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Thai women find work -- and hazards -- on two wheels

While some find motorcycle taxi driving liberating, there is a price to pay

Bangkok motorcycle traffic in the On Nut area (Photo by Tom Vater)

BANGKOK Thailand's capital is well-known for its gridlocked roads. During Bangkok's intense rush hour, only the city's army of motorcycle taxi drivers keep things moving. Women, deprived of other economic opportunities and attracted by the freedom the job offers, are pushing into this traditionally male bastion of the national workforce.

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