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    New Tests & Requirements for Big Bike Riders

    The Land Transport Department has issued new criteria for big bike riders in Thailand, saying they must bring medical certificates with them when applying for a driving licence.


    On Wednesday, deputy director-general of the department, Yongyut Nakdaeng said on the ministerial regulation on the application, issuance and renewal of driving licences requires big bike riders to have more training and tests.


    Medical certificates for driving licence application and renewal must prove that the driver does not have congenital diseases or symptoms that medical professionals deem unsafe for riding.


    The department would work with the Medical Council of Thailand to define the diseases or symptoms that big bike riders must prove they donít have, Mr Nakdaeng said.


    Apart from the prohibited diseases in the old regulation, new prohibited diseases which are being considered are epilepsy, diabetes, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, autism and a height of fewer than 90 centimetres.


    The medical certificates will be applicable for the application and renewal of all types of driving licences, for personal cars, motorcycles and public vehicles.


    The ministerial regulation on the application, issuance and renewal of driving licences will come in to effect on 19th February 2021.


    The deputy director-general said big bike riders would have to present a health certificate when they renew their licences since their physical fitness deteriorates as they age. They might have diseases or other health conditions that prevent them from riding a big bike safely, he said.


    Training and tests for big bike riders were being formulated, he said.


    The government stepped up rules as the vehicles presented a high risk of road accidents, he said.

    New Tests & Requirements for Big Bike Riders | Chiang Mai One

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    and a height of fewer than 90 centimetres.
    how many folk under the height of 90cms are out there?

    And are they able to hold a big bike up?

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    I think they might need to rethink the proposal on height.

    A height of less than 90 centimetres? No big bike licence for you, sir.
    A height of 91cm? Sure. Walk this way, sir. And would you like me to help you get on your big bike while I'm here?
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    what about being short sighted.

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    What about being fucking posers who rev their bikes loud to compensate for their tiny penises?

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    Unfortunately with lax traffic enforcement poor roads and signage and general idiocy on the road, the size of the bike is immaterial.

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    IMO most road traffic accidents are caused by scooters 100-150 c.c NOT big bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Cow View Post
    Unfortunately with lax traffic enforcement poor roads and signage and general idiocy on the road, the size of the bike is immaterial.
    Further to that, size is relative. when I first started riding bikes a 500 was considered a big bike. Now riders start on a 650cc and get a bigger bike when they get a non restricted licence they go bigger again. My current bike is 1100cc but not large by todays standards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjack101 View Post
    IMO most road traffic accidents are caused by scooters 100-150 c.c NOT big bikes.

    Do you think your chances of survival are higher being hit by a 100cc scooter ridden by a fucking idiot or a big posers bike being ridden by a fucking idiot?

    K.E. = 1/2 m v(squared) and all that.

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