, Nong Khai Man said:

And Checking to see if the driver has got any YABA On his person.....

Or alcohol in his breath!

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If I had to give someone advice about traveling safely to Thailand I would advise them to pay extra and book as close to their destination as possible limiting any travel on roads and even crossing the street.  Inexperienced tourists riding bikes and driving cars or Thais driving like wild animals with total disregard to oncoming vehicles and mostly everyone texting or glancing at their phones (drinking and driving is actually less dangerous it is proven).  It's all a recipe for disaster and their is likely no more dangerous place in the world if spending time on the roads.  My advice is to travel by a big bus and hopefully you will get a good driver.  Avoid minivans or motorbike taxis at your own peril.  Crossing the road is perhaps even as dangerous.

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I just had to read this........... Still laughing, funny but Oh so sad

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1 hour ago, tlandtday said:

If I had to give someone advice about traveling safely to Thailand I would advise them to pay extra and book as close to their destination as possible limiting any travel on roads and even crossing the street.  Inexperienced tourists riding bikes and driving cars or Thais driving like wild animals with total disregard to oncoming vehicles and mostly everyone texting or glancing at their phones (drinking and driving is actually less dangerous it is proven).  It's all a recipe for disaster and their is likely no more dangerous place in the world if spending time on the roads.  My advice is to travel by a big bus and hopefully you will get a good driver.  Avoid minivans or motorbike taxis at your own peril.  Crossing the road is perhaps even as dangerous.

 

My advice would be: Ask the travelagency if the busdriver has a western driverslicense...if not you tell them to wait untill they have one and are willing to pay extra for it.

 

Maybe that way the buscompanies understand how important it is to have real good drivers with a real driverslicense from abroad.

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2 minutes ago, fruitman said:

My advice would be: Ask the travelagency if the busdriver has a western driverslicense...if not you tell them to wait untill they have one and are willing to pay extra for it.

 

Maybe that way the buscompanies understand how important it is to have real good drivers with a real driverslicense from abroad.

Why would they even consider doing that.  How would their drivers even get western licences, even if they wanted to, which they never will. If you insist on that, better get walking. 

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4 minutes ago, Pilotman said:

Why would they even consider doing that.  How would their drivers even get western licences, even if they wanted to, which they never will. If you insist on that, better get walking. 

So they can get western grouptours who are scared to death to sit in a bus driven by a thai driver.

 

Grouptours from Europe would be oh so happy if they knew their driver was as skilled as the western drivers and pay extra for it.

 

Do you also have pilotpapers from thailand? 

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1 minute ago, fruitman said:

So they can get western grouptours who are scared to death to sit in a bus driven by a thai driver.

 

Grouptours from Europe would be oh so happy if they knew their driver was as skilled as the western drivers and pay extra for it.

 

Do you also have pilotpapers from thailand? 

I don't understand this.  How can they ever get the licence, go to the western country?  That's not going to happen. 

I take it that you are referring to pilots licencing.  Thailand does indeed issue its own ICAO authorised licences, under the laws  that govern international aviation.  Not at all the same thing.  

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1 hour ago, Pilotman said:

I don't understand this. 

Ahh a pilot who can't understand it...that's fun.

1 hour ago, Pilotman said:

How can they ever get the licence, go to the western country?  That's not going to happen. 

What about they hire the examinator from the West to come here and do exams??? That;s out of the box innit?

1 hour ago, Pilotman said:

 I take it that you are referring to pilots licencing.

No, it was a question and not a hard one....do you also have your pilotpapers from Thailand?

1 hour ago, Pilotman said:

 

  Thailand does indeed issue its own ICAO authorised licences, under the laws  that govern international aviation.  Not at all the same thing.  

Then why can't i understand 1 word of the Thai Air Asia pilots when they fly me out of thailand and keep a long speech through the speakers? Not 1 word!

 

Is that the ICAO standard???

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4 minutes ago, fruitman said:

Ahh a pilot who can't understand it...that's fun.

What about they hire the examinator from the West to come here and do exams??? That;s out of the box innit?

No, it was a question and not a hard one....do you also have your pilotpapers from Thailand?

Then why can't i understand 1 word of the Thai Air Asia pilots when they fly me out of thailand and keep a long speech through the speakers? Not 1 word!

 

Is that the ICAO standard???

There isn't an emoji for sad and confused, both at the same time.  if so I would use it. 

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6 minutes ago, Pilotman said:

There isn't an emoji for sad and confused, both at the same time.  if so I would use it. 

You should become politician, you're good in avoiding questions!

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"... Overturn perceptions".  5555 very poor choice of words.

 

Thai drivers, generally speaking, are idiots, who if caught doing something wrong rarely are punished. 

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