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BANGKOK 17 June 2019 14:45
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Six killed, three injured in pickup-crane collision in Prachuap Khiri Khan

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8 minutes ago, KKr said:

imagine the impact to push a 6-wheeler off the road...

Maybe he was trying to swerve to avoid the collision?

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An activity I partake in when riding or driving. Watch all intersections on the left. Main roads, Sois & small alleys. Look for cars, bikes & cycles entering. I guarantee 99% will NOT look for oncoming traffic. Just blindly merge with the traffic flow. They have absolutely no clue as to any possible, probable collision. I guess it's taken several generations to inbreed this condition into the Thai DNA.

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A lot of driving consists of observing and anticipating other vehicles and the terrain. Thai drivers dont seem to do this. They like to tailgate a car length behind another car driving about 80 to 100 kph. This is insanity. Obviously they cant see past the other vehicle. Excessive speed around blind corners, because..hey, nothing bad can happen, right?

And wasnt there a law that passengers cant drive in the back of a pickup? They must have been catapulted out of the truck bed.

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What Road Rules!! what driver Training?? None at all shame shame sham.

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People with too low of an IQ should not be in control of heavy machinery in a public place and if they are they should pay an excessive premium on their insurance. And of course realistically they generally won’t afford it.

 

Unfortunately until courts really start to cane insurers realistically for the damages actually caused, this will not happen.

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2 hours ago, spidermike007 said:

One of the biggest factors is the toy police.

Led by "toys" (or is that 'tools'?). 🤔

 

So sad, so unnecessary and such a crash should have never happened. RIP to those killed (except maybe the idiot driver/s that caused it?) and condolences to families and friends. 

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2 hours ago, spidermike007 said:

Many Thais possess little in the way of driving skills, and when you combine that with a lack of common sense, it can be a lethal combination. Many take risks that are unfathomable to the rest of us, and often those risks result in catastrophe. Hard to know who was at fault here. But, it would not be the first time a pickup truck loaded with people traveling at very high speed lost control and crashed. 

 

One of the biggest factors is the toy police. Nobody takes them seriously, and they adamantly refuse to engage in any sort of traffic safety or preventative engagement, such as pulling people over for reckless driving. The highway patrol rarely patrol the highways. And this extraordinarily inept administration just does not care about the common Thai people. A perfect storm. One that allows Thailand to continue having some of most dangerous road conditions on the planet. 

Good analysis. And a key point is these roads are dangerous for everyone, including the franchised and their loved ones; unfortunately they do not understand this, so the inaction continues.

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2 hours ago, spidermike007 said:

Many Thais possess little in the way of driving skills, and when you combine that with a lack of common sense, it can be a lethal combination. Many take risks that are unfathomable to the rest of us, and often those risks result in catastrophe. Hard to know who was at fault here. But, it would not be the first time a pickup truck loaded with people traveling at very high speed lost control and crashed. 

 

One of the biggest factors is the toy police. Nobody takes them seriously, and they adamantly refuse to engage in any sort of traffic safety or preventative engagement, such as pulling people over for reckless driving. The highway patrol rarely patrol the highways. And this extraordinarily inept administration just does not care about the common Thai people. A perfect storm. One that allows Thailand to continue having some of most dangerous road conditions on the planet. 

But the authorities are wonderful at making excuses.

"The intersection created a blind spot for both parties and they could not see the other in time to slow down, resulting in the fatal collision."
Oh Buffalo pucky!!!  Intersections are intersections.  The average Western driver negotiates an intersection, especially if unmarked, by slowing down and applying knowledge of right-of-way laws to negotiate the intersection. If they are marked, then they apply their knowledge of right-of-way and yield signage and give way to those with the right-of-way - while still proceeding with caution.

Thais, with their "I'm In Front so I Win" and "Me Me Me Me Me Only Me" attitudes combined with a complete lack on knowledge regarding right-of-way on the roads cause - carnage!  
"Damn the intersection and Full-Speed Ahead."  It's a self-correcting problem.  Unneeded tragedy due to aggressive driving and abject stupidity.  Even the cops drive this way and it's my observation that even they have no idea what right-of-way laws are.  It's an institutionalize problem that is baked right into the Thai culture and is not ripe for change anytime in the near future.
Personally I truly believe that outside of the engineers at motor vehicle departments and engineers designing the roads, no one other than those engineers understand right-of-way laws.

 

 

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see how many were in the pick up, ? 

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2 hours ago, jesimps said:

On the railway road in Pattaya I slow down for all the unsigned roads crossing the dual carriageway because I've seen a few accidents on these intersections. However, every time I reduce speed for them, several cars usually flash past me at high speed. Children in adult bodies.

Hence- a deficiency in driving skills. "If" you can not possess basic driving skills, then get the <deleted> off the road as your deficiency contributes to other people losing their lives. And the enforcement from the so-called Junta inspired , lack of common sense? Just go about your business while people lose their lives. Idiots. Enforce the f... laws you idiotic excuse for monitors.

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If I were an official AND was aware of the rating for fatalities (Thailand close to #1), besides the fact that it would deter any tourists with half- a -brain, what is amazing is the fact that whoever is in charge re: safety, you surely are in need of a "farang". Why? Because you're too dense- for whatever reason(s).

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