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Get tough measures aim to reduce road death toll among motorcyclists by 50%

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Why buy a helmet when a bowl will do .. just the thing to scoop him up into when it all goes wrong though .. Personally don't see it happening , a reduction of 50% ? the way it is here ain't gonna change as their very blase attitude to the dangers of riding motorbikes is just to ingrained too bleach out of 'em .. you name it they do it 'ere , on the phone , pissed , overloaded , illegal manoeuvre's , speeding and on , No license , no insurance ,( for many ) no real enforcement , no understanding of the responsibilities to yourself , you're passenger ( s ) or other road users .. There will be more wailing and hand wringing to come as things won't change despite the assertions that " something must be done " .. 

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Utterly useless to simply massively increase road fines. How are Thai people going to pay anyway? Why oh why don't they see the elephant in the room. Enforce the law at all times not just when its "time to rake in the cash". How many times have i seen the police simply ignore no helmets, reckless driving, multiple people on motorbikes etc when they are not in "road block" mode. The only way to fix is (i am sorry to say), install speeding cameras, issue real fines for reckless driving, arrest anyone without a license and confiscate the vehicle, arrest all who are over the limit and send them to court. Have registered driving and motorcycle instructors who put you through training and proper tests and then enforce the law, 100% of the time, all day, every day. Also, register the vehicle to owner only for insurance, so vehicle and owner are linked together and to an address, so there is no hiding if you break the law of the road. All the developed countries work this way, the safest roads in the world work this way, they don't have to think too hard about it, just do what works.

 

I used to moan about the UK as there are literally speed cameras absolutely everywhere. However, went home, rode my motorcycle around and it was really nice. No nut cases, no undertaking, always see indicators on when turning, basically felt like a military exercise to be back on UK roads and it felt so safe compared to here. 

 

 

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First step is to honestly report road deaths.

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5 hours ago, rooster59 said:

Get tough measures aim to reduce road death toll among motorcyclists by 50%

Sarawuth Songsiwilai - is his nickname Moses?

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'Get tough measures aim to reduce road death toll among motorcyclists by 50%'

 

I'll believe this when it happens.

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uummm..... making wearing crash helmets compulsory would help.... and having a drivers licence.....and.... etc

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New laws won’t help its organization which is the key.

 

the road are chaos with having motorbike lanes on the inside lane where bikes can legally undertake increase huge risk of accidents. Lack on knowledge as to giving way to right on round abouts. 

 

Danergour areas light up. 

 

Motor or bikes are vehicles they shoukd drive in the same lanes as cars. At the same speed as the traffic 

 

having motorbike lanes increase danger in my opinion 

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The biggest danger to me when I’m riding my motorcycle is the cars and trucks. Erratic driving, drunk, speeding, suddenly pulling out in front of you then going really slow, blacked out windows so at night they can see <deleted> all. This is what they need to crack down on.

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41 minutes ago, upena said:

First step is to honestly report road deaths.

Do you seriously think that this would help? :blink:

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6 hours ago, darksidedog said:

I applaud any effort to stop the carnage, but 50%, just like that? Seriously ambitious number. I dont see the good citizens around here suddenly waking up, because Lord knows, they haven't ever done so before. I don't see the cops suddenly enforcing laws everywhere either, so not quite sure how they are going to achieve it.

We all know it is another 14 day  "crackdown. "  Maybe over by next weekend even.  If it ever gets started.  Totally agree about 50%.  Unrealistic and unachievable.

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5 hours ago, thequietman said:

Blah blah blah blah blah blah.

 

BS .................... never gonna happen. Cops are too lazy, people are too laid back, country couldn't give lesser of a <deleted>.

 

All typical ideas with absolutely no substance. 

Time and time again. Lived in this country for more than 17 years and yet to see the BiB (or the parents) get serious about bike safety nor give a damn!

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The right measure is to ban sales of amulets. Without those,  the drivers will be more careful.

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Does anyone know the true circumstances of how that poor 19 year old girl was killed at Rangsit after collecting her new scooter last Tuesday 14th.

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