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New unedited footage shows British pensioner taking machete swipe at Thai man

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5 minutes ago, Thai Ron said:

He didn't drive into the farang's car on purpose - he was in front of it. He hit the brakes causing a collision, yes but that doesn't compare to the farang's deliberate attempt at decapitation with a machete and then deliberate attempt to run the Thai man over.

 

So, yes, I'm afraid severity is an issue.

Fair play, the severity of the farang's reaction is an issue. But you can clearly see the white car collide into the driver's SIDE of the farang's car, and from where I'm sitting it doesn't look like the farang caused the collision...

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3 hours ago, rooster59 said:
One source told Thaivisa that Mr Collins has "a fiery temper and can flip at the slightest thing".
 
On seeing the original edited footage the source, who asked not to be named, said: "I am not surprised that it is him.

His reputation precedes him.

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This all goes back to the ineffectiveness of the BIB in this country. These issues on the road are a direct result of Thai drivers having no fear of repercussions from the law. Behaving like this on the road is unacceptable. He was clearly baiting the old guy from the beginning. I am not justifying the actions of the Brit but who knows what kind of shit this old codger deals with everyday on the roads in Pattaya. This was probably not his first encounter with a me me Thai driver and he may have felt threatened. 

In a blind rage we all do things that we later regret. He may have felt threatened and then with his kid in the car, even more so.  I am not justifying his behavior but we have all been there. Yes, the best thing was to stay in the car but when you know no matter what you do, you won't get any kind of justice then this is why people decide to implement their own style of justice. The Thai guy poked the bear once too often and the bear bit back.

 

The BIB are to blame in all matters that are wrong on Thai roads and beyond. I despise them and their ineffectiveness.

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Oh, yes! Now maybe all can agree on putting him in jail and deport his silly human existance. We don´t need mentally ill morons in Thailand.

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4 hours ago, colinneil said:

Well after seeing this video footage, the Thai clearly started it by blocking the farang from passing him.

Then the stupid old bugger was 100% in the wrong for threatening the Thai with the machete.

Then striking him with his car, silly old sod deserves to be jailed, and his license revoked.

 . .this is only half of what actually happened, and you missed the crucial start of the road rage.  

You all should check out the earlier scene when the bumping happens! If you take your time in watching it, you must admit that the Brit was bumping into the Thai, and not vice versa. The Brit even intentionally swerved to the right and hit the Thai's car!  He just stubbornly tried to block the Thai from overtaking him. You can clearly see that the Brit is driving over across the median painted on the street, before bumping into the Thai.  If you, like the Brit, claim to have lived in Thailand for 15 years, you should be used to the occasional Thai blandly overtaking you, keep in mind, don't argue and most of all, don't bump your car into his and later attack him with a machete and then try to drive over him.  The fact that the Thai slowed down and tried to stop the Brit in his tracks, was due to him wanting to argue about the damage the Brit did to his car, and it doesn’t make the Thai guilty.  Please stick to the facts and look again how the Brit defiantly swerved to the right across the median to deliberately push away the already overtaking Thai in his Honda Brio, because this is what started it all.  The road rule is – don’t allow yourself to be tempted into a hot headed action, just let the s…e overtake you, and keep your temper.

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3 hours ago, DurianBreath said:

ithin the first minute we see the white car recklessly overtaking, causing oncoming traffic to stop to prevent an accident. We see the white car's driver gesturing out of the window. We see the white car purposefully causing contact with the farang's car.

To me this smells like there was even more to the story before the video starts.

One or the other "felt his honor violated"?

 

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watch 1.29 to 1:36 . . .the Brit swerves to the right trying to block the Thai from overtaking

 

this is what started it. Not the scene when the Thai refuses to let the Brit pass and overtake him.  It starts when the Brit intentionally bumps into the side of the Thai's Honda Brio 

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 . .and YES, the Thai recklessly overtook the Brit's car.  Old Man should have let it happen, instead of pressing on the pedal and swerving to the right and bumping into the Thai's car.

 

We who drive on Thai roads are used to these kind of Thai's who always want to be in front of you, not behind you. Just let the buggers pass.  It does not make them any faster. And you should keep your temper.  Sure the Thai drove recklessly, but the Brit was wrong in intentionally bumping into the Thais car!

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At the start of video you can see that there was only one lane to turn right but then came along the Thai passing the vehicles in this lane to turn right & thought he could just squeeze in (turning right as well ) forcing the brit to baulk 

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5 minutes ago, KhunBENQ said:

To me this smells like there was even more to the story before the video starts.

One or the other "felt his honor violated"?

 

Yup, I think one or the other "felt his honour violated". Right at the start of the video though, we see the white car trying to undertake traffic and barge into the line of traffic entering the soi to the right; almost as if he thought it would somehow turn into a dual carriageway...

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7 minutes ago, BEVUP said:

At the start of video you can see that there was only one lane to turn right but then came along the Thai passing the vehicles in this lane to turn right & thought he could just squeeze in (turning right as well ) forcing the brit to baulk 

 . . .then why at this moment, the Brit swerved to the right?  Across the painted middle of the street. Minute 1:29 - 1:35.  Shouldn't he had better slowed down and moved to the left?

 

It is called "defensive driving" and it is not rocket science

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New unedited footage shows British pensioner taking machete swipe at Thai man.

 

Is this referring to the bit when the machete is held high in a threatening gesture, before there is a wide sweep and a continued assault on the car? If so I think the subject title is in need of editing.

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6 minutes ago, BEVUP said:

At the start of video you can see that there was only one lane to turn right but then came along the Thai passing the vehicles in this lane to turn right & thought he could just squeeze in (turning right as well ) forcing the brit to baulk 

there may have been some altercation before this point

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