Safety first on the highways in Thailand

This Is Thailand (TIT)

In my serie This Is Thailand (see label below) here a photo taken a few years ago while driving on the highway in Thailand. In front of us were 2 pickup-trucks with people sitting in the back. Well at least 2 out of the 6 people in the last pickup truck are wearing a helmet. Not sure if they are really using it for safety or just as protecting against the cold wind, as it was about 14℃ the morning I took this photo on route 101 near Phrae. If look good you see that also some people in the first truck are wearing a helmet. The people are probably being transported to their workplace. Mind you to sit in the back of the truck is illegal by law, but as with many things This Is Thailand as there is totally no police enforcement. A year back the police had suddenly the idea to start the law enforcement on this illegal way of transporting people, as there are many deadly accidents with this kind of transport. But there was a loud outcry of people who said "How else are we going somewhere?". And they are right, the public transport is not good upcountry. So back to the old days of "up to you". 

One night in Bangkok and the world is your oyster

The journey of Traveling 2 Thailand did begin with One Night in Bangkok in 1985 and since 2009 it became a personal non-commercial travel blog as inspiration for traveling & motorbike riding in Thailand. Made just for the sheer love of traveling and sharing experience about traveling in South-East Asia. To travel beyond the beaten track & highlights. Enjoy!