Park chiefs add big bikes to banned list

5 months 1 day ago - 4 months 3 weeks ago #4738 by rushenb

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5 months 20 hours ago #4739 by Me too
No definition of "big bikes"; such sloppy reporting.

And I agree; the noise that larger motorcycles put out can be very annoying.

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4 months 4 weeks ago - 4 months 4 weeks ago #4740 by Paul T
That’s good news as far as I am concerned as well.

Khao Yai will especially benefit greatly from that in terms of reducing noise pollution.

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4 months 3 weeks ago #4741 by onflipflops
Difficult problem.
In a way good news. I guess it is the only viable solution. So frustrating when having hiked for a couple hours and think you are away from everything and then hear a few noisy motorbikes at several kms distance.

I feel sorry for those who do just slowly cruise around on their larger motorbikes without noisy exhausts, just enjoying nature and respecting the wildlife.
After all, there are also cars with very noisy exhausts, road raging through the parks and causing equal disturbance to the wildlife and other visitors.
As well as small motorbikes that produce quite a lot of noise too.

But to equip every national park entrance with decibel meters and roller banks to test each vehicle prior entry is not a real option either I am afraid.

I guess in this case the percentage of 'trouble makers' amongst this group of vehicles has been too large.

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4 months 3 weeks ago #4745 by Me too
As in Thailand generally, the laws and the enforcement are two different matters.

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4 months 3 weeks ago #4748 by jonathanbkk
Hope this one sticks, hold your breath maybe they will review the work permit restriction while they are at it :)

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