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Hiring a scooter for a few days, no motorbike license but car license

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Going with the Thai gf to Krabi for a holiday. Any recommendations for where to hire a scooter at Noppharat Thara Beach or Ao Nang Beach where they won't try and rip you off claiming false damages? Also what are the rates to hire for 3-4 days? I've watched a Youtube video that said it's 150 baht per day if hiring for 3-4 days.

 

How's the police situation everywhere in Krabi with foreigners riding scooters, do they stop us and ask for licenses like in Pattaya or they just leave us alone? Any issues with a foreigner riding around using an foreign car driver's license, no motorbike license.

 

Any recommendations on the best way to get from Krabi Airport to Noppharat Thara Beach where our hotel is?

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5 minutes ago, emptypockets said:

Gee a bloke asks a few simple questions and the holier than thou descend with a vengeance. Putting aside the motorbike license issue (simply having a license is no guarantee of ability) - does anyone actually have any helpful information for him?

Seems not. Nobody knows where to hire a scooter from a place where you won't get ripped off or knows the costs or knows how to get from Krabi airport to the beach. Oh, and the gf can ride the scooter, she has a Thai motorbike drivers license.

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10 minutes ago, bbi1 said:

What makes you assume I'm not "qualified"? I guess you're saying that most of the Thai population are selfish lowlifes because they were certainly "not qualified" to ride a scooter especially when nearly all of them start riding then they are like 13 or even younger. Do you have a gf or Thai wife? Did she start riding when she was a teen? If so, guess she's a selfish lowlife too.

you are not Thai, so you should know and need to be aware, that any insurance will be invalid if you ride without a valid licence.  On these roads you would be taking a very big risk of ending up in hospital with no means to pay for your treatment, or the treatment of anyone you hit.  One poster here calls that a hollier than thou attitude, but frankly, you would be a total dick to ignore the obvious ramifications of breaking the law as a farang.  Forget the fact that 13 year old kids here do it, you should know and act more responsibly than that.  But as with all things, it's up to you. Just don't come up with a 'Crowd Funder' to get you home and pay your hospital bill.   

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1 minute ago, secondfusilier said:

 

This really is a pathetic post.

It is not just his risk, you would have to be VERY stupid to hold that view.

You think that a 125 cc scooter hitting a child could not kill them.

 

Helpful and correct answers have already been given, you are just clouding the issue.

Go ahead with more of your "helpful" posts and answer the rest of my questions then below:

 

Seems not. Nobody knows where to hire a scooter from a place where you won't get ripped off or knows the costs or knows how to get from Krabi airport to the beach. Oh, and the gf can ride the scooter, she has a Thai motorbike drivers license.

 

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Just now, secondfusilier said:

 

the majority of motorcycle deaths involve young men doing stupid things.

Such as riding a bike without a license, qualifications, care of other road users or a brain.

 

No. Doing stupid things. Simply having a license, qualifications etc doesn't stop young Thai men taking risks. Young men have always done so and will continue to do so regardless of the frothing, seething, incensed irrelevant comments on an internet forum comprising of mostly older foreign guys, who apparently have a faultless past, and tossed up entering the priesthood or moving to Thailand in their latter years.

 

However, back to the OP. Do you have any useful suggestions to his other questions?

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7 minutes ago, bbi1 said:

Seems not. Nobody knows where to hire a scooter from a place where you won't get ripped off or knows the costs or knows how to get from Krabi airport to the beach. Oh, and the gf can ride the scooter, she has a Thai motorbike drivers license.

What do you expect?   Any rental place willing to rent you a bike when you are not qualified to ride one will of course rip you off, and frankly, you would deserve it. 

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