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Double and triple parking is common
I remember visiting Paris in the mid 80ties i saw parking in "2 layers, and on corners into a intersection, for sure gave me a wild west feeling.
 
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Part of the problem of this 'gray area' vehicle, is you don't have any insurance beyond minor medical care for somebody you hit. Wer're talking $500 or so. Any accident will result in some negotiation, and a foreigner at the controls ramps up prices a bit. That is why I run a dash cam, and want to put a rear cam in, eventually. (Still having nightmares about when I installed the hardwire kit a month ago.)

Overall, most cars try to avoid the trike because it looks large, but you still have the jerks who are very bad drivers, like the ones who pass on narrow urban streets, dive in front of you to fit into a space that isn't there to avoid the oncoming traffic they should have seen, or force you off of the road. Thai drivers are some of the worst in the world.
 

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Well the public healthcare here in Denmark cover any form of stupid, but of course it do not cover any damage you do to others with say your car, so there you need insurance.
But if you jump on a dirtbike tear ass around town with the cops in hot pursuit, and then crash, well the hospital and the tax payers will still mend you and pay your hospital bill.
But if you cause a accident say force another vehicle to crash during your escapade, well that is on you.

But if you decide to be a chain saw juggler, and are not good at it, well your missing things will be attempted to be reinstalled on taxpayer money,,,,,, something that have always made me wonder cuz really that's poor management of tax payer money,,,,,,,and the the people we elect in charge always say we have to be careful with how we spend our tax money.

So a few things here make me wonder, so driving a car you must wear a seat belt, assumingly to save on the costs to society if you crash, as i read the law its not really for your safety, though that is of course a factor.
But riding a motorcycle you just have to wear a helmet, so you can wear a helmet and shorts and T shirt and tear ass down the motorway at 130 km/h,,,, BUT ! every one agree on if you wear proper motorcycle driving attire you are much better off if you crash, but its still not the law to wear the right attire driving a motorcycle.
Something making me more and more sure the people we vote for and us Danes in general are idiots.

And up until this year you could get a written permit from your doctor so you dident have to wear a helmet or seat belt, but thankfully that have changed now, so if you cant do either of that you just have to take the bus.
A classmate of mine dident have to wear a helmet when we was moped kids, due to him having psoriasis on his scalp,and we other stupid kids envied him being able to legally drive his moped without wearing a helmet
 
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Typical thai motorbike driver. No helmet, probably no license, and I doubt the taillight works.

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Spotted at a street food area in Sakon Nakhon province.
 

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You better drive right, or you will be on the next plane to N Korea.
 
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Was he the delivery driver, or being delivered?


Must have been a regular, nobody else was paying attention to him.
 
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The ride is not over, yet.

Most seem to be dumped at temples.
The monks try to feed them, sometimes they get pretty crude medical care, but generally are sore and scar covered.

A friend lived near a popular temple in the country. New discarded dogs would show up every weekend, still wearing the stupid sweater or t-shirt the thoughtful owner had bought for their temporary 'best friend forever'/selfie prop.

More shocking than the dog on the motorbike, I actually saw a clean, healthy looking cat yesterday morning.
(Mooching food under a restaurant table)

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Ooops, may be something going on with one eye, but it least it looked clean and mostly healthy
 

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Someone just threw out 3 kittens here, another person found them on the bottom of the cleanest trash can in the country.
 

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it turns out the trash can was one of those smaller ones, and this was at a camping place so i bet it is always lined with a plastic bag and the most dirty it see are the paper wrappers from Popsicles., and stupid Danes went off the handle and went to the camping place and went apesh.. on the people there, which had nothing to do with anything but rescuing the kittens.

I do love a nice lynch mob, but really you must lynch the right one, otherwise its just a stupid mob at best.
Maybe the rescue guy should not have posted on facetwitt, thats probably where the lynch mob came from.
 
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Once the story gets momentum the truth doesn't matter.
 
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It was a major holiday in Thailand last weekend, I rented a car to drive some friends home to a small village in the next province. Food was good, strangely no drinking,

This was pretty bland farm country. The only interesting thing is there is salt production in the area, and you see roadside stands selling huge bags of salt, cheap.
You can see some salt evaporation ponds in the area, I'm assuming it's not mined, but pumped out from saltwater deposits underground? (Far from sea)
Will try to extract some video.

I know better than to try to go to popular tourist attractions in the US on major holidays.
I'm not sure how I got talked into driving 4 ladies and a kid to one in thailand, on a holiday?

I lasted about 20 minutes in the gridlock, then did a u-turn, and headed back. We were still 3 km from whatever we were headed to, (still not sure) and I had doubts there would be parking if we ever made it.

The camera is a blueskysea b1w, in a rental car. (Tacoma 4 door pickup)

 
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Sure wish the cops would do something about the motorbikes running around with no lights at night.


 
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The passing in the city streets is obscene. A lot of the vehicles pretty much plow into oncoming traffic and hope they get out of the way.

 

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