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Thai road carnage: deaths top 7,000 this year

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What if the insurance companies changed their policy to not pay any compensation to drivers who cause an accident, and are at fault? IDK, but I think it could make motorists drive more carefully.

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31 minutes ago, Henryford said:

Don't forget it's not just the thais. Some of the farangs are as bad. They think because there are no road rules here they can drive like maniacs.

How many foreigners die on the roads here? I’ll wait while you go dig up that shocking number.

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24 minutes ago, Yinn said:

You worry too much. Thai people say “ch” at the end of a word as t sound. Because of the rules with ช. We can start the word with “ch” sound but not at the end.

 

yinns road safety tips

1) drive a car. Motorbike is dangerous. Pick up go over too easy. Van not safe

2) Wear a seatbelt

3) don’t go fast

4) if have rain, turn on light, go slow

5) not drunk

 only about ten people per day die in car crash in Thailand. I don’t think happen to many foreigner. 30 million per year come to Thailand.

How many tourist really die in a car crash? Anyone?

And 80% of that 10 per day is drunk or speed. No seatbelt.

So if you follow Yinns safety, only two per day. You only going to die if very, very unlucky.

Which is less than most countries.

I don’t know anyone who ever die in a car crash.

pakistan, India, China, Nigeria, Congo, Russia, Brazil and USA have more road deaths than Thailand. A lot.

Enjoy your stay in Thailand. Should be ok

Can I have a bottle of what you've been drinking?

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5 hours ago, Yinn said:

 

I don’t know anyone who ever die in a car crash.

 

Every Thai village or community,  has had people died in a RTA, yes in 4 wheels not just on two.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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27 minutes ago, Yinn said:

pakistan, India, China, Nigeria, Congo, Russia, Brazil and USA have more road deaths than Thailand.

Alright and have also  much more inhabitants ;

 

Calculations are not raw but in relation to the number of inhabitants of each country;
Compare China with 1.3 billion people to Thailand with only 68 million people is like comparing a pear with a strawberry.

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5 hours ago, stanleycoin said:
5 hours ago, Yinn said:

I don’t know anyone who ever die in a car crash.

 

Every Thai village or community has had people die in a RTA, yes in 4 wheels not just on two.

Funny, I got the impression he could be a hermit living in a cave from the way the post was written, so perhaps he doesn't know anyone who died (even in a car crash).

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5 minutes ago, Assurancetourix said:

like comparing a pear with a strawberry

Hahaha .. Nice line that .. may I have permission to use it in future if I need to use an original illustration of comparison .. 

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7 minutes ago, Assurancetourix said:
37 minutes ago, Yinn said:

pakistan, India, China, Nigeria, Congo, Russia, Brazil and USA have more road deaths than Thailand.

Alright and have also  much more inhabitants ;

 

Calculations are not raw but in relation to the number of inhabitants of each country;
Compare China with 1.3 billion people to Thailand with only 68 million people is like comparing a pear with a strawberry. 

I'm just waiting the reply, 'but you can put cream on both pears and strawberries."

 

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1 minute ago, bluesofa said:

Funny, I got the impression he could be a hermit living in a cave from the way the post was written, so perhaps he doesn't know anyone who died (even in a car crash).

Oops,  just noticed, says Female in Profile avatar. :shock1:

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1 minute ago, stanleycoin said:
7 minutes ago, bluesofa said:

Funny, I got the impression he could be a hermit living in a cave from the way the post was written, so perhaps he doesn't know anyone who died (even in a car crash).

Oops,  just noticed, says Female in Profile avatar. :shock1:

I rest my case.

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1 hour ago, bluesofa said:

I seem to remember the last time looked at the WHO figures for road deaths by country, which quote deaths per 100,000 of population, Thailand was about 32-ish. The UK was 3.2 - 10% of Thailand's figure.

 

Even though the figures for all countries are adjusted to 100K population, Thailand and the UK have a similar-ish size country, with almost identical total population - 70 million.

 

So as you say, it should be a number one priority. The reason it will never be - no one in government gives a shit about deaths of their countrymen, they only want to know how much money they can make out of them.

Thailand is more double the size of the UK but you're right about the population. 

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5 hours ago, stanleycoin said:

 

Every Thai village or community has had people died in a RTA, yes in 4 wheels not just on two.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maybe a thai person who veils his face or puts his head under the sand like ostriches and thus does not see the reality.

 

For 40 years I have been driving semi trailers and coaches all over Europe;
I saw rare road accidents while averaging 140,000 km / year; I drove mainly in Italy but I also went many times in both Germany (at the time there was what was called the iron curtain);
I went as far as Ukraine, in Chernigov, to the boot in Italy, where the highways are free (at least at the time they were below Naples)
I live in Thailand for 13 years, I drive on average 20,000 km with my pickup and almost as much with my MTBike;
In my own province, Sakon Nakhon province, which is very far from being the province where there is the most traffic, I have already photographed about 20 accidents ... and I was the main witness of one of them that happened right in front of my pickup on Highway 22

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4 minutes ago, Justgrazing said:

Hahaha .. Nice line that .. may I have permission to use it in future if I need to use an original illustration of comparison .. 

You can use it ..No problem ...

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I did my masters degree in Thailand at a good international university and met some really great students. This Thai lady (who spoke three languages and was brilliant) summed it up about Thais and their driving habits. According to her, Thais are not taught any basic critical thinking skills during their formative years. Hence, their inability to make intelligent, rational decisions.  Sums it up quite well to me. Neighboring SEA countries do not have the same road fatalities as Thailand. 

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This is Thialand. Thai cannot do wrong or want to heed warning. Sad as it, but Thai are what they are, above all other living beings and reasoning.

 

How about more effective law enfoecement? I recently visited a police station; to pay yet another TEA MONEY FARANG FINE, and whilst in the police station waiting to be ripped off yet again, I read a poster saying "TO SERVE AND PROTECT". What a joke!!!

 

Much better road management?

Trafic wardens deployed?

More professional plus regular vehicle road safety checks?

Much harder driving tests?

Etc Etc Etc......

 

But none of the above will happen. Take the manditory speed limit of 80 Kph for those crazy idiot VIP (JOKE) mini vans! They hurtle along at much faster speeds than 80 Kph, passing traffic police with no action being taken by the police!

 

This morning in Jomtien, a crazyed lunatic lorry driver with a cargo load almost falling out from the rear of the lorry, was flying along Road 2 beeping his horn at all other road users to get out of his way! Yet another uncommon sight to wittness in the land of Paradise.

 

T.I.T Nothing matters because no one cares. UP TO ME, I DONT CARE, is the favoured attitude. 

 

Take the recent stupidity demonstarted by Thai taxi driver gangs in Bangkok fighting on a public road during day light hours! This is Thailand showing the rest of the world the true Thai mentallity. I recall Thai setting upon a British family, caught on CCTV, with one Thai male kicking a retired Britsh lady in the head whist she was on the floor even after being beaten to the ground by a Thai thug! T.I.T 

 

Agression plus confrontaton is in their make-up. Thai cannot even talk to each other 2 feet apart without shouting!!!

 

T.I.T

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