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everyday u see parents kids  going to school.some have younger kids included.all with no helmets and for sure no license.older kids with the own scooter.police do nothing even let they own kids do the same with a scooter for them.no wonder they is high death rate amoung them.it will not change anyway you look at it.

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6 hours ago, webfact said:

 

Parents urged to insist on helmets or have kids take safe school buses

Helmet - Check

Knowledge of rules of the road - ?????

Awareness of respect for other drivers - ?????

Understanding that driving any motor vehicle is privilege; not a birthright - ?????

Obeying rules of the road - ?????

Broken body due to accident but because of wearing a helmet your still alive to create more havoc - Check

 

STOP THE MADNESS!!!!!

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6 hours ago, Inn Between said:

Perhaps if laws were enforced with fines escalating in price for each subsequent infraction, the situation would work itself out. Everyday we can see underage kids who obviously have no license and wearing no helmet ride by cops who seem to forget what their job is supposed to be.

 

So, my message to the Thai cops is to start doing their jobs and save some lives. 

 

inn between I agree with you 100%. I drive my car every day and I have to be very careful because these young kids getting out of middle school and high school get on their motorbikes with 2 and sometimes 3 other kids and drive like they are the only ones on the road and do not care about other people or even their own safety 

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4 hours ago, a977 said:

You mean masquerading as a Police force don't you.  Too busy counting the contents of brown envelopes to care about their children, bet if it was one of their kids killed it would be a different story. 

I blame the cops and the government.

The cops are clearly incompetent and corrupt.

The government should clearly see this and fix it. But the government is also clearly incompetent and corrupt.

 

If one is negligent and this negligence results in death, this is Called wrongful death and the negligent party can be convicted of negligence resulting in wrongful death. I think this applies to the cops and the government.

 

Their inability to fix this is almost treason. They have tons of blood on their hands.

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I find it incredible that an adult needs to be educated about basic road safety, like wearing a helmet. Are they retarded?

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6 hours ago, webfact said:

Many motorcyclists often ignore the law

 

And so do the police by not enforcing it. And there is the problem.

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A photo I took. It isn't just kids on motorcycles. Here we have a perfect example of the school having no idea about safety, the driver having no idea about safety, and the kids being brought up to have no idea about safety. None of them has a clue, and if they pass by a policeman you know what will happen. Nothing. Nothing at all.

Road Safety 1.jpg

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6 hours ago, webfact said:

ROAD ACCIDENTS kill more than 17,000 children and teenagers in Thailand every year

 

6 hours ago, webfact said:

“We need to educate parents about the risk of motorcycles

You cannot educate people who do not listen.. everyone is aware of the risks posed by riding helmet-less on Thai roads... Thais are just too plain lazy to bother to go buy one or change their ways.

It can be solved in one week from now.. as Prayut loves 7 day changes.

Article 44..

As from 1st June every person in Thailand driving or passenger on a motorcycle MUST WEAR A HELMET !

No helmet 1,000 baht per person.... yo will see a remarkable change in peoples attitude.

Job done !!!

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7 minutes ago, Cereal said:

I find it incredible that an adult needs to be educated about basic road safety, like wearing a helmet. Are they retarded?

They have a very different mentality than people from "Western" countries.

In some areas they are IMHO higher level than westerners. Like avoiding conflict and controlling their emotions in certain types of situations. And in these situations they view us westerners as children...

But in other areas, such as basic safety thinking etc they are at kindergarten level compared to the west.

Second order thinking.. they seem to have an extremely tough time with this... 

 

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6 minutes ago, Cereal said:

I find it incredible that an adult needs to be educated about basic road safety, like wearing a helmet. Are they retarded?

yes

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1 hour ago, seminomadic said:

 

First intelligent post in this thread.

yes right on man. :coffee1:

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2 minutes ago, hotchilli said:

 

You cannot educate people who do not listen.. everyone is aware of the risks posed by riding helmet-less on Thai roads... Thais are just too plain lazy to bother to go buy one or change their ways.

It can be solved in one week from now.. as Prayut loves 7 day changes.

Article 44..

As from 1st June every person in Thailand driving or passenger on a motorcycle MUST WEAR A HELMET !

No helmet 1,000 baht per person.... yo will see a remarkable change in peoples attitude.

Job done !!!

And who is going to enforce this? The cops? And when the cops take small bribes or too lazy to do anything? Who will go after the cops?

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12 minutes ago, Bangkok Barry said:

 

A photo I took. It isn't just kids on motorcycles. Here we have a perfect example of the school having no idea about safety, the driver having no idea about safety, and the kids being brought up to have no idea about safety. None of them has a clue, and if they pass by a policeman you know what will happen. Nothing. Nothing at all.

Road Safety 1.jpg

They are aware. They tried to make a crackdown on this specific thing and the public backlash was huge. 

People said they don't have a choice. They can't afford other transport.

http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/government-puts-hold-banning-riding-pickup-truck-beds/

 

If Thai people want it, they shall have it.

 

I think the police should focus on reckless drivers that are putting other road users at risk

 

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6 hours ago, webfact said:

“These statistics also reveal that the number of road-accident victims aged between 10 and 19 years has been rising,”

Statistics can be skewed to provide evidence in either direction of any argument.

 

We already know that a substantial number of deaths are in the 17-19 drinking and driving age.  To include 10-16 helps to make the argument for the government about helmets, but isn't necessarily accurate.  I wish they published numbers by age ... but then again, they would be similar to the figures touted by the tourism authority. :)

 

Ever see one of those "safe", "school baht buses" .... 50 kids shoved in a pickup truck hanging on for dear life?  Yeah, that is much worse than riding with mom on a motorcycle -- as slow as mom drives.

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9 minutes ago, hobz said:

They are aware. They tried to make a crackdown on this specific thing and the public backlash was huge. 

People said they don't have a choice. They can't afford other transport.

http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/government-puts-hold-banning-riding-pickup-truck-beds/

 

If Thai people want it, they shall have it.

 

I think the police should focus on reckless drivers that are putting other road users at risk

 

 

You are half-right. The crackdown was on people riding in the truck bed, not about transporting kids to and from school.

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