Today while riding on Rt 118 North out of Chiang Mai (the road to Chiang Rai) about 6-7 km north of Chiang Mai Festival Mall on the way to Doi Saket, I was stopped at an impromptu police checkpoint/road block. After checking my credentials, I was told I was breaking the law by riding on the right side of the road (there are 2 lanes in each direction here). This law is for ALL motorcycles regardless of size. Since laws tend to be contradictory and haphazard and are enforced in an even more haphazard fashion in Thailand, depending on the officer who pulls you over, I did not know what to think. Checking an unimpeachable source on validity of this “new law” (AJ of AJ’s Biker House), I was told that the “new gov’t” put this law in place for the whole country a couple months ago. :thumbdown: This law makes perfect sense in a western country with people obeying traffic laws and riding with consideration for others. HOWEVER, in Thailand, where vehicles ride with almost complete disregard for their own safety and the safety of others, this law will have catastrophic consequences if followed. As any rider with an active pulse is aware, vehicles will readily enter from the left and cut you off in a heartbeat. Adherence to this law on a large cycle would be suicidal. Definitely a good law for cycles 150cc and smaller, but for larger cycles, riding to the right allows more response time for the extremely inconsiderate way locals enter the roadway and cut you off. Violation costs 1000 baht. If you are intent on following the law, this is a problem of MAJOR proportions for larger cycle riders interested in simple safety. We need to do something to get this ill-considered law changed so as not to apply to larger cycles, but I would have no idea of how to go about it. Would enjoy hearing feedback and advice from riders on this forum.