Thailand Rules of the Road

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He, who is in front, has the right-of-way.

Bigger fish have the access over smaller sized fish.

The chain of command– 18-wheelers, trucks, buses, farm devices, CRV/SUV, cars and truck, Baht bus, tuk-tuk, pedicab, bike, motorbike with food cart accessory, pedestrian.

Crosswalks are merely white lines painted on the road and serve no other function.

Painted lines to different lanes serve the very same purpose as crosswalks.

Traffic control countdown timers tell you precisely how much time you have to run the traffic signal.

Traffic authorities exist entirely to wave their arms, blow whistles, and collect allurements.

Minor traffic offenses– driving a motorbike without a helmet, prohibited turn– are 200 Baht fine– either to the traffic cop or after waiting 4 hours at the police station.

Right switches on a traffic signal begin when the red countdown timer strikes “10”.

Stopping at a traffic signal is optional when making a best turn.

Pedestrians should look both methods 4 times prior to crossing a one-way street.

Walkways are alternate routes for motorbikes.

Pedestrians are allowed to cross streets one lane at a time, stopping briefly on white-line lane dividers.

Every driver and pedestrian is safeguarded by Buddha.

Maximum amount of riders on a bike is 5.

If a foreigner remains in a taxi, and the taxi gets into an accident, it is the foreign passenger’s
fault.
If a foreign chauffeur gets in a mishap with a Thai, it is the immigrant’s fault, regardless.

A fine for a major mishap will be straight proportionate to just how much cash you have in your wallet and savings account.

Driving drunk on damp, slippery roads is authorized during the Songkran vacation (Thai New Year).

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