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

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3 hours ago, upena said:

First step is to honestly report road deaths.

that would break the calculator!!!

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Hmmmm 

 

* Did I miss it or was there NO mention of enforcing Mandatory HELMETS ?

 

* The insurance bureau has calculated that 1/2 of the deaths are drivers under the age of 25. (See chart below)  Let's start there if we are going to change the stats. More driver safety education in schools & more enforcement to "nab" the kids popping wheelies, and racing in gangs on the back-roads.

 

* I can't find any data at the moment . But from the media reports that I see so often , it would seem that most deaths occur late at night, after midnight. -------- Maybe more roadblocks after midnight to check for HELMETS, DRINKING, LICENSES could be carried out to reduce the carnage.....rather than plugging up traffic with road blocks to squeeze a few baht out of people on their way home from work. 

 

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and this THAI chart on category of deaths - which supports the NEED for enforcement

 

Image result for graph + time of day of motorcycle deaths in Thailand

 

 

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1 hour ago, dave moir said:

You could start by taking crazy pickup drivers who don't give a damn about motorcycles off the road!!!

You should have said;

 

1)  You could start by taking crazy pickup drivers who don't give a damn about motorcycles off the road!!!

 

and

 

2) You could start by taking crazy pickup drivers who don't give a damn about motorcycles off the road!!!

 

Then the roads would be safer.

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8 hours ago, seajae said:

so how about enforcing the road rules, stopping them from weaving through the traffic, make them indicate, stop at red lights, give way, no more riding the wrong way along a road, these actions would save a hell of a lot seeing most ignore the road rules anyway, they seem to think that being on a bike allows them to do as they please

I presume you are talking about cars and pickups too?

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Placing young children in front of adults on motorcycles does not help! Nevermind the noise.

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Not sure where the pic came from but what I see every day on the roads, reality is much different. 

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Will anyone believes what the authority has just mentioned about "getting tough"? .........LOL!

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1 hour ago, jippytum said:

I was visiting Vietnam on the day wearing a motorcycle helmet was made compulsory .During my stay I did not see one motorcyclist without a helmet in HCMC or Hanoi. That continues to this day .Strict enforcement of current laws and education in schools would be a good starting point .

Ain't going to happen here No one gives a Frits .

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What a joke.  The car drivers are the problem not the unlicensed motorcycle riders.  More ways to suck money from people.  How's that 2-5pm alcohol sales ban working out?  Another joke.

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9 hours ago, rooster59 said:

A swathe of new measures being introduced next year aim to reduce the death toll among motorcyclists by 50% a year.

They really don't get it: NEXT year???

NO, these measures are needed NOW!!!

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43 minutes ago, 300sd said:

Not sure where the pic came from but what I see every day on the roads, reality is much different. 

motorcycles.JPG.3554a4d0f556731a5c56129bc3870633.JPG

Given the Thai language of the sign above it's somewhere in Thailand, but I guess the photographer needed to wait a couple of days to get a shot in which everybody wears a helmet ?‍♂️

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23 minutes ago, lockman07 said:

What a joke.  The car drivers are the problem not the unlicensed motorcycle riders.  More ways to suck money from people.  How's that 2-5pm alcohol sales ban working out?  Another joke.

Do you actually engage in traffic in Thailand? If you would, you would know that motorcycle drivers are equally bad as car drivers, but not wearing a helmet isn't in their advantage. If I drive from BKK to about 2 hours north I always see numerous motorcycles passing me while I drive about 100 to 110km/h. Most of those motorcycle drivers don't wear a helmet, don't wear protective clothing and sometimes they are also looking on their mobile phones while doing 120km/h with passengers on their bikes. tok=taai (falling down=death!)

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They need a committee to know they need to enforce current laws? Surely this is a joke?

 

'Tis the name of a new comedy movie, I am sure. ?

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