I gave my girlfriend the money to buy a new car. She decided to buy an Isuzu MU-X 4x4 3.0 and we collected it only 3 weeks ago from the dealer. I was driving out of our soi last evening onto another soi, when I totally misjudged the corner while watching a motorcycle headlight approaching from my left. The motorcycle appeared to have stopped near the garbage bins up the hill, so I was concentrating on making sure it didn't continue towards me while I emerged onto the main soi, leading downhill to the main road. My offside front wheel rode over the concrete edging where there is a drop of about half a metre into waste land and I was stuck, perched on top of the concrete. I tried to reverse off using 4W.D. Low, but the wheels just spun. I phoned a friend and she and her husband came straight out to see the situation. She called the Fire & Rescue service who came out straight away with a rescue vehicle which lifted my car off the concrete but they told me the wheel (and/or suspension) was damaged and I must not drive it, but report it to the insurers. My g/f telephoned the Isuzu dealer this morning and he says I cannot claim on the insurance because I am farang driving on a valid UK photo ID Driver's Licence. The dealer says only Thai driving license holders can claim. The accident was my responsibility, I was alone in the car, I had not been drinking for about 3 days and I'm willing to pay for the damage I've caused, but I don't think I should be discriminated against when under the law I am (I checked before leaving UK) entitled as a non-resident to drive on a valid UK photo ID Licence.Is this true that I cannot claim? The insurance is First Class and was arranged by my girlfriend at the Isuzu dealership when we ordered the car.
Witnessed a dreadfull accident the other day involving a motorbike, the driver sadly was not wearing a crash helmet. I know this as I was close by and observed the whole thing, I do not think the driver survived. Where is a good place to buy a PROPER helmet not the egg shells most people wear if at all.
Is it just me or has the traffic got worse over the past months here in BKK. I live in the suberbs and journeys during the day were a piece of cake. Now its cues all over and takes double the time. In town its even worse. Does anyone know why, the only thing I can think of is that the price of gas has gone down.
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Can anyone please tell me when leaving Suvarnabhumi Airport how does one get one of the those SUV taxis. Theres 4 of us with all the luggage and a normal Altis type taxis is way to small. Where do you go to hire them and also are they more expensive than the smaller taxis.
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I was on Ram Intra the other day when I saw a truck really going fast. What I found worring also was that the windscreen of the truck was covered in stickers and film leaving only a thin slit for the driver to see through, plus he had about 10 chrome lights surrounding the windowscreen and what looked like Xmas lights all around as well. HOW can the driver see properly!!!!!!!