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    Requirements For Becoming a Moto Taxi Driver

    Is there a course these helpful chaps need to take to qualify for this job position ?

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    Yes, I believe you have to complete this course:

    How to Win Friends and Influence People - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Be able to flee the scene, or get a huge gang in less than 3 minutes.

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    Have a look at this thread, a few posts down

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    One of the motosai drivers- and the craziest one at that- at the end of my soi is what I take to be a 16-17 year-old girl. I'll ask her how she chose this profession next time I see her, except I really don't want to ride with her, she's nuts and very light.
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    I think we live on the same soi!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghandi View Post
    Is there a course these helpful chaps need to take to qualify for this job position ?
    surely ye jest!

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    Quote Originally Posted by robuzo View Post
    One of the motosai drivers- and the craziest one at that- at the end of my soi is what I take to be a 16-17 year-old girl. I'll ask her how she chose this profession next time I see her, except I really don't want to ride with her, she's nuts and very light.
    Chewing ya baa each day can make you at times very nice and sometimes nuts

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    I've seen these guys at the test center so there must be a test or some kinda bribe.

    Right now I seem to get the same dude every day. He's well into his 70's and likes to accelerate to about 30 and then brake to about 10 over and over again.

    Its crap if your trying to eat noodle soup or enjoy a beer. His harsh braking makes the beer go down his back and all over the noodles.

    His jacket has not been washed in so long that when you try to suck the soup out of the fabric it tastes like an old peoples home.

    There are younger guys with new jackets but I never seem to get them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince
    I've seen these guys at the test center
    they are merely waiting for a fare

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    Quote Originally Posted by madjbs View Post
    I think we live on the same soi!
    I would third that but the one I'm talking about is a bit older then 16 or 17......

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince View Post
    I've seen these guys at the test center so there must be a test or some kinda bribe.

    Right now I seem to get the same dude every day. He's well into his 70's and likes to accelerate to about 30 and then brake to about 10 over and over again.

    Its crap if your trying to eat noodle soup or enjoy a beer. His harsh braking makes the beer go down his back and all over the noodles.

    His jacket has not been washed in so long that when you try to suck the soup out of the fabric it tastes like an old peoples home.

    There are younger guys with new jackets but I never seem to get them.
    You eat noodle soup and drink a beer on the back of a motosi?? Do you read the morning paper too at the same time?

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    I would think the only requirement is having enough money to pay to take the vest over when one becomes available.

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    Not for the faint of heart , u know

    Ask yourself these…
    -do you like getting dark?
    -do you like people HUGGing you?
    -R U a black smoke lover?
    -do you like “risk taking”?
    -do you like driving without looking at the road or other traffics?
    -do you like maneuvering around many obstacles and people?

    Just to name a few

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    Main thing they test you for is alcohol tolerance,, you have to be able to ride with a blood alcohol level of 3.8 or higher to qualify.

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    I have to say that in the near eight years I have known Thailand I have never heard of a passenger fatality. I'm sure there has been, but surprised to never have seen a morbid Pattaya style news item on it.

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    I've been on a few when they've crashed. Mostly in Koh Pangnan and Samui though so the driver was probably really drunk. Only once in Bangkok when the bike I was on the back of side swiped a car and left a nasty scratch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrivingForce View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by madjbs View Post
    I think we live on the same soi!
    I would third that but the one I'm talking about is a bit older then 16 or 17......
    There is another woman motosai driver at a stand near my soi, but she is quite sober and I don't mind riding with her.

    My understanding about the large group at the end of my soi is that there is some kind of family connection among them. With the exception of the crazy wee lass and one of the guys, that group is quite surly. If I walk up one soi there is another group which is very friendly. I'm guessing the alpha male in each pack sets the general tone.

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    Sounds quite tribal, doesn't it . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince View Post
    I've seen these guys at the test center so there must be a test or some kinda bribe.

    Right now I seem to get the same dude every day. He's well into his 70's and likes to accelerate to about 30 and then brake to about 10 over and over again.

    Its crap if your trying to eat noodle soup or enjoy a beer. His harsh braking makes the beer go down his back and all over the noodles.

    His jacket has not been washed in so long that when you try to suck the soup out of the fabric it tastes like an old peoples home.

    There are younger guys with new jackets but I never seem to get them.
    You eat noodle soup and drink a beer on the back of a motosi?? Do you read the morning paper too at the same time?
    He's probably posting on TD on his lap top too..

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    So far nobody knows.

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