Scooter Lessons

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12lem1
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Scooter Lessons

Post by 12lem1 » 27 Feb 2018 17:22

Hi,
I have a New Zealand car licence but don't wish to drive a car now. Is there anyone available who would be able to give me lessons for an automatic scooter, gain confidence and get a licence, I can ride a mountain bike. A step through suites me as I am now only 155cm tall without high heels. Thanks

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Re: Scooter Lessons

Post by buksida » 28 Feb 2018 07:45

To be honest if you have never ridden a motorbike I would not even dream about starting on out Thai roads, they are a death trap - even for experienced riders.

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Re: Scooter Lessons

Post by 12lem1 » 28 Feb 2018 15:25

Thanks for that much appreciated. I think I'll use the minivan when needed.

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Re: Scooter Lessons

Post by buksida » 01 Mar 2018 09:06

Don't get me wrong, riding a scooter around the back roads of BS is fine and even pleasurable. However they've just widened the main road from BS Noi to BS Yai and idiots fly down that in excess of 140 kph now with zero regard for anyone else on the road.

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Re: Scooter Lessons

Post by Mike Parker » 01 Mar 2018 17:01

Very sound advice Buksida.Last January over 2,000 people died on Thai roads ,many were motor bike riders.That is only those who died at the scene of the "accident". Hospitals claim that between 50-70% more people die from injuries after being admitted to hospital.Countless others spend the rest of their lives in a wheelchair,It was media news for a day .Its a national disgrace and simply confirms Thailands ranking as the highest death rate on the road in the world, per head of popualtion,no other country comes close.

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