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BANGKOK 18 July 2019 13:37
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Video: New Zealander collides with Thai motorcyclist going the wrong way on bridge in Rayong

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2 hours ago, wgdanson said:

However, the Kiwi was driving in the 'fast' lane with a clear 'middle' lane, he had just overtaken the light coloured pick-up. Why didn't he move over. He had 4 or 5 seconds to take evasive action

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1 hour ago, kotsak said:

One of the reasons why I can't feel relaxed even when driving on an emtpy road here. You simply don't know what the hell will run into you all of a sudden. ?

I have commented that a sure test for alzeimer's is to drive in Thailand. Your brain must be firing on all cylinders or you end up in an accident or dead.

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3 hours ago, wgdanson said:

However, the Kiwi was driving in the 'fast' lane with a clear 'middle' lane, he had just overtaken the light coloured pick-up. Why didn't he move over. He had 4 or 5 seconds to take evasive action

Just about to say the same thing ... plenty of time, slow reaction. Doesn't excuse the idiot on the m'bike though.

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Not the first nor last. Same thing earlier this year here in Pattaya motorbike taxi killed driving the wrong way up the Potomac hill with a passenger who did not object nor the she say anything.

This is a country and culture that accepts stupidity because its IQ is getting lower and lower with each generation. 

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So ridiculous - always see these morons trying to save 15-20 seconds by driving against the traffic, but if you actually see them when they get to where they were going, its apparent that there was no rush at all - stop bike, stand down, check facebook / makeup / spark up a ciggie etc and drag one's feet going to one's destination...

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The Kiwi is probably lucky that he had a dash cam.

 

I installed a system on my bike that has front and rear camera specifically because of all the BS that happens in the roads on a regular basis here. I want to be sure that if something does happen I will hopefully be able to prove that I wasn't at fault.

If you get into a "his word against yours" argument, chances are you aren't going to fare well (though in this case it would have been really hard to argue that the Kiwi was at fault anyways but - TiT.

I had a minor accident in Sisaket last April, a week before Songkran. The first thing the cop did when he came over to my bike was point at the GoPro and ask "Camera ?" (as in, he wanted to know if the camera had recorded the accident). Unfortunately it hadn't because the batteries had died 3 hours earlier.

Then, as soon as he saw me pull out the 24 hour contact number for the Insurance company, that was pretty much it for the investigation. I was almost willing to bet that even if I had recorded the incident, it wouldn't have mattered as soon as they knew I had "good" insurance.


However, as a result of the GoPro battery issue, I bought a better system that has more memory and runs off of vehicle power (and starts/stops automatically whenever I start/stop the bike as well).

Better safe than sorry !

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3 hours ago, wgdanson said:

However, the Kiwi was driving in the 'fast' lane with a clear 'middle' lane, he had just overtaken the light coloured pick-up. Why didn't he move over. He had 4 or 5 seconds to take evasive action

I agree. The Kiwi had no reason to stay in the "fast" lane, and saying he only spotted the bike when coming over the brow of the hill is bs. The motorcycle was visible for long enough for him to take evasive action. He had plenty of time. The Kiwi must have been half asleep as he didn't even make an effort to swerve in the full 4 - 5 seconds the motorcycle was visible. That Kiwi should never drive again IMO.

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The reality is that most of the time they do not .
Its just a TVF myth that keeps on getting repeated by forum posters 
I can assure you that as someone who has a forward thinking modern Thai girlfriend her family are not and they have said something similar on many occasions.


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3 minutes ago, transam said:

Total rolox, what speed was the bike doing PLUS the speed of the kiwi, add them together...?

That's total "rolox". You can watch the video and count seconds from first seen until impact. The Kiwi was sleeping. Have a coffee and watch the video again. I hope your reaction time on the road isn't that slow.

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