In historic times, carts pulled by buffalos were the only way to get around. It took a long time to get anywhere, but accidents were few.
Progress has brought technology, an educational system, mobile phones and motorbikes. As people whiz about in their modern lives, they often neglect their own safety, in particular, forgetting to wear motorbike helmets.
A woman rides her motorbike without a helmet on Central Pattaya Road.
Using motorbikes as transport in Thailand is very dangerous. Driving without helmets makes it even more so. It’s also illegal. If caught, helmetless drives will be ticketed. If they are involved in an accident, there is a good chance they will be seriously injured or killed.