Saturday 29 November 2008

What to do in case of a car accident in Thailand?

What to do in case of a car accident in Thailand?

Well, there are a few things, first stay composed (providing there is no major injury) and smile, that's what the typical Thai reaction would be. Easiest will be to call your insurance and have them battle it out, but sometimes you work out a deal with the other party.
Whatever happens, don't get angry because it won't get you anywhere! Not easy to do sometimes, but it will benefit you.

Now, the concept of a breakdown warning triangle is lost in this country, so what to do? Grab the nearest piece of green vegetation and put it on the road. All of Thailand, except the freshly arrived tourist(s) will know now that an accident happened ahead. Just like in this picture!
Sometimes just a bunch of leaves on the side of the road are (supposedly) sufficient.

Once that is all sorted, sometimes you just got to deal with the strangest accidents. I leave it up to your imagination how this happened.

Drive safely!


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