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Thailand takes steps to improve transport safety for tourists


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Incredible. 

 

It shouldn't be about tourists only. It should also be about the 100s or 1000s of Thais who die in these things each year. And until a real approach to road safety is implemented nationwide nothing will change. 

 

As usual it is just a press release with no substance that is 'urging all parties' to do nothing. The exact same thing will be released next year.

 

Thailand, the twilight zone. 

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1 hour ago, nikmar said:

Then stop trying to find new and exciting ways to kill your tourists.

 

And stop putting band aids on everything.

 

Needs to a total rework with totally different approaches and more professional staff involved and serious regular checking of everything.

 

Plus an outside body responsible for a regular 'secret shopper customers' activity on all of the various transport vehicles / systems to quickly report all transgressions to an outside body who in turn order changes, repairs etc.

 

If there are no negative reports then sack both the secret shopper staff and sack and prosecute their supervisor. Start again.

 

And very serious mandatory punishments through a court system, not from the police.  

 

 

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2 hours ago, Nong Khai Man said:

And Checking to see if the driver has got any YABA On his person.....

Drug & alcohol checks should be an ongoing spot check throughout the year for all public transportation 

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55 minutes ago, BobbyL said:

Incredible. 

 

It shouldn't be about tourists only. It should also be about the 100s or 1000s of Thais who die in these things each year. And until a real approach to road safety is implemented nationwide nothing will change. 

 

As usual it is just a press release with no substance that is 'urging all parties' to do nothing. The exact same thing will be released next year.

 

Thailand, the twilight zone. 

Thailight Zone 

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Oh...I think, I never heard that one before!

I am sure, there is a well worked out plan up for discussion, which will perfectly keep in mind the safety of foreign tourists, over the quick and easy baht!

This will work out just fine, I am 100% sure!

 

Excuse me, while I just walk over to the window, to wait for a flying pig...

 

:coffee1:

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2 hours ago, davehowden said:

Just more hot air!!

 

Make an example of this jerk, show that you have some teeth!!

 

 

Driving in my town yesterday I had to swerve out of my lane to avoid a police minivan whose driver was texting and who came across double yellow lines into my lane. A police driver? Yes, with the phone held up to his face. If the police ate texting and driving what hope do we have for the bus driver to stop doing it?

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1 hour ago, scorecard said:

I thought double decker buses were banned at least one year back?

You think to mutt, only talk - until the fuss died down :shock1:

Sad, but the way it works here :wink:

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Nobody, and I mean nobody takes these guys seriously. There is absolutely nothing in the way of a deterrent here, and both the local governments, the central government (the hapless Prayuth, and especially the human wrecking ball, known as the biggest joke) and the police do not take traffic safety seriously. Not even one iota. The safety of the public means less than zero to the small men in charge here. Nothing. They show that on a daily basis.

 

They will not do a thing. Why? They do not care about the people one iota. Not the common people. Not the average pleb. No way. Never have cared, and may never care in the future. It is all about protecting the elite, the super wealthy, those that are connected, and those in power. The rest of the population? They do not matter. The ex-pat community does not matter. And the police will not get involved unless an accident has already occurred. There is no prevention. None. The idea of getting the police more involved, is an interesting one, and it would be an effective one. But, the issue is money. They are grossly underpaid, and until the government steps up, and spends the trillion baht on updating the police equipment, and paying each cop a living wage, it is not going to happen. Until then, they will just work the franchise. 

 

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