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BANGKOK 20 May 2019 05:54
samuttodd

road safety in Thailand

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I'm tired of hearing about kids being crippled and killed in the land of smiles.  This is something that is a black mark up against such a fine country.

 

We can do something about it besides personally gearing up with appropriate protective equipment and driving responsibly.  

We can bring it to the forefront and confront it "head on" so to speak.

 

If you have photos or statistical information or real life stories about situations here that you can share to help bring this subject the attention it deserves,  we may be able to gain ground on it.

 

Any video or content that shows safety gear doing what it was designed to do would be appreciated and welcomed.

 

there is a fb page that was started to do so.   road safetyinthailand

 

Please add it and share it so that we can bring this situation to the forefront.

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45 minutes ago, samuttodd said:

there is a fb page that was started to do so.   road safetyinthailand

If it's a falangs page it'll never work, Thais don't take any advice from a foreigner. You can try to "disguise" it as a Thai FB page, but even that is unlikely to make any difference. 

 

That said, it's great to highlight the risks to warn tourists.

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A few weeks ago a female friend of mine got a ticket for driving without a license. She is in her mid 30s. I said I'll pay for your license if you go and get it. She got her medical certificate and then she had to go to school at the DLT. from 8-430. Now she has to go back and take the tests. I think Thailand might be getting a little more serious about road safety but it will take time.

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why ??? that is the question.....no one can educate thais to be "good" drivers.

Your udea is a complete wasts of time

safety on roads MUST START in schools at a very young age.

Parents should be educating kids 

Having said this WHO educated the parents??

I think your banging your head against a brick wall.....

Why BOTHER ???

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1 minute ago, essox essox said:

why ??? that is the question.....no one can educate thais to be "good" drivers.

Your udea is a complete wasts of time

safety on roads MUST START in schools at a very young age.

Parents should be educating kids 

Having said this WHO educated the parents??

I think your banging your head against a brick wall.....

Why BOTHER ???

I' guess I'll bang my head... Least I'll have a helmet on.

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Just now, jmd8800 said:

A few weeks ago a female friend of mine got a ticket for driving without a license. She is in her mid 30s. I said I'll pay for your license if you go and get it. She got her medical certificate and then she had to go to school at the DLT. from 8-430. Now she has to go back and take the tests. I think Thailand might be getting a little more serious about road safety but it will take time.

it will take an  AGE!!! and will be a complete waste of time...thais do not want/never listen to advice on laws of the road/ road safety

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24 minutes ago, samuttodd said:

 There is value to human life.  

Far beyond monetary value.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not in Thailand there isn't.

Money is king.

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