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Motorcyclists ignoring the rules as Jomtien accident black spot worries locals

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Motorcyclists ignoring the rules as Jomtien accident black spot worries locals

 

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Picture: Sanook

 

Sanook reported that locals were furious that motorcyclists in Jomtien, Pattaya were just ignoring road rules. 

 

An area near the market on Sai 2 has been blocked off for U-turns by the erection of cement barriers. 

 

But that is not stopping the bikers who were pictured doing as they please with no one in authority making an effort to stop them.

 

The media was told by complainants that it is only a matter of time before there is a serious accident.

 

They called on City Hall to investigate. 

 

Source: Sanook

 
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It's just another example of poor road planning when Sai 2 

was constructed, if they consider it dangerous.

 

This blocking off of U turns is apparent all over the country

you have to ask yourselves what's the reasoning and why 

build them in the first place.

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19 minutes ago, quandow said:

That's been going on for years. No accident reported of which I'm aware (though if there HAS been one I'm sure I will be corrected in record time!). They never should have put those damned barriers up in the first place.

There was one there earlier this year,  a thai, ambulance the lot was there and person lying on the road wasnt moving but did have a helmet on.

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They need to sort out the "Moto X whoops" along that stretch of road  as they are far more dangerous than  illegal u-turners

 

 

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Boss lady from Rompho Party Girl killed there cutting through a couple of years ago.

The Moto Taxis do it all the time. 

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Totally normal behaviour by motorcyclists. Ignore all road rules.....the only thing saving us all from total catastrophe is that they so frequently perish on the roads they so happily abuse.

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numerically, more thais than falang crossing there. otherwise go all way down to soi bunkhan for u turn. yea, bad planning.

but again, no harm no foul. pretty stupid thing to make a fuss over given the overall silliness of the roads here.

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5 minutes ago, Jonah Tenner said:

If I have to go into Jomtien Soi 5 from that side I go down to Jomtien Beach Road at the lights (opposite the Hanuman statue) and up Soi 5 to immigration.

 

Yes of course, but those lights persuaded me otherwise as they were green for straight on and the sun was beating down. I actually go the long way round often, riding up the railway line bypass, get onto soi Watboon and come from the other direction. 

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There used to be a "U-Turn" directly across from Soi 5 that made it too easy when you were coming from Pattaya (but too dangerous as well apparently). They blocked that off years ago.

I recall the first time I rode down there and seeing the barricades, I expected that there'd be a little "go around" already being used but there wasn't. Frikken long way to go to get to a legal U-Turn.

Since then I just make the right turn at the lights and head towards the beach and come up soi 5 from the other end. 

The turn-around pictured in the OP is a little further past the soi 5 turn off and, coincidentally, if you look on Google Maps, the image from Jan 2018 shows another moto doing the same thing as the guy in the OP (different guy though - maybe). (But if you switch to the other side of the road and look at the image, dated Sept 2017) there is a (large) woman also making an illegal turn there.)


The way traffic tends to fly down #2 road there, I can see why they blocked the "u-turns". Too many idiots see people coming straight at them at 80-90 km/hr, and turn onto the road directly in front of them anyways ! (Just like how so many people come off of a side street onto a main street without even slowing down or looking to see if they are about to be plastered by someone who can't simply move over to the right far enough to avoid an accident.)

 

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