Regarded by many travellers as one of the most dangerous vehicles on the road, a motorcycle, if used properly and treated with respect, can be one of the most fun methods of transport available in Thailand.
There is nothing better than motorcycles in Thailand; riding through the stunning Thai countryside, with the wind in your hair and the sun on your face, just following the open road.
If not used properly, a motorcycle accident could lead to serious injury or even death, so there are a number of things you need to remember when renting a bike.
Simple safety tips for hiring motorcycles in Thailand
- Use a reputable hire firm: Most towns, villages and islands in Thailand offer the facility to hire a scooter and you will see many travel agencies, hotels and shops with scooters for hire outside. So ask around and see which one is recommended by the locals.
- Beware of hazards: Wild animals, pot holes, stray dogs and even other motorists can all pose a risk of a motorcycle accident in Thailand. So be sure to slow down, take your time and be wary of all that is around you when taking to the tarmac.
- Wear a helmet: The rental of a helmet is usually free with bike rental so always ask for one before you take to the road on a motorcycle in Thailand.
- Keep an eye on the weather: The weather in Thailand can change in the blink of an eye. One minute it’s calm and still, the next it is stormy. So if you are embarking on a long motorcycle journey, be sure to check local forecasts first.
- Perform safety checks: Before you set off, make sure you carry out a thorough check of the motorbike. Look at things like the tyre pressure, oil levels and brakes to be sure the bike is in the best condition possible.
If you’ve been hurt in a motorcycle accident while on holiday
Have you suffered an accident abroad or been hurt in a road accident on holiday that wasn’t your fault? If so you may be able to make a claim for personal injury compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline are expert when it comes to road traffic accident claims and our friendly, professional advisors are available on Freephone number, 0800 689 0500, which is open 24 hours, seven days a week, for your convenience. Call today for more information, and to start the claims process.
Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice