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Security guard nearly gets hit after jumping out to stop traffic - then gives motorist an earful!

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Do security guards actually have the authority to walk on to the road and stop the traffic just to let one vehicle out? Oh! wait, This is Thailand, authority and uniforms rule.

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6 hours ago, overherebc said:

If he sings at the same time you could call in stinkipation.

A Thai singing??:cheesy: Come back Peltin Elton, all is forgiven.:cheesy:

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44 minutes ago, Deli said:

Clowns in their muppet uniform without any rights to control the traffic.

Wait, wait, wait!  This is Thailand. A nice uniform and hear they go. Yippeeee!:cheesy:

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At least he had the sense not to jump in front of the bus.

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I often find them to be rather aggressive, in their willingness to step out in front of speeding traffic, without necessarily looking for the right moment to do so. It is quite presumptuous of them to assume we are going to stop for them, when in reality it is quite an elitist job they are performing, for their relatively rich condo owners. 

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7 hours ago, overherebc said:

Would like to see the video but me being over 12 years old I won't join faeces book to watch it.

You don't need to. It play perfectly well above 

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According to the date on the dashcam/video, it is TWO YEARS ago.

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A lot of these are clowns who just step out and expect people to stop and give way to their residents or shoppers. 

Notice the pick-up driver also happily blocks the inside turn-left lane because he's so important every one else must wait for him.

 

These guards aren't police and have f/all authority. They need to learn better behavior and judgement. 

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He is not a police officer so he can't stop the traffic residents there need go out just have to wait for traffic is gone to come out 

this is just another example of me first generation 

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Whether or not he is a police officer and can or cannot stop the traffic is somewhat beside the point. In a congested city who's drivers are primarily unforgiving and rather selfish these guys are necessary and for the most part they are extremely helpful when attempting to exit a condo etc onto a busy street.

 

In this case the security guard was overzealous and was lucky not to get hit. Especially as he just stepped out from 'invisibility' while visually shielded by the bus. 

 

He needed to learn better judgement and I guess he will over time. 

 

 

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12 minutes ago, Henrik Andersen said:

He is not a police officer so he can't stop the traffic residents there need go out just have to wait for traffic is gone to come out 

this is just another example of me first generation 

 

This is just another example of not understanding the issue...  in some areas congestion is such that we could end up waiting excessive amounts of time (10's of minutes) to pull out of an office/condo exit because no one gives way...  It is common in such circumstances to edge out in a game a chicken with on coming traffic until a vehicle is forced to stop....  

 

In recognition of this necessity security guards are often tasked with assisting traffic from exiting offices and condo buildings and when they do so the usually wave, wai or nod thanks to the yielding vehicle.

 

 

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4 hours ago, petedk said:

What's the fuss About?

 

It happens every day. Sometimes I can be the only car coming and the security guard will jump in front of me to stop me and allow another car out.

 

They often try to stop me.  Horning and screaming abuse usually makes them realize (for 10 seconds) their job should be to wait and let people know when there is a safe break in traffic, not try to create one.

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In England we have "lollipop Ladies" who stop traffic to allow school children to cross the road safely.

They are held in considerable respect, and almost always have a big smile for the children – and the cars that stop. They seem to be almost an institution in some areas, and they make friends with the children and parents.

There have been quite a few who have been given honours such as MBEs.

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I don’t think a red flag and a whistle would quite suit them!

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