Originally Posted by PokerSpiv
I guess it depends how you define "ridiculously low".
1. A higher percentage of western tourists are killed in thailand each year than in any other country on earth.
2. The vast majority of those killed are killed in motor vehicle accidents.
So while it may be "ridiculously low" chance of occuring when compared to say, flipping a coin, the fact is your chances of being killed in Thailand to some kind of vehicular accident are at least an order of magnitude higher than in your home country, maybe even 2 orders of magnitude.
Yea, and the main reason for this fact is because there are so many idiots driving motorbikes without knowing how to drive, some drives too fast, and some are drunk. My guess is that without this reasons 95 percent of the accidents involving falangs would be avoided.
Since they drive motorbikes and not cars, almost always they are not hurting other than them selves luckily.
If you know how to drive a bike, you dont drive drunk, you avoid streets that stresses you out, and you go in a speed that you can handle (meaning same speed as if you would be on a bicycle for some) you will most probably be ok.
Drive as slow as you would if you were on a bicycle if you feel you have to. Nothing wrong with that.
Last edited by thomas.t; 01-28-2010 at 01:04 PM.