Best Ride App..Comparable to Motorbike Taxi Prices

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Re: Best Ride App..Comparable to Motorbike Taxi Prices

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windwalker wrote:
Thu Jul 15, 2021 2:34 pm
And you can choose a motorbike, but why bother!
For me that would depend on where I am. If I am in Bangkok, for example, I would most likely choose a motorbike. I'm not afraid of motorbike taxis and no getting stuck in heavy traffic as you would in a car.

As long as I've lived in Thailand, and even before living here when I would come on holidays, I regularly use motorbike taxis whenever I won't be using my car. I've never had a problem and it is rare that motorbike taxis are involved in accidents.

If for some reason I think the motorbike taxi driver is driving unsafely, I have a surefire method of coping with the danger. I shut my eyes . . .

Anyway, this app obviously is a very good one and posting about it is going to help it succeed. Why didn't I know about this before? How long has this app been available?

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I'm fairly sure more people will have died on motorcycles than from covid in Thailand in the last year, but the latter is affected by "availability heuristic".
I quite like the sound of this app, for when I am back in Thailand.
However, I would personally be choosing a car, unless we have near gridlock conditions.
Do the motorcycles show up with a proper helmet for the passenger ? Complete with strap etc, so it's not going to be like some useless ornament.

How does bolt compare with Grab ?
I've used Grab a couple of times in Chiang Mai & in Khon Kaen, usually when traveling with luggage. However, I don't recall that offering any reasonable options on the few times I looked in Pattaya & other locations.

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Jun wrote:
Thu Jul 15, 2021 7:34 pm
Do the motorcycles show up with a proper helmet for the passenger ? Complete with strap etc, so it's not going to be like some useless ornament.
Every time I've used a motorbike taxi, no matter where, the answer is yes, they always have a helmet for the passenger - a proper one.

Jun wrote:
Thu Jul 15, 2021 7:34 pm
I'm fairly sure more people will have died on motorcycles than from covid in Thailand in the last year
You don't have to be fairly sure. You can be absolutely sure. But that doesn't mean very many of them involved people riding on motorbike taxis. Like I said, those accidents are quite rare. In my opinion those who refuse to use motorbike taxis - it's not a legitimate fear. It's a phobia.

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The Bolt charges for longer journeys like from Pattaya to Suvarnabhumi airport are disappointing compared to the excellent local charges. I use Boss taxi service who are a good service with sensible drivers and charge 1,000 Baht. Bolt charges 1,200 Baht for Pattaya to Bangkok service.

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Ruthrieston wrote:
Fri Jul 16, 2021 7:42 am
I use Boss taxi service who are a good service with sensible drivers and charge 1,000 Baht.
Do they have good cars ?
A few years ago I was using Mr Toom (if I remember correctly), but they kept using ancient cars which might have been from the 1980s, with whining back axles. On one occasion, a driver stopped once to refuel and again for a pee between Pattaya and Suvarnabhumi.
I dumped them and started using The Limmo Pattaya, who showed up in relatively new Camry's.

Although, the only time I use a taxi between Pattaya & Bangkok is when getting a long haul flight. The bus service is OK the rest of the time & should also be safer.

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Jun wrote:
Fri Jul 16, 2021 3:03 pm
and again for a pee between Pattaya and Suvarnabhumi.
Why didn't he just pee on the side of the road, like so many do, without giving a damn who might see him doing it, also like so many do . . . ?

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