I'm trying to assess whether the roads in Thailand are safe enough to justify a journey at night from Bangkok airport to Khao Yai with a car and driver. The alternative is to stay in Bangkok and go by train the next day, but we lose half a day and as a result lose a night in Penang.
My concern arises from my experiences in North and Central India, where I will never be driven at night again if I can avoid it. Vehicles on the wrong side of the road, no lights, animals and people everywhere (much like daylight really but infinitely more hazardous due to lack of sun!!)
Could someone with experience of India and Thailand give me an idea of how the two compare and whether driving at night in Thailand is only for the foolhardy?