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BANGKOK 19 January 2019 07:54
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Tourists and rain blamed as road carnage body count hits 12 in Chiang Mai

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3 minutes ago, unamazedloso said:

what have the tourists done? I dont get it?

Driven like idiots in wet conditions.  Massive influx of Thai tourists on Chiang mai roads over new year.  Not used to wet mountain roads?

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Why not just blame the real culprits.........the cars/trucks and motorcycles with the occasional train. :whistling:

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2 minutes ago, connda said:

  Nope, all you've done is make ridiculous excuses and rolled out the xenophobia in order to blame foreigners instead of placing the blame on Thai's aggressive, selfish driving habits and total lack of driving skills.  Foreigners are responsible for that? 

Where are they blaming foreigners?  They're blaming tourists.

 

But you're spot on about everything else 😉  

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The deputy governator is mistaken; it is an incontrovertible factoid that 99.99% of road accidents throughout Thailand are due to totally unforeseen brake failure.

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

Rather than blame the authorities he blamed tourists and the unseasonal rain

and the bloody foreigners for inventing those damned infernal motobike's and car's that are everywhere now .. This wouldn't happen if everyone was still driving Khwāy's like they did in the old days he added .. 

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6 hours ago, webfact said:

The deputy governor of Chiang Mai province said officials had done everything they could to limit the death toll on the roads at New Year. 

 

But despite their "100% efforts" Khomsan Suwanampha admitted that this year had been worse than last. 

I recommend that he and his ilk get a few of these:-

 

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4 hours ago, Thailand said:

So wet tourists are to blame for road accidents and deaths?

Obviously.

Like foreigners are always scanning Thai.

 

Go on, authorities, Go on chasing the western foreigners out, of course you are better off with the Chinese.

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Driving from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai today, there must have been at least a dozen times when I witnessed some vehicle overtaking into a blind curve.

Until such time as Thai authorities acknowledge Thais are lousy drivers, and respond with more stringent training and enforcement, Thailand will stay on top of the dangerous roads list.

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32 minutes ago, hansnl said:

Obviously.

Like foreigners are always scanning Thai.

 

Go on, authorities, Go on chasing the western foreigners out, of course you are better off with the Chinese.

Since upwards of 80% of the foreign tourists visiting Chiang Mai are already Chinese, we can safely assume that the tourists they claim are contributing to the seasonal mayhem on the roads are mostly Chinese.

 

Western tourists have been fewer and farther between for many years already IMHO. No white-skinned and round-eyed tourists have been chased out... well, not the legitimate, bona fide tourists anyway. They simply find better and cheaper and less westernized places to visit.

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3 hours ago, bdenner said:

No not a "pathetic country"! The fault lies with the 'Anti-Corruption Organization of Thailand' and the system which puts an IDIOT like Khomsan Suwanampha in the position where he is obviously out of his depth..

The system is pathetic , the level of driving skill is pathetic , law enforcement is pathetic. In short Thailand is pathetic in regard to road safety.

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