Posted by: ghostdawg2 | January 4, 2010

Bangkok Motorcycle Taxi ,Thailand by Khun Tony / 23. Dec 2009

Motorcyle Taxis in Sukhumvit Soi 3 near Phloenchit - Bangkok

Motorcyle Taxis in Sukhumvit
Soi 3 near Phloenchit

by machomikemd

One of the fastest ways to get around the streets Bangkok is by motorcycle taxi.

With their ability to zip in and out of traffic and even occasionally on the sidewalk a motorcycle taxi can get you to your destination faster than any other form of transport.

Motorcycle taxis are easily spotted by their orange or red vests and can be found all over the city. They typically spend their day in the same area so they will often have excellent knowledge of the nearby streets. Motorcycle taxis are ideally suited for short trips that are too long to walk but too short for a regular taxi.

Helmets are required by law but is rarely enforced. In the unlikely event that you are pulled over by the police and you are not wearing a helmet than you will be the one fined, even if the motorcycle driver didn’t give you a helmet. More and more motorcycle taxi drivers are starting to carry an extra helmet so it your driver doesn’t have one just wait for another one.

Fares are usually negotiated in advance and for a quick 5 min ride 20 – 40 Baht is average. Most motorcycle taxi drives will have little contact with foreigners so keep in mind that their English skills may be limited.

If speed is a priority nothing can beat a motorcycle taxi but be aware of the risks and keep those knees in tight when threading through the traffic.

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