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Thai road carnage: deaths top 7,000 this year

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The annual road ‘carnage’ shows clearly that Thais have no self-control.

 

The ONLY way to lower the road toll is simple. 

 

ALL vehicles must be fitted with a ‘governor’, that sets the maximum speed equal to the operator’s IQ.

 

This solution will see many, many Thai drivers ditch their cars and bikes in favour of walking.

 

In the meantime, “be afraid, be very afraid.”

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6 hours ago, Creasy said:

In 2018 Australia the death count was 1143 for the year.

 

My God. Thailand has 7000 in 6 months .

 

 

During calendar 2018 there were 1,140 road deaths (provisional).

For 2019, there have been 546 deaths (provisional). This is 64 deaths (13.3%) higher than the same period last year.

 

The 2018 report says road accidents killed 22,491 people in Thailand – putting the road traffic fatality rate at 32.7 per 100,000 people. This improves on the 2015 rate of 36.2 rate, or 24,237 recorded.

 

Comparing Australia and Thailand road statics is like apple and oranges.

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6 hours ago, 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. 

It's all about who gives a shit ,,,,, No one does ,no one cares it's me me me I go first, than Road rage ,even the ones that are in the Wrong they will say that they are right but that's normal here . They have been doing things wrong it's Bred in one will not change that ,same as Corruption  it will take a few generations to get that down a few %.

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A Million Ways to Die in the East.Left Thailand never going back.Too bloody dangerous.No health n safety.no hygene.no concern.

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4 hours ago, rott said:

So you are saying that the official figures grossly exaggerate the number of road deaths and that only you know the true figure.

Wow thanks for coming on here, we would not have known otherwise.

Er, why are the official figures just lies?

I not say that. Official figures lie.

But if you read my post I said “cars.”

 

7078/150 days = 47 people per day right?

80% of that is motorbikes.

So that 20% is 9.4 per day not motorbike right?

 

So half of that is van, walker, and pickup.

so half= 4.7 per day in the car.

 

The police say 70% of that is because drunk, speed or not use seatbelt.

So if you follow Yinn safety rules only about 2 per day in all of Thailand everyday.

 

so how I wrong? 

Many people talking here about Thai is stupid. Same everyday. But you believe headline exaggerated. So who is stupid.

 But nobody mention that 80% is motorbike. No real awareness of the real world? Motorbike is the real problem.

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Impossible. 

You just angry about before.

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4 hours ago, stanleycoin said:

Not at all. 

So tell me,  why so many people die on the roads here ?

what is the true reason for it all. ?

 

Motorbikes.

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6 hours ago, darksidedog said:

I used to think that many motorists here were just plain rude, ignorant and selfish, but I now believe it is just that they really have very little or no spatial awareness of others.

I  think most of them know EXACTLY what they are doing.

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7 hours ago, webfact said:

in their continuing campaign to raise awareness about the carnage on the Thai roads

Everyone is aware of the carnage on Thai roads, but the police or courts are quite happy continuing to only take fines instead of real action.

Thai people are quite happy to pay fines instead of being prosecuted!

Expect the figures to continue as they have over the past decades as both sides are actually happy with the situation.

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2 hours ago, geisha said:

Time to bring in speed cameras on all roads

Useless do  nothing at  all, bad  driving is the main culprit.

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People will die from something if you cut back the road deaths then they will die from other causes

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6 hours ago, Justgrazing said:

This should be No1 priority for the P M now without exception .. Casualty rates like that are not out of place in a warzone so rather than pfaffing around with stuff minions could do he could direct his efforts into trying to reduce such a catastrophic toll for the good of all .. 

Lots more bodys behind them. I think sewage control is more important followed by recycling and better incineration practices. Road safety is important but its a long process that starts in the schools with yes horrific videos showing the reality of stupid drivers. 

You cant teach the ignorant it must start in the schools. 

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I just returned from Thailand. Would it be safe to say that especially on a weekend. Many people on the road have been drinking. I'd say yes 

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