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The mini-scooter...maxi-versatile...

Workhorse [1/2]

The mini-scooter...maxi-versatile...

comments (16)

  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 15 Dec 2010, 04:17
I would not happen here,without a large fine
Ray: Wot....dogs not permitted to ride pillion...
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 15 Dec 2010, 06:46
I was just thinking along the same lines as Vintage: it wouldn't be allowed in the States. And I have a feeling this is nothing to them. They'd surely add a few more if they had them! I'm intrigued that only the driver on the left is wearing a helmet.
Ray: I have seen as many as 5 people on one of these tiny motorcycles, Ginnie.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 15 Dec 2010, 07:02
Blimey all the family's on it - including the dog!
Ray: Big seating capacity on these little scooters, Chris.
''Room for one more on top''
Ray: I saw a guy once with a full set of 5 car replacement tyres on one of these little scooters as his luggage.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 15 Dec 2010, 08:36
Like the 5pm bus, there is always room for one more. In the outlying areas it gets worse - transport sizeable parts of the tree nursery, I have seen.
Ray: Yes...I have seen amazing payloads being carried on these little scooters, Louis.
What a laugh, the rider wears the helmet the rest including Fido take their chance.Well captured.
Ray: Its his bike so he gets to wear the hat, Martin.
Lol, I love it
Ray: Yer gotta luv it, Toni.
Lol, I love it
Very interesting how the guy on the right is looking at you and the child on the left is looking at him.
Ray: I had not noticed this, until you pointed it out, Mary.
Excellent, if somewhat alarming image, Ray. (:o)

Ginnie comment has just remined me that, a few years ago, the insurance companies in the States were lobbying rather forcefully AGAINST the introduction of compulory wearing of crash helmets. I believe the sad logic behind this was that it cost them a lot less if the rider was fatally injured.
Ray: Now that is sad, Rosalyn.
The one on the right has got you in his sights, Ray! Love the dog!
Ray: The dog is looking quite happy about its luxury seating arrangements, Tom.
This is not allowed in Spain - people still do it though.
Ray: Contrary folks in Spain...next you will be reporting that they use condoms, Sheila.
I don't know how they get away with it, I have one of these and even a pillion would be a bit tight for room.
Ray: You might be a little bigger than the average Thai, Brian.
Follow up: who knows? There is a lot of buggies about, and this is a Catholic country.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 15 Dec 2010, 15:38
Well they have greener credentials than cars, but I'm sure these riders would sooner own a four wheeled vehicle.
Ray: Motorcycles are status symbols, but cars are bigger status symbols.
Good grief! How dangerous is that???
Ray: Coincidentally, Bill, there is a big story in Thai papers today about motorcycle safety...the gist of it is 11,000 people died on the roads last year, of which 6,000 were motorcyclists, and 60% of them were not wearing helmets.

There is a rule about helmets but the police don't enforce it rigorously and are themselves offenders.

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