A recent survey suggests that British roads are the worst in the word in terms of road rage incidents. Before we get too excited here in Thailand, and think that we have finally found an area that Thailand isn't the worst place in the world to be a driver, it is worth pointing out that while Britain does top the list, the list in this case only includes 20 major nations, and Thailand is not included.
The survey also deals with only three categories....
A 19-year-old lad gets drunk, and early in the moring decides to take a bus for a drunken joy ride in Bangkok. He crashes into approximately 10 vheicles thereby attracting the rage of an angry mob. When he attempts to leave the bus he is beaten, kicked and stabbed to death by the mob.
View the article here: Bangkok Post Article
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Ford has used the 2014 Bangkok Motor Show to show off the new Ford Everest Concept in the ASEAN region. The SUV is built on the Ranger platform.
Continue to view the Ford Everest Concept video.
The Toyota Corolla Altis is Bangkok’s taxi. Over the years I have spent countless hours as a passenger in the Altis, but not a lot of time behind the wheel of the most popular C Segment car in Bangkok. In fact, it has been 6-years since I drove the 2008 Altis.
Last month I finally got behind the wheel of the “All-new” 2014 model and I’d like to share my opinions but before that I’ll cut to the chase and state it up front: The 2014 Altis is a great car! But... it isn’t perfect.
All too often in Thailand, rich young people seem to find ways to walk away from justice following horrific road "accidents". But is this limited to the rich in Thailand?
Drunk driving deaths up 26% last year in U.K. - Nearly 300 people died in accidents related to drunk driving in the U.K.
The 2014 Toyota Corolla Altis is coming soon. The US and European version of the car have been unveiled already, and while there will be some differences, the Thai version will be more or less following the European model in terms of design and specification.
For that reason, we will focus on the European model here.
Reports of yet more tragic road deaths in Thailand indicate that at least 19 people have died and 22 others were injured in a collision between a 18-wheel truck and a Bangkok-Roi Et bus.
The owner of this Ford Ranger XLT has made a few modifications to the vehicle. For one thing, he has added a nice set of alloy rims, and attempted to ape the look of the Wildtrack with some additions to the cargo bed. But there is one other alteration that has been made to the truck which is more than a little strange. Can you spot it?
Towards the end of 2008 I test drove the Proton Persona (CNG Version). At the time, I had hoped that the Proton would provide a real alternative in the Thai market, and unfortunately despite looking good on paper, and despite offering apparently excellent value for money, I came away from the whole experience disappointed.
Jump forward to today, and we are mid-way through 2013. The new Proton Prevé has been on the market in Thailand for just a few months, and I finally found time to check it out. As I got behind the wheel of the new car I had similarly high hopes that the Prevé could deliver.
Continue reading to see if the Prevé could "prove" to be better than the Persona.
The 2013 Honda Civic Hybrid sounds reasonably compelling. But despite the promise of improved fuel consumption with a price of just shy of 1.1 million baht, the Civic Hybrid may not be as economically viable as we would be lead to believe.
This week I took the Civic Hybrid for a drive and would like to share my thoughts with perspective buyers.
Many guests in Thailand seem to be guilty of a common misconception. This is evidenced by the overuse of phrases like "Only In Thailand" as a meta-tag to life here, most usually to accompany tragic accidents, or the latest corruption case, or whatever it may be.
The reality is that many of these kinds of tragic accidents are not confined to Thailand. Take this motorcycle accident as an example....