motorbikes

  • Road deaths

    Phuket focuses on foreigners causing motorbike accidents

    As Thailand sees the tail end of the dreaded “Seven Days of Danger” where road accidents and death tend to spike over the new year holiday, officials in Phuket are focusing on the number of accidents involving foreigners on their roads. At this morning’s daily briefing at the Phuket Provincial Hall, officials said that foreigners on holiday renting motorbikes and…

  • Pattaya

    Suspects allegedly shoot at Pattaya motorcycle shop more than 10 times

    In the early hours of the morning yesterday, four suspects allegedly fired over 10 gunshots into a Pattaya Harley-Davidson motorcycle shop. Nongprue police suspect the shooting was over a business or personal conflict, though not about theft. The police are continuing to interview the shop’s staff and management to further investigate what caused the shooting. A security guard who was…

  • World

    Asia News Today | Chinese react to stock slump, Thai nightlife may re-open

    China’s top economic official have stepped in to reassure investors, claiming that Beijing will take measures to support the Chinese economy and financial markets. The comments follow a sharp sell-off that has been partly fuelled by reaction from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Liu He, a vice-premier and economic adviser to the Communist party executive, says the government will take measures…

  • Chon Buri

    Investigation continues after motorbike plummets off Chon Buri overpass

    Police in Chon Buri are continuing their investigation to determine the cause of an incident on an overpass in the Klong Tamru sub-district last weekend where a motorbike rider was seriously injured after his bike plummeted off the 10 metre structure, according to The Pattaya News. The incident was reported to emergency responders by a 35 year old witness who…

  • Transport

    Motorbike law breakers: report them and win up to 20,000 baht

    In an effort to increase traffic safety, or perhaps the fines that come with it, police are enlisting a new weapon in enforcement: you. A new program would offer the chance to win prizes of up to 20,00 baht from the Thai National Police for citizens who record and report motorbike drivers breaking traffic laws. The new programme, announced by…

  • Transport

    Department of Land Transport tackles motorbike delivery boxes

    With all of Thailand laser-focused on Covid-19 outbreaks, vaccine availability, and apparently Phuket has got some sort of brouhaha over some foreigners showing up, it’s easy to lose track of the important daily tribulations of keeping a country functioning. But never fear, there are those that don’t get distracted by the glitzy headlines and are doing the thankless work to…

  • Thailand

    When next in Thailand, don’t do these things – VIDEO

    Most of the time you’re spoiled for choice with things to do in Thailand. It’s what makes the country so popular for overseas visitors, and as a place to live. But there are a few things that may be worth avoiding, despite being available, during your time in the Land of Smiles. Here’s The Thaiger’s Top 10 list of potential…

  • Thailand

    Thailand News Today | Big Bike licenses, Parliament latest, Zombie saleswoman | October 28

    Daily TV news from The Thaiger, the most watched English-language news service in the Land of Smiles, and hosted by Tim Newton. Thailand to introduce separate test for big bike riders from next year From next February, motorbike riders in Thailand will be required to pass a separate driving test and training session if they wish to receive a licence…

  • Thailand

    Thailand to introduce separate test for big bike riders from next year

    From next February, motorbike riders in Thailand will be required to pass a separate driving test and training session if they wish to receive a licence for a “big bike”. The regulation has been announced in the Royal Gazette, after the government approved it last August, in a bid to cut road traffic accidents which are predominantly motorbikes (about 75%) and…

  • Crime

    Young Buriram brothers steal over 30 motorbikes after parents split up

    Two brothers, aged 12 and 14 have been nabbed after stealing over 30 motorbikes. The pair, seemingly unable to figure out where the petrol tank was, would look for a new motorbike to steal after the old one ran out of petrol. They told police that their crimes were for survival after their parents separated. They hadn’t been to school…

  • Thailand

    Separate licence to be required for big bikes

    The Cabinet yesterday approved rules on the issuing and renewal of drivers’ licences as proposed by the Transport Ministry, agreeing that “big bike” motorcyclists will require a different licence from those of smaller, less powerful motorbikes, and applicants will need to pass special training and a test before being granted a licence, according to a government spokesperson. “The details of…

  • Bangkok

    4 motorbikes catch fire outside Government House in Bangkok

    4 motorbikes have mysteriously caught fire in a car park outside Government House in Bangkok. A report in Nation Thailand says the incident took place outside the Secretariat of the Prime Minister’s Building, with the fire quickly put out and no injuries reported. Police from Bangkok’s Dusit Station arrived swiftly, accompanied by fire trucks from Samsen Fire Station. However, the…

  • Environment

    New bikes must meet Euro 4 emissions standards

    A new government policy, which will take effect on March 29, requires all new motorbikes sold in Thailand to meet Euro 4 emissions standards. Officials of the Thai Industrial Standards Institute met yesterday with representatives of more than 40 motorbike manufacturers, including Honda and Yamaha, informing them of the requirements. The measure is intended to help tackle Thailand’s PM2.5 dust…

  • Technology

    Grab v Get v Food Panda – Delivery apps battle for the streets of Thailand

    PHOTO: Tribune News “Like hotel bookings, travel, airline booking, news, banking and music, the food delivery business is starting to transform the restaurant business too.” Food delivery apps Get, Grab and Food Panda are locked locked in delivery war. But instead of flak jackets and guns, they’re wearing branded vests and carrying hot pizza on motorbikes. The pink Food Panda…

  • Air Pollution

    European level 4 motorbike exhaust standards coming

    A new law says that motorcycles manufactured in Thailand must meet the ‘Euro 4’ level of exhaust emissions standards, according to the Office of the Prime Minister. The Cabinet approved a draft of the law yesterday. “This draft makes clear the government’s determination to solve pollution caused by motorcycles,” a spokesman said. “Thailand’s emission standard is currently only at Euro…

  • Tourism

    Top 10 places to visit around Chiang Mai, on a motorbike

    by Ryan Astaphan from Panumart Tattoo One of the joys of visiting Chiang Mai is travelling around on a scooter or motorbike (as long as you have a license) as you explore the countryside. By doing so you’ll get to take in the natural wonders and local culture that northern Thailand has to offer. The main roads are mostly excellent. But do…

  • World

    Transformers-inspired robot rolls out green message in Vietnam

    PHOTOS: AFP There is more to this towering robot resembling a character from the “Transformers” movies than the auto-parts it’s made from – it speaks Vietnamese and is made from unused motorbike parts. “Hello everyone … I am from Vietnam,” Robot One announces as it swivels side to side in a Hanoi workshop. A team of IT programmers and students…

  • Transport

    Thailand planning new rules and speed restrictions for big bikes

    PHOTO: www.geonoise.co.th The Deputy Permanent Secretary for Transport, Chirute Visalachitra says new rules are being introduced for big bikes, including a ban on “lane-splitting” and a lower speed limit in built-up areas. Lane-splitting is the practice of riding between vehicles, with the Transport Ministry saying that under new rules, riders of big bikes will have to remain behind vehicles that…

  • Bangkok

    Bangkok motorcyclist lucky to be alive after water pipe falls right in his path

    PHOTOS: Thai Residents and Chaimongkol Khantura A Bangkok motorcyclist is lucky to be alive after a long section of pipe fell from an overpass on Rama 9, directly into his path. Chaimongkol Khantura was clearly still shaken when he posted about his lucky escape on Facebook. “Who would have thought? Even in my dream, I’m still shaking. I saw Buddha…

  • Bangkok

    Motorbike riders on Bangkok sidewalk told where to go

    Internet users in Thailand are cheering a Japanese student, currently studying at Kasetsart University in Sakon Nakhon province, north-east Thailand, who stood up to two motorbikes trying to make her move out of the way so they could continue driving on a sidewalk whilst she was in Bangkok. On Wednesday, a Facebook video went viral showing the student waiting on…

  • Bangkok

    National police chief is going to war with street racers

    PHOTO: The almost weekly crackdown on motorcycle street racing around Bangkok. So far measures haven’t worked to curb the activities of the fast & furious Bangkok youth – Bangkok Post Despite weekly reports about late night weekend street racing around parts of Bangkok, and the sophisticated use of social media to promote the events, the national police chief Pol General…

  • Bangkok

    Grand Palace motorbike racers being sought by police

    SCREENSHOT: Nation TV If there’s one location in Bangkok you just DON’T organise an illegal motorbike race… Bangkok police are looking for the teenage motorcyclists who organised a race outside the Grand Palace on Saturday night. The racing had wrapped by the time police arrived, but surveillance cameras and videos posted on social media have provided enough clues for police…