With his solid, well-paid job at a private hospital, Dr Sukamon Wipaweeponkul has every reason to own a car. Going against social expectations, however, he chooses not to.
Sukamon, Chief of the Psychiatric Division of Phyathai 2 Hospital, said the rising number of cars is becoming a tough problem every city commuter confronts. The majority of new vehicles are due to last year's first-car tax rebate policy.
"This policy only boosts the demand for cars and makes commuters more dependent on them," said Sukamon. The psychiatrist, who can't drive, has relied on his bicycles and public transport for the past seven years.
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