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BANGKOK 19 August 2019 11:22
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I wonder why in Thailand traffic does not stop for Zebra crossing

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Have to agree with many ( if not all the comments on the post) , however in Pattaya the number of tourists that you see just ignoring the "Don't walk" light at crossings is amazing. Nearly mowed down a clan of what I assumed were Russians the other day as they ambled out against the don't walk sign. Lucky I had the brake covered....

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If you find a car that stops, please check and you will see that a foreigner is driving, one with a white skin <3

 

 

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As someone who rides a small bike around Pattaya, I DAREN'T stop unless there is already traffic stopped or the road behind is clear.  It's 90% certain that any car behind me won't stop and I want to live! 

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Police don't stop either, I've seen them go through red lights on Pattaya Beach Road

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19 hours ago, CharlieH said:

Because that would require, road safety and driver training, neither  of which are mandatory or evident here.

 

Besides I don't know of any other country that also puts zebra style crossings with no connecting path in the middle of  4 lanes of dual carriageways where speeds are 60+ - the mind boggles !

should have built subways for people to get from one side of road to the other......OH!!!! wait then there WOULD be motorbikes to avoid....!!!

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10 minutes ago, DefaultName said:

As someone who rides a small bike around Pattaya, I DAREN'T stop unless there is already traffic stopped or the road behind is clear.  It's 90% certain that any car behind me won't stop and I want to live! 

very true.....today I stopped for old Thai man to cross on zebra crossing.....HE could NOT believe that I actually stopped...I am from the Uk where PEDESTRIANS have THE RIGHT OF way on said crossings !!!!!

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You're in LoS, better known as LoM (I'm sure you will work that out) where most of the native drivers are concerned.

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43 minutes ago, essox essox said:

very true.....today I stopped for old Thai man to cross on zebra crossing.....HE could NOT believe that I actually stopped...I am from the Uk where PEDESTRIANS have THE RIGHT OF way on said crossings !!!!!

I think they have the right of way here - once actually on the crossing, of course. But most Thai 'drivers', by far, wouldn't recognise that concept if it reared up and bit them on the arse.

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Thais are selfish and inconsiderate when it comes to driving. And being as there's no compulsory driving lessons, prior to a test. How are they supposed to know the highway code regarding zebra crossings? Not their fault if they don't, innit. It's never their fault.

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Like many other road laws, that would require common sense, something that is lacking where the vast majority of Thai drivers are concerned.

Edited by Jonmarleesco
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1 hour ago, scubascuba3 said:

Police don't stop either, I've seen them go through red lights on Pattaya Beach Road

They are colour blind. Though they always recognise the colour of money.

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I was stopping at crossing and all the traffic would keep going not stop, I was almost getting people killed , do not stop now .  

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9 hours ago, sammieuk1 said:

They are just clearly marked killing zones when you see one black white and red they are working ok 🤔

They need to designate an ambulance stop area.

 

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15 hours ago, seasia said:

They do not care, they will happily run you over.

 

I am currently in a 1st world country where they actually obey zebra crossings .

They stop for pedestrians.

Plus no motorbikes on pavements.

"they will happily run you over." I do not know anyone who would happily do that.
however, always was amazed in CM where red lights on pedestrian crossings are flat-out ignored,
and usually only kinda observed when a pedestrian is in sight on the road.

be careful when you come back,
easy to get lulled into "1st-world"-comfort, but then wake up with a bang !

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There is safety in numbers so if you are trying to cross the road in a busy area it’s best to wait until there are 3-4 others. Motorists are more willing to stop for a group of people whereas if you are alone they are like “Get out of my way”.  I am willing to bet half of the drivers don’t know what a zebra crossing is for.

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