What Fionn said... I preferred it to kill or be killed in NSW and Vic...Fionn;42025 said:Last trip in LOS I drove around 3500kms in Thailand and it was my first time driving there although I had ridden motorcycles there a bit. Have to agree with TG having no sense of direction or location, upon picking up the car my first drive was into Bangkok CBD to visit my TG younger sister, so it was a fast learning experience for me. My TG said she knows where to go, so off we go into traffic towards din daeng where her sister lives, soon found out she has know idea where her sister lives and after driving around for an hour and a half asking people along the way, I tell her to call her sister and ask her, she calls and talks to her and gets of the phone and says her sister doesn't know where she lives. 55555 after driving around for another 40mins we find her sisters place.
From then on I used my iPhone maps to find my way everywhere in Thailand and the TG to translate the Thai signs to me. The iPhone worked well in the country side but was a little slow to use in Bangkok due to the buildings and overpasses etc and losing the Gps signal.
Didn't take me long to get use to road rules, well more accurately the complete lack of them. I still have no idea what the speed limit is in most of Thailand, but just drove to what I felt was safe, but not as fast as the crazy drivers.
Never had any problems with the police and I was stop most days four or five times a day at various road blocks. I was only asked for my licence once when taking my TG brothers to the local disco but her brothers had a chat with the officer and he let us on our way. After he let us go the TG said he wanted to see my licence and her brother talked him out of it she then said we were lucky her brother talked him out of it as I would have been in big trouble. I said why I have a licence and then she hits me an says "why you not speak to me" Thai logic at work 5555. Would have also helped if they where speaking Thai, but it was all done in Khmer so I had no idea what they were saying.
I got very use to driving there and actually prefer it to driving in Australia.
Other thing I learnt was not to get so drunk that you leave the car keys around for your TG drunk brother to take and then crash your rental car.##
100 kph on major roads and then drive to the conditions... Thank christ I never had cruise control..... way more relaxed.... and safe....