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Chinese tourists drive off the hillside after renting car at the airport

 

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CHIANG MAI: -- Shortly after renting a car from Chiang Mai airport a group of Chinese tourists ended up driving off a hillside.

 

One man was trapped in the Nissan car in the Mae Orn area of the northern province while three others were injured. The trapped man was seriously injured and taken to Bangkok Hospital in the city, reports Thairath.

 

Mae Orn police said that the driver seemed to have been unfamiliar with the winding road and had lost control and ended up overturned 15 metres off the roadway in the hilly area of Mae Kam Pong. The others were treated in Mae Orn.

 

Police were waiting for the victims to recover sufficiently and had sent for an interpreter to get to the bottom of exactly what happened.

 

Source: Thairath

 
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1 minute ago, captspectre said:

what is a chinese tourist doing renting a car in thailand? what if any kind of license is required to rent a car? 

 

Many tourists rent cars in Thailand. Money is the best kind of license, but a valid drivers license could help.

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The mainland Chinese are just as inept behind the wheel as the locals here. Partly for the same reasons. Poor training, poor safety awareness and only recently ( in comparitive terms to the West ) able to afford and drive a car. When you have only ever ridden a bicycle ( or a buffalo ) then suddenly are able to drive a car at 40 yrs old accidents are bound to happen. Most Westerners gain a licence at 16 and start the learning curve early. 

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8 minutes ago, captspectre said:

what is a chinese tourist doing renting a car in thailand? what if any kind of license is required to rent a car? 

 

Not sure what your point is.  I havn't been asked for a license when renting a car so I am sure some people rent without. However, most Chinese I know have a car license and the requirements for getting one are definitely stricter than in Thailand.

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52 minutes ago, captspectre said:

what is a chinese tourist doing renting a car in thailand? what if any kind of license is required to rent a car? 

A drivers licence surprisingly. Police may wish to see an IDP, but rental agencies are less stringent.

 

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1 hour ago, captspectre said:

what is a chinese tourist doing renting a car in thailand? what if any kind of license is required to rent a car? 

My understanding is that a foreign licence is OK for up to three months. After that an International or local licence is required.

 

Anyway the driver was not driving to the condition of the road nor him/her self.

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1 hour ago, captspectre said:

what is a chinese tourist doing renting a car in thailand? what if any kind of license is required to rent a car? 

 

Oddly enough, tourists of ALL nationalities often rent cars when on vacation.

Do you suppose the Chinese are any different? All that is necessary when 'renting' a car is an ordinary valid driver's license from any country. 'Driving' one may require other documents.

 

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I guess any winding road for any of us would be unfamiliar in a foreign country wouldnt it ? ...classic reporting.

On a tourist visa your own countries driving licence is acceptable.Once you move onto a semi  permanent visa you are expected to get a Thai licence.

I have no problem with that.

My Thai driving licence is acceptable to rental companies when we go back to Australia for a holiday

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21 minutes ago, FolkGuitar said:

 

Oddly enough, tourists of ALL nationalities often rent cars when on vacation.

Do you suppose the Chinese are any different? All that is necessary when 'renting' a car is an ordinary valid driver's license from any country. 'Driving' one may require other documents.

 

Exactly; reason for renting a car being one is more flexible in his/her travel routes and avoids being ripped off by the local taxi guild.

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