Do not attempt to ride a rental in Phuket if you haven't done so before. There are daily deaths of holiday makers like us. No exaggeration. The rules are very sloppy, and anyone with some spare change can rent one with little or no paper work. The residents of Phuket drive or ride very irratic on the streets with no considerations for pedestrians.
I almost died today myself. I'm injured, but limping strong.
Please enjoy your holiday in Phuket and go home with memories, not become a memory.
It's great for families, couples, singles and thrill seekers. Play it safe and use comman sense. Being on holiday free of responsibilities doesn't mean you wrecklesly endanger your life and the lives of others. Carry a rubber wherever you go, dont get carried away by locals spoiling and complimenting you.
Have a great holiday!