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Video: Women survive as innocent Suzuki totaled at Surat Thani intersection

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A lot of these white stop lines are positioned a fare way back to allow for safe viewing. But she was stopped and not on the main road. Pickup driver undertaking and had no where to go seems the most obvious conclusion.

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15 minutes ago, canuckamuck said:

the driver panics, stomps the brakes and loses control due bad load balance or high a center of gravity.

 

No surprise there; "A pick-up with container"  :w00t:

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21 minutes ago, Dmaxdan said:

The people who continuously post comments like "If you drive sensibly and defensively in Thailand you will never have a problem" (you know who you are) need to take a long hard look at the video connected with the OP. You can argue that she had stopped further forward than is necessary but even so this is the sort or lunacy that we all face every time we venture out on to Thai roads. No one is immune.

 

 

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Of course you are never free of problems, however do you think your free of trouble if you just use a taxi ? They might drive worse then you and they too can get in the same accidents. 

 

So we just have to accept that driving is a danger.

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Should have been behind the solid white line. Not completely past it.

 

Lucky that there weren't any scooters with school kids waiting along side the car. 

 

 

Thai roads.....

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1 hour ago, ttkeric said:

Hmm.... She appears to have pulled up and out completely into the first lane. Wonder if that's why a barrelling flipping to its side pickup truck flatten her? 

i take it you were the driver of the pickup then! Better go to Specsavers!

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2 hours ago, Dexlowe said:

No mate. The Suzuki driver was correctly positioned. The pickup was out of control long before, I would suggest, as it was almost completely turned around by the time it came into the frame.

Yes, the pickup looks like it was on an undertaking manoeuvre!!

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Anyone driving regularly on Thai roads will know that there will be something blocking views of drivers coming out from junctions or intersections. Single lane road, pickup tried to overtake from left, big truck blocking view so he could not brake in time...

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One reason after my last long trip,i vowed never again to drive anywhere but local,not so bad around my way save for the idiot teenage boys with loud exhausts.

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4 hours ago, Lungstib said:

Pick-ups of that type often come zooming past me at speeds of 100+ kph on blind corners or with oncoming vehicles. Maybe the quicker they get around their delivery route the more time they can have free. Yet another vehicle that needs restricted speeds, with 80kph written big on the body in red letters.

Agree in principle, but the Thai driver would claim he didn't see the sign because it was painted at the back instead of on the bonnet..

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5 hours ago, Dexlowe said:

No mate. The Suzuki driver was correctly positioned. The pickup was out of control long before, I would suggest, as it was almost completely turned around by the time it came into the frame.

The way I see it is the white car was over the white line & in the road. The truck was undertaking the lorry & braked hard to avoid smashing sideways into the white car, now it’s in a out of control spin & crashes on top of the white car.

  The blame is clearly on the driver of the white car.

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Had she stopped behind the white line she would have had a grandstand view of yet another gymnastic van.

 

 

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''No mate. The Suzuki driver was correctly positioned. The pickup was out of control long before, I would suggest, as it was almost completely turned around by the time it came into the frame.''

 

The Suzuki driver should have stopped behind the white line.

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It appears to be a pick up driven by a guy completely devoid of driving skills, who totally lost control of the truck. She was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Hope she recovers. Horrific. People here take the kinds of risks and chances on the roads I have never seen anywhere else. And the toy police are seemingly completely incapable or unwilling to do anything about it. Never once seen a highway patrol car pull over someone. Not once. An extraordinary degree of indifference and disregard for the common man, on the part of the government.

 

Traffic safety is just not considered to be a priority, despise the highest death tolls of any nation on earth. One day Thailand will wake up to the terrible toll of highway fatalities and injuries, and the guys at the top will start taking responsibility for it. It might be decades from now, but it will happen. 

 

Lastly, a Suzuki cannot be innocent. The driver can, but vehicles are usually inpassive machines. 

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I don't know about this junction but there are many where if you stop on the line you can't see anything up the road coming towards you. Looking at the road here the black bit is the main road she went forward to get a view of what might be coming , there my 25 Satang's worth.

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