Motorcycle accidents kill or maim several Canadians each year. Driving or riding motorcycles in Thailand is dangerous and should be avoided, even by experienced motorcyclists. Substandard road conditions, local disregard for traffic laws, and drunk driving result in frequent accidents, particularly in the areas of Bangkok, Pattaya, Phuket and Koh Samui. Although motorcycles can be easily rented in Thailand, Canadians are reminded that it is illegal to operate a motorcycle without a valid Thai motorcycle licence or an International Driving Permit with a motorcycle endorsement. Helmets are mandatory for motorcycle drivers and passengers, but many helmets do not meet international safety standards. Men are forbidden to ride as a passenger on a motorcycle in Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat provinces. Motorcyclists are required to carry their identification card, driver's licence and vehicle registration book at all times.
An International Driving Permit (IDP) is required.
You see only one set of nuts on a bike rules.....ride safe!