Wrong Side of the Road! Crackdown on Chinese Tourists Driving in Thailand

Wrong Side of the Road! Crackdown on Chinese Tourists Driving in Thailand
Mar 02, 2016 By eChinacities.com

The local government in northern Thailand is cracking down on Chinese tourists who bring their own vehicles into the country after a number of complaints from local Thai residents.

The Bangkok Post reported on Monday that a number of Chinese tourists drove their own cars and campers into Thailand from China. There have previously been several accidents involving Chinese vehicles in Thailand. Chinese drivers are often not familiar with local Thai traffic laws, which causes issues on the road. In Thailand, drivers drive on the left side of the road. Video footage has been posted online of Chinese drivers in Thailand driving on the wrong side of the road.

Chinese tourists driving dangerously and parking illegally have been photographed in a number of Thai destinations including Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, and Phayao. Chinese families have been photographed parking too close to temples and in no parking zones in Bangkok.

China is not included in the United Nations’ “Geneva Convention on Road Traffic,” and the “Vienna Convention on Road Traffic.” 10 ASEAN countries are included in the conventions. However, it is illegal for Chinese drivers to enter Thailand without the correct international license.

Source: inews.qq.com

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Keywords: Chinese drivers Thailand Chinese tourists

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victorale
comment|73562|305373

hahaha, its happened with me in England, we got distracted and ......

Jan 29, 2017 15:09 Report Abuse

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DirkBourne
comment|69438|1607131

Maybe they should crackdown on Chinese drivers driving the wrong way in China first

Mar 07, 2016 06:40 Report Abuse

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seansarto
comment|69413|58486

How can a nation consider itself "developing" by refusing international standards?..The only qualifications for chinese drivers to get a license in their country essentially are: (because there is no punitive enforcement), "don't hit anybody else" and "you can only go as fast as the car in front of you is going, so try to get around them as quickly as possible". There is no development in those ideas.

Mar 04, 2016 21:08 Report Abuse

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Guest388182
comment|69378|43131

they're not unfamiliar with left side driving; they do it in China all the time--must feel at home with cars coming at 'em

Mar 03, 2016 06:31 Report Abuse

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nzteacher80
comment|69371|270608

"Chinese drivers are often not familiar with local Thai traffic laws..." What a coincidence, they often aren't familiar with local Chinese traffic laws either.

Mar 03, 2016 02:30 Report Abuse

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qadirjadoon
comment|69417|95545

so true, i have to especially medidate before going out on the road so that i dont knock the sh@$ out of them. Is it just me or people here have lower brain activity. They just never seem to look right or left just go straight. AMOF today i parked my car waiting on a friend and a girl drove straight into another car while reversing to turn around on an empty 4 lane road...its like she actually was aiming at the dude..and all they have to say is sorry...stop looking at the gear dumb woman.. anything more dangerous than asian drivers is asian women drivers...

Mar 05, 2016 00:41 Report Abuse