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Thai roads: 6,129 dead so far this year - 729 this month - 29 on Monday

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Thai roads: 6,129 dead so far this year - 729 this month - 29 on Monday

 

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Daily News reported the latest unofficial figures for people pronounced dead at the scene of road accidents in Thailand. 

 

They cautioned that the figures were likely to rise when all agencies reporting the death toll had returned from days off. 

 

The deaths on Monday were 29. 

 

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This made 729 so far this month. 

 

Since the start of the year 6,129 had died at the scene of accidents. 

 

Thaivisa notes that figures are in reality much higher when those that succumb in hospitals are taken into consideration. Some reports suggest the annual death toll in Thailand is somewhere between 24,000 and 30,000 with hundreds of thousands injured each year. 

 

Thailand is said to be number two in the world for per capita road death.

 

In their headline Daily News said that brakes are important and should be regularly serviced.  

 

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This went along with a picture of a Nissan pick-up in which three people were injured after it collided and partly demolished the Amnat Charoen Service shop in Lam Lukka, Pathum Thani. 

 

Daily News are running a long term campaign to inform the public about the accident figures and are trying to improve road safety with their reports. 

 

Source: Daily News

 

 

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15 minutes ago, webfact said:

In their headline Daily News said that brakes are important and should be regularly serviced.  

There's a lot more than brakes that need to be in good working order. Equally, if not more important of course, is the intelligence and awareness of the person behind the wheel. Too often brake failure is used as an excuse for the driver being an idiot, going way too fast, and without the slightest respect for other road users.

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25 minutes ago, webfact said:

In their headline Daily News said that brakes are important and should be regularly serviced. 

I am not sure if functioning brakes will be that crucially important if the person wedged behind the steering wheel has practically no driver education and in addition ignores pretty much every traffic rule and safety precaution known to civilized mankind.

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In the next item on TV it says that Thailand is the least miserable country in the world according to Bloomberg index, if you ask me, country that has the second highest road fatalities a year and loses so many of its sons and daughters in a wholesale numbers in road carnage is a miserable country indeed...

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In any case I would hazard a guess that these are the most conservative numbers that they can stump up with.

 

..I agree with ThaiVisa on that one.24-30,000 is far more plausible.

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Murphy's law got work permit in Thailand, it's not Thai drivers fault!

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1 hour ago, Misterwhisper said:

I am not sure if functioning brakes will be that crucially important if the person wedged behind the steering wheel has practically no driver education and in addition ignores pretty much every traffic rule and safety precaution known to civilized mankind.

yesterday we had massive storm torrential rain extremely bad visibility obviously resulting in surface water on an already slippery road surface, i was sheltering in a shop front watching cars/trucks scream by regardless....utter madness

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A truly shocking / inhumane / scandalous / whatever you call want to call it statistic.

 

For me this is the number one thing that needs to be fixed in this country. The daily numbers are unbelievable. Yet it has been mentioned time and time again, year on year, and nothing is properly put in place to rectify this by the government.  

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28 minutes ago, Wilsonandson said:

The police enforcing motorcyclists to wear helmets might help reduce those number of deaths.

First, they need to learn what police do! They have little or no idea.

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21 minutes ago, PatOngo said:

First, they need to learn what police do! They have little or no idea.

The almost complete anarchy is the warp to the weft of their social and cultural fabric-it would be extremely difficult to unravel one thread without the whole garment falling apart..

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1 hour ago, ezzra said:

In the next item on TV it says that Thailand is the least miserable country in the world according to Bloomberg index, if you ask me, country that has the second highest road fatalities a year and loses so many of its sons and daughters in a wholesale numbers in road carnage is a miserable country indeed...

only second highest road fatalities; damn I thought we had the gold medal!!!

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1 hour ago, poohy said:

yesterday we had massive storm torrential rain extremely bad visibility obviously resulting in surface water on an already slippery road surface, i was sheltering in a shop front watching cars/trucks scream by regardless....utter madness

they needed to get home quickly before their car got wet.

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In their headline Daily News said that brakes are important and should be regularly serviced

 

the media, aalong with the authorities need to get real and stop living in this denial/ignoring responsibility bubble. how often is 'brake failure' blamed for an accident when there is no mechanical evidence? just supposition by individuals and the authorities and the media, a way of denying/avoiding personal responsibility.

 

come on thailand get real.

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Just have to accept it Thai's like killing each other on the road and you if they get a chance🤔

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