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5 minutes ago, bkk6060 said:

Yes, trust me I am very cautious everyday.  Some close calls but so far, so good.

 

PS:  At intersections with a light stop now, I go way to the side.  Either way.  

When the light changes, I hang back for a few.  Seems like too many red light runners here in a hurry.

Patience can be a possible life saver. Fingers crossed....

Sorry to tell you odds are not in your favor

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9 minutes ago, bkk6060 said:

Yes, trust me I am very cautious everyday.  Some close calls but so far, so good.

 

PS:  At intersections with a light stop now, I go way to the side.  Either way.  

When the light changes, I hang back for a few.  Seems like too many red light runners here in a hurry.

Patience can be a possible life saver. Fingers crossed....

Red light jumpers are often the fastest vehicles on the road as they are speeding to make the light.

 

You have to treat all intersections as uncontrolled intersections and look for traffic left and right before proceeding. Don't rely on a "hold back a few seconds" technique, but use your eyes and look at what's coming your way.

 

This video is an eye-opener. I'm usually fairly careful at intersections, but now I'm going to redouble my efforts to stay alive.

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30 minutes ago, tropo said:

Red light jumpers are often the fastest vehicles on the road as they are speeding to make the light.

 

You have to treat all intersections as uncontrolled intersections and look for traffic left and right before proceeding. Don't rely on a "hold back a few seconds" technique, but use your eyes and look at what's coming your way.

 

This video is an eye-opener. I'm usually fairly careful at intersections, but now I'm going to redouble my efforts to stay alive.

Right on good advice from you.....

 

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10 minutes ago, bkk6060 said:

Right on good advice from you.....

 

Riding a moto here is like playing pinball, you being one of a dozen balls in play at one time. Doesn't seem nearly as insane when your riding as it is watching videos but it is. Just because it is so damn convenient here I do it even though I know it is about the most dangerous thing I can do.

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On 5/6/2018 at 5:35 PM, JAZZDOG said:

Mom, dad and two young kids on a bike. All wearing surgical masks to avoid germs but no helmets to avoid smashing brains

Because they are protected by Buddha, nothing bad will happen to them . No need for helmets. Only stupid farang think too much .  Masks is more important , pollution you know. 

 

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You’ve got to put it in perspective.

 

90% of these incidents were due to incompetence.

People that shouldn't be in control of a vehicle.

 

The rest are just maniacs, that don’t understand they are in control of a lethal weapon, greed, selfishness, time mismanagement all play a role in this carnage.

 

I've driven here for 15 years, been driving in most of the 40 countries Ive visited.

Doesn't matter where on the planet you drive

 

BE AWARE, DON’T RUN LIGHTS, give yourself plenty of time, stay cool.

I know we are doomed, a small majority can act in this way.

 

 

KEEP IT PROFESSIONAL

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wow.  several close calls and things that I would honestly call accidents.  but so many were just blatant carelessness, speeding, obvious not looking in both directions, impatience, etc.

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On 3/2/2018 at 3:53 AM, jackbox said:

But if you add a DOT sticker to the back doesn't that make it work better??? Seen helmets here with DOT stickers that would never pass the tortue test a true DOT approved helmet must pass.

No, no, no.  The DOT sticker is there for the convenience of the ambulance crews.  They peel it off and stick it on the forehead of the victim.  It stands for "Dead On Tarmac".  Makes sorting at the morgue easier.  No autopsy required.

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Like Scrooge said are there no mental hospitals? More to decrease the moron population or something like that. I myself came off my bike to avoid an imminent collision with a woman who exited a garage on my left and crossed 3 lanes of a dual carriageway with not a jot for oncoming traffic. Complete morons. Stupid U turns are a major cause of accidents. Why arent there more roundabouts?, very much  safer!

 

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3 minutes ago, Sumarianson said:

Like Scrooge said are there no mental hospitals? More to decrease the moron population or something like that. I myself came off my bike to Void an imminent collision with a woman who exited a garage on my left and crossed 3 lanes of a dual carriageway with not a jot for oncoming traffic. Complete morons. Stupid U turns are a major cause of accidents. Why arent tbere more roundabouts?, very much  safer!

 

Is that it??

That happens to me several times a day and I have been here for several years.

It is, what it is.  If someone hates the "morons" here, then don't go out.

Nothing is going to change.  In fact it will just get worse over time.

Love it, or leave it...

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On ‎3‎/‎2‎/‎2018 at 9:47 AM, Bobobirdiebuddy said:

You are looking at death, injury and you twits want to make snide comments.  It is so easy to make fun of these people, isn't it.  Damn, I get disgusted by the attitudes of so many farangs sometimes.

 

I am also very disgusted at how these people will try to kill me on the road to save some 5 seconds or so to go nowhere...

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