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.
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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
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