I very rarely take a tuk tuk. They are not very good value for money. The drivers often demand far more than what a similar trip would cost in an air-conditioned taxi. They are also dangerous. Today I saw two reports of accidents. This first one was early this morning. The tuk tuk crashed into the barrier of the Thai-Japanese Bridge near Wat Hua Lamphong. @js100radio reported that there was one fatality. The second one was tonight on Soi Dansamrong Sukhumvit 113. According to G. Matthew Hammond it was full with teenage girls.
What about you? Do you use tuk tuks much or are they just for tourists, market vendors & school kids? Do you think they are safe or should they been banned like the rickshaws?