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Thai driving: Motorcyclist doing a wheelie comes a cropper

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52 minutes ago, Foghorn said:

I had a motorbike run into me that was going the wrong way ,slight damage to my vehicle but the kid and woman on the back hurt ,the rider at least a broken wrist ,the police made him give me 5000 baht for damage but I gave it the woman for to hopefully get her and kid looked after , the police were very professional and knew what had happened. They are not all useless and one sided 

I had a similar incident years ago when a motorcycle taxi drove into the front of my pick-up.

His passenger ran off, the motorcyclist told me in English, "You no good man."

Interestingly he'd just picked up his passenger from a taxi rank less than 50 metres away. One of his motorcycle taxi driver friends came running up to see if he was OK, asking him in Thai if he'd sobered up yet?

 

The the police arrived PDQ and instantly saw from the angle of the vehicles the taxi driver was at fault and blamed him immediately.

The policeman told us both to go to the local police station straight away and sort it out. I phoned my insurance company who sent someone immediately.

 

At the police station the officer there also blamed the motorcycle taxi driver.

My insurance guy pressed the police to impound his motorbike until he had paid back the insurance company for the repairs they needed to carry out to my pick-up. (Fairly minor, 3,000-odd Baht).

 

The taxi driver was fined 400 Baht. He had to call a friend to bring him some cash, in order to pay the fine and get out out the police station.

I never even had to mention the taxi driver had been drinking, according what his friend had said.

 

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As the car driver I would have floored that gas pedal just for good measure.

If the cops asked, I would say I was trying to pop a wheelie too. 

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Posted (edited)
3 hours ago, Bob A Kneale said:

The rider was unlicenced on an unregistered bike?  I missed that part.

Looking at the guy on the bike in the video, I would say he is under aged which means he is unlicensed, and how many people in Thailand insure their bikes, besides, If my assumption is correct and he is under aged and unliicensed no doubt, and if the bike was insured, they wouldn't pay up because he is unlicensed.

 

Edited by 4MyEgo

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3 hours ago, Don Mega said:

Where in the article does it mention the scoot rider was unlicenced and unregistered ?

See my comment above

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13 hours ago, Bender Rodriguez said:

you can have hours of fun watching dumb accidents in thailand on y-tube

Yeah.....Thailand is number 1

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doing a wheelie (raising his front wheel)

 

thanks for the clarification, nothing like knowing your audience. 🤔

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In the video, I could see this coming at least 100 metres before the incident and yet the car driver does nothing to slow down or apply any defensive driving whatsoever.

Give them both a ticket.

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18 hours ago, 4MyEgo said:
21 hours ago, Bob A Kneale said:

The rider was unlicenced on an unregistered bike?  I missed that part.

Looking at the guy on the bike in the video, I would say he is under aged...

There is nothing in that video that suggests that the rider is below the legal age.   Your assumption that he is makes no sense.

Edited by Bob A Kneale

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The driver could see him in his lane for quite a while but only did the I will just try and miss him without slowing down thing.

Edited by suave

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i wish i could do  wheelies , they could start a school for wheeelies i need to learn how

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On 7/5/2020 at 10:34 AM, Bender Rodriguez said:

you can have hours of fun watching dumb accidents in thailand on y-tube

TROUBLE IS IT GETS BORING !!!

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My wife drove for the very first time on Monday......supposed to take her test on Tuesday, but it started to rain....so they just passed her..............she is not driving me anywhere.

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1 minute ago, Surelynot said:

My wife drove for the very first time on Monday......supposed to take her test on Tuesday, but it started to rain....so they just passed her..............she is not driving me anywhere.

Round the bend?

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3 weeks ago saw a kid lying flat along the top of his bike, no helmet or shoes on a busy road, weirdest thing I ever saw here, at least he was holding onto both handles !

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