PHUKET: Phuket drivers don’t think much of fellow road users, with more than 80% saying they are worse than drivers abroad, the results of the latest Phuket Gazette reader’s poll reveal.
In the poll launched a week ago, readers were asked: How would you rate the overall behavior of motorists in Phuket compared to those in other places, outside of Thailand, where you have driven?
Overall, 80.9% of respondents said Phuket drivers were worse, compared to just 6.1% who thought they were better.
Almost 60% of those who voted rated Phuket drivers “much worse”, while just 3.4% said they were “much better”.
A small number (4.1%) of the 638 people who cast votes answered: “Don’t know. I have never driven abroad.”
There was an interesting demographic skewing of the results.
A majority of Thais (38%) thought Phuket drivers were worse than drivers in other countries, compared to 21% who thought they were better.
However, a quarter of the Thais who took part said they didn’t know because they had never driven overseas.
To view the complete poll results. click here.
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