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BANGKOK 24 May 2019 23:04
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Songkran carnage: Seven deadly days becomes 21 as 10% accident reduction targeted

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6 hours ago, darksidedog said:

I always kind of shake my head whenever this seven days or other period comes up regarding reducing accidents. Why the hell do they not come up with a concrete plan to reduce the carnage 365 days a year? Even a 10% reduction would save a couple of thousand lives, not to mention the misery of the injuries and subsequent disabilities.

why not indeed, education, policing traffic on the roads in vehicles and a real driving test never seems to occur to them. All they do is fiddle the death numbers, have Policemen in tents playing on their phones and crackdown on a few drunks. Then if it's a few less the the previous years carnage boast about their 'success'

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My take on Songkran IS....  its fun to see and do ONCE.

It is my understanding that the true tradition is to gently dump water over your shoulder.......but we have all seen and been the target of nitwits with high power devices shooting ice water.

Those squirting devices made from PVC pipe will take your eye out and they will shoot you in the face while driving motorbike.

 

Me and my group of friends all plan vacations OUT of Thailand for that week.

Some locations _______ (fill in the blank) are just plain crazy and dangerous during Songkran and especially the last day.

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The road carnage is not going to stop, never let a Thai kid you he knows how it could be done - they don't and they won't risk losing face by asking someone who might - even if they did have a police force that was used to enforcing the law, which they don't.

 

Still, a few zealots will try to grab some headlines and become instantly famous by claiming they can, it's the Thai way.

 

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28 minutes ago, Captain 776 said:

My take on Songkran IS....  its fun to see and do ONCE.

It is my understanding that the true tradition is to gently dump water over your shoulder.......but we have all seen and been the target of nitwits with high power devices shooting ice water.

Those squirting devices made from PVC pipe will take your eye out and they will shoot you in the face while driving motorbike.

 

Me and my group of friends all plan vacations OUT of Thailand for that week.

Some locations _______ (fill in the blank) are just plain crazy and dangerous during Songkran and especially the last day.

 

Congratulations, that's the only rational policy when considering Sonkran - be somewhere else. My missus gets the heebie-jeebies if I even consider going out any time in Songkran week, and this year'll be even worse given the continuing breakdown in Thai society.

 

 

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8 hours ago, Bluespunk said:

What is article 777?

more mumbo jumbo !!

who can predict any number of deaths on roads here during Songkram??

No one can

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Problem solved, Keep all the Idiots of the roads. Being this 95 % of the population, make them stay at home.   :thumbsup:

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8 hours ago, Bluespunk said:

What is article 777?

That is the aircraft you board to escape the madness

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2 hours ago, Jadam said:

7 days before

7 deadly days

7 days after

 

Just my guess.

As good as any I suspect and actually, in a warped way, could be correct.

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9 hours ago, webfact said:

The aim is to have 10% less accidents this year, said Arkhom.

The target should be 100%.  But, I suppose setting the target low at 10% will mean the people behind these hair-brained targets will still be able to sleep at night when it's announced to be yet another failure.

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3 minutes ago, Moti24 said:

The target should be 100%.  But, I suppose setting the target low at 10% will mean the people behind these hair-brained targets will still be able to sleep at night when it's announced to be yet another failure.

 

 

 

The people behind the hair-brained targets are not the reason for the failure.

 

 

With and average of 66 deaths per day on Thai roads a more imaginative approach is required.

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4 minutes ago, Jip99 said:

 

 

 

The people behind the hair-brained targets are not the reason for the failure.

 

 

With and average of 66 deaths per day on Thai roads a more imaginative approach is required.

Same difference, but you're missing the point; a more imaginative approach is required from the people behind the hair-brain targets.  It's the same couldn't-give-a-toss bullshit every year.

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9 hours ago, 4MyEgo said:

So extend it from 7 days to 21 days, sounds like one bigger reason for an extended pi$$ up to me, with at least the doubling of deaths on the roads, another Thai genius idea with little thought gone into it, brilliant !

Thainess 

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10 hours ago, Bluespunk said:

What is article 777? 

Oh..that was just a typo...it is really 666.

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43 minutes ago, Moti24 said:

Same difference, but you're missing the point; a more imaginative approach is required from the people behind the hair-brain targets.  It's the same couldn't-give-a-toss bullshit every year.

 

 

It is the hair-brained people behind the wheel that require attention........

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8 hours ago, tingtongtourist said:

yes but it gets policed differently.

and never in the world have i seen a place where the thieves will GET ANGRY AT YOU for having the nerve to catch them.

5555

 

ok so in your bias mind -  you have never heard of a disturbed burglar attacking the owner ?

 

Get real

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