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Cantrbrigbankoer

 

Precisely, I often wonder if Farangs are impaired in some way in this regard. It's baffling and so ubiquitous that it genuinely makes me wonder - you see examples of it everywhere:

- walking around the cities here 

- shopping

- driving

 

It all adds up to the same likely mental deficit. 

 

spatial awareness in humans is a function largely confined to the right superior temporal cortex '

 

Maybe they don't have one or it's severely underdeveloped??? 😜 It seems to be an issue across Asia actually, but most certainly in Farangland.

 

Again, harsh but true - the more dimnos that kill themselves because of dangerous and incompetent driving, I would hope, the fewer of them around to hurt more responsible others. Of course, there's always the next generation. I just hope something changes for the better, for their sake... shan't hold my breath.

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Something I've been saying years, that until they are encouraged to think nothing will change.

 

We all know the powers at the top want to prevent any critical thinking for as long a possible, because as soon as that happens and the population realise what a shit deal they've been getting for centuries, it will be the start of an uprising.

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Maybe it's a combination of lack of spatial awareness AND plain ignorance i.e. 'if you're in such a hurry why don't you use another aisle, or drive around me' mentality? And that's when they are sober!

 

And yes I guess they do think foreigners are so easily scared of this and that. I also think it is the 'mai phen rai' mindset. That things will be ok, and will take care of themselves. They just 'go for the moment', sparing no thoughts of what might lay ahead. For example, they'd drive out onto the main road from a side-lane, thinking whoever is coming will see them and brake. They don't think about closure speed etc. and that the car coming towards them won't be able to stop even if it had reverse thrusters. Ditto people riding without helmets and all other nuances we see on Farang roads. They only realise things can go wrong, when they actually do go wrong. Fatally so, on some occasions.

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- I have never detected any sign of common sense in a Farang, and I've been living here for over 25 years. I am not sure how you teach that, but anyway there is no movement to do so.

2 - The Farang have a Me First mentality that is deeply ingrained, and that is the last thing you want to see in a driver.

3 - The education system demands that you do not think for yourself but listen and obey, so Farangs do not develop the necessary skills to actually think. That may result in my first point above.

4 - Learning to drive in a proper and responsible manner is quite difficult, and Farangs  do not do difficult. Thais do 'near enough', but on the roads that isn't 'good enough'. One mistake can cost lives, so being lucky enough to get it right most of the time isn't good enough either.

5 - They have absolutely no concept that the vehicle they are attempting to operate is a potential killer. No concept at all.

6 - Along with inadequate teaching of all things about how to drive properly and safely, there is no test to determine if you have reached a standard where you are not a danger to yourself and others before you take to the road.

7 - Farangs  do not seem able to join the dots, and realise that if, for example, they drive at 120 kms an hour five metres behind the vehicle in front, or drive at night with no rear light (or front light if they are driving on the wrong side of the road because they have no concept of the danger), then they would have no time to react if the vehicle in front breaks suddenly. Ask any Farang what their safe breaking distance is and they would have no idea.

 

 

None of this will change as 1 - it would mean taking everyone off the road until they were able to take a real driving test and 2 - the people that would be responsible for initiate the change are not interested as they are given police escorts wherever they go. It needs a VIP or member of the royal family to be killed for anything to happen, and even then the task would be too hard (and Farangs don't do hard).

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So if the farang is so different. Why 157,000 die every year?

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The word that Farangs dpnt understand...…………….consideration.

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17 minutes ago, Bangkok Barry said:

 

I'm not taking this any further. You try to deflect from the subject (do I speak Thai, what is my level of education etc),

Barry you talk about education.

17 minutes ago, Bangkok Barry said:

 

which is that Thailand has some of the deadliest roads in the world, and all you come up with is a figure of how many died on motorcycles. Why does it matter to you how they died?

Because Barry. If you have a accident in a car at 30-50 km you will not die. But on the motorbike you do. So because Thailand have so many motorbike, this people die. Not just go to repair shop. Understand?

17 minutes ago, Bangkok Barry said:

 

Are you suggesting that as the majority were on bikes they don't matter? They shouldn't count?

No. But if drive the car most of them would not die. So it make the higher dead number. Understand yet?

 

17 minutes ago, Bangkok Barry said:

 

Many hundreds die each month. End of. Where I come from, it takes a year to reach the same number of road deaths that Thailand reaches in less than a month. Same population number in both countries. 

The car death is nearly the same. Less than ten everyday.

 

take care Barry.

 

ps. You still not tell me the safe distance

 

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21 minutes ago, White Christmas13 said:

I can smell a rat

I make the mistake.

i think I post on my new thred about what about the 157,000 die in the farang country every year. 

But it disappear? Think I can not talk about that maybe.

sorry

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2 hours ago, Yinn said:

i think I post on my new thred about what about the 157,000 die in the farang country every year. 

But it disappear? Think I can not talk about that maybe.

 

I'm sure you kept a copy of your 'disappeared' thread and all the data and sources you used in your research to arrive at the 157,000 deaths figure. 

 

Why not rewrite it and repost?

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Posted (edited)

Deny , make excuses , do nothing .Yinn has perfectly encapsulated the problem and why it will never improve.

Edited by joecoolfrog
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12 hours ago, MartinL said:

 

I'm sure you kept a copy of your 'disappeared' thread and all the data and sources you used in your research to arrive at the 157,000 deaths figure. 

 

Why not rewrite it and repost?

If they take it off I think they angry about it right? I just want to help, not make them angry.

 

12 hours ago, joecoolfrog said:

Deny , make excuses , do nothing .Yinn has perfectly encapsulated the problem and why it will never improve.

157,000 dead. I think you are correct joecoolfrog.

 

12 hours ago, marcusarelus said:

 


Canada                    2118
New Zealand            364
USA                         39888
UK                              2019
Australia.                   1,351
Europe.                     84,589
Russia                        27,025
                       Total.   157,354

Thailand 22,000

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On 6/19/2019 at 11:13 AM, spidermike007 said:

When I was growing up, we took drivers education courses. They showed us horrendous films, or semi trucks plowing into cars, and literally obliterating everything in their path. They also showed us graphic images of head on collisions. 120mph impacts. Even as a young kid, it made quite an impression. It was horrific, and it was hard to get those images out of your head afterwards. But, it left a lasting impression, and when I started driving, I understood it was serious business, and that it was a very dangerous thing to do.

 

I see people driving here, with their families in the car, and doing things, and taking the kinds of risks no rational or sane person with common sense would do. What for? To gain one minute? Why take those risks? What is the logic? Often, when I am cruising along at 100kph, someone cuts right in front of me. Or someone comes out from the side road, right in front of me. I have to slam on my brakes, or change lanes to avoid him. I look in my rearview mirror, and there is nobody behind me. So, if he had waited two seconds, he would have had completely safe passage onto the highway. What gives? Where is the intelligence, caution, and prudence? Where is the common sense? What about just the survival instinct? 

 

The only way to survive here on the road, is to be patient, have eyes in the back of your head, drive with caution, and always, and I mean always watch out of the other guy. Chances are, he does not have much driving skill, nor patience, nor reason, nor common sense. You cannot be too careful on the road here. Especially considering that the toy police offer no traffic safety, nor enforcement of the law. And Casper the ghost is more visible than the incredibly hapless highway patrol.

 

All of this applies even more so, if driving a motorcycle. 

great post......

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