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VIDEO: Speeding Thai minivan driver rages at foreign tourist who told him to slow down

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17 minutes ago, lapd said:

Everyone knows a farang that constantly has problems with thais.  The reason is that they have not learned how to deal with thais.  

 

If you go around acting like you do in the western world you are guaranteed to have problems. 

 

When I have a problems with thais for whatever reason I just say it's all my fault.  I am wrong.  I made a mistake.  I am the stupid farang.  You get the idea.  Does not matter if it is your fault or not.  That is not the point.  If you do things that help a thai save face you will make your life much easier in Thailand.  

 

The LAST thing you ever want to do is act/say/do things that makes thais feel like you think you are right and they are wrong.  That goes double/triple for farangs.  Thais dealing with thais can get away with it sometimes but that does not mean farangs can. 

That's the way to do it!Break the 200 metres graaping race and the 400 metres Waing medley.

 

Better still,live on your knees for the rest of your life..that way nothing will change..

 

Then post on ThaiVisa about how glad you were to leave a Western "nanny" state.

 

Well done for the "farang" for speaking up-I will never forget a mini bus journey from Mukdahan to Ubon..

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Everyone knows a farang that constantly has problems with thais.  The reason is that they have not learned how to deal with thais.  
 
If you go around acting like you do in the western world you are guaranteed to have problems. 
 
When I have a problems with thais for whatever reason I just say it's all my fault.  I am wrong.  I made a mistake.  I am the stupid farang.  You get the idea.  Does not matter if it is your fault or not.  That is not the point.  If you do things that help a thai save face you will make your life much easier in Thailand.  
 
The LAST thing you ever want to do is act/say/do things that makes thais feel like you think you are right and they are wrong.  That goes double/triple for farangs.  Thais dealing with thais can get away with it sometimes but that does not mean farangs can. 

The drivers is the one who should take the safety of his passengers as priority. If he gets nervous from a complaint, he surely should not transport passengers. And you are saying that in such a life threatning situation the passenger should find a friendly approach? Can’t believe you are serious..
The only difference, if it would have been me, is that I would get out at the first opportunity.
Once I was in a very similar situation and the driver told me “farang better go home country” and I told him if all drivers would be that rude and dangerous, I surely would.


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130kph. Obviously didn't have his foot down. 120/130kph is about normal for these guys.

p.s. That Thai girl is hotttttttttttttttt.?

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3 hours ago, Somtamnication said:

Typical Thais. They agreed with the driver. 

did you actually read the post??

But that wasn’t all. Many of the Thai passengers also complained the driver was rude, bad mannered and had they had been overcharged 150 baht for the journey.

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3 hours ago, Briggsy said:

Being told you are doing your job poorly in front of others = Perfect example of loss of face.

 

Result = Anger

 

I am just surprised there was no violence.

You can't fix stupid.

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10 minutes ago, luk AJ said:


The drivers is the one who should take the safety of his passengers as priority. If he gets nervous from a complaint, he surely should not transport passengers. And you are saying that in such a life threatning situation the passenger should find a friendly approach? Can’t believe you are serious..
The only difference, if it would have been me, is that I would get out at the first opportunity.
Once I was in a very similar situation and the driver told me “farang better go home country” and I told him if all drivers would be that rude and dangerous, I surely would.


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You surely would surely.  Everyone has a plan until they get kicked in the head.

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6 minutes ago, gamini said:

did you actually read the post??

But that wasn’t all. Many of the Thai passengers also complained the driver was rude, bad mannered and had they had been overcharged 150 baht for the journey.

But also the passengers did not complain to him to get him to slow down during the trip or refuse to pay the extra 150 baht..Gutless

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3 hours ago, Somtamnication said:

Typical Thais. They agreed with the driver. 

Did you miss this bit of the post?

 

"The confrontation ended when another passenger intervened and the driver continued on the journey.

But that wasn’t all. Many of the Thai passengers also complained the driver was rude, bad mannered and had they had been overcharged 150 baht for the journey."

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This is exactly why I tell friends who are visiting to avoid local transport like this.  Spend a little extra for a driver/car service.  Every time I go on a road trip, 2 out of 5 van drivers are driving like they are on drugs... its terrible.  The road stats are clear.. but I guess thats understood and acceptable in this video

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2 hours ago, holy cow cm said:

Actually he said: You ok to a foreigner sounding guy and the foreigner sound guy said: I OK. The foreigner doesn't know that vans and their drivers kill. 

 

 

Were you in the minibus at the time to hear him say that?

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9 minutes ago, chiman said:

This is exactly why I tell friends who are visiting to avoid local transport like this.  Spend a little extra for a driver/car service.  Every time I go on a road trip, 2 out of 5 van drivers are driving like they are on drugs... its terrible.  The road stats are clear.. but I guess thats understood and acceptable in this video

Yea, mini vans are a bad idea.  A bus is probably the safest road transport.  They are big and slow which are good things.   

 

I have had bad drivers/car services even when using some of the more reputable outfits like MrT.  So using a car service is no guarantee.  The guy could be running on Lipo driving 15 hours straight.  You just never know.  

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About eight years ago I took a mini-van for a visa run, the driver drove like a mad man, when we eventually got back I had a word with the owner (farang) of the visa service, he did not seem surprised and just sort of shrugged.

That day I decided that I would not do another visa run, about a month later the owner spotted me in a bar and he came over and told me he had packed in the Visa runs as our driver had '' committed suicide'' and then laughed as he added '' and two Russians'' (I think I had said he was driving like he wanted to die)

I have now got a retirement Visa and have never got in a mini-van since.

While there is hardly any enforcement of the law on the roads nothing will change.

  

 

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3 hours ago, jouec said:

For a country of people who don't like to lose face, it's almost a national past time.

I wonder if they really know what foreigners think of them?? 

Losing face is not just a Thai thing... it goes on everywhere - - and I wonder what you think foreigners think of "them." - - and when you are in your home country do you spend any time worrying about what foreigners think of you? 

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My Thai-wife always complaints about my way of driving, mainly because I use the horn and don´t let anyone cut in front of me, when there is no space.  But when we sit in a taxi or minivan and the drivers behaviour is reckless,  she always refuses to translate for me, and tell him to drive safely.

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