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Scooter hire in Thailand

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Scooter hire in Thailand


just wandering what the law is for scooter hire eg: license, minimum age, insurance etc, we will be in Chiang Mai, Khao lak, Koh lanta and Koh Samui.

my 17yr old son will be with us and want to know if he can have his own scooter?


Poulton Le Fylde...
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for Khao Lak, Khao Sok National Park
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1. Re: Scooter hire in Thailand


Have a look at this recent thread. I think it answers most of your queries.


There are certainly 17 years old - and younger! - driving scooters. Whether that is legal hopefully someone will confirm. Whether it is advisable I'd recommend you observe driving conditions and habits where you are staying before you decide.

Sydney, Australia
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2. Re: Scooter hire in Thailand

Hear hear Arandora.!!..

And a motorcycle riding skills course at home would'nt go astray neither....

Highly recommend your son does a ridng skill course before attempting to ride a scooter in Thailand...

This will help him no end and in turn teach him to ride defensively...

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