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BANGKOK 23 July 2019 22:59
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13 students injured in minivan/pickup collision in Chachoengsao

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1 minute ago, Assurancetourix said:

In Europe or maybe in USA (  I never went there ) ; but we are in Thailand where red and green lights are often some decoration on the roads ..

Sure, can’t disagree with that. Apportioning blame and driving within the law is one thing, but driving sensibly to survive and allow for others mistakes is another.

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My first thought when I spotted this article is the whereabouts of my best friend who lives in Chachoengsao.  I read all the time about the troubles drivers have on Thai roads.  I have read Thai motorcyclists are particularly regarded as having a death wish.  The fatalities during the recent Songkran Festival would have triggered national headlines and congressional inquiries if they had happened in the states.

Edited by billmichael

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31 minutes ago, Mukdahanman said:

Minivan turned when green filter light was on.

Pick up jumped red light.

Pick up to blame 100%

 

Far too logical, this is Thailand you know

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Minivan turned when green filter light was on.
Pick up jumped red light.
Pick up to blame 100%
 
Wrong, green light is not a good to go signal, as with all signalling proceed only when it is safe to do so.
Yes the pickup driver is 100% in the wrong, but not to blame, the blame lies on the minivan driver who is a total idiot and ass for proceeding in this obviously dangerous situation. This neanderthal should never be allowed to have children in his care again.

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1 hour ago, wcoast said:

Wrong, green light is not a good to go signal, as with all signalling proceed only when it is safe to do so.
Yes the pickup driver is 100% in the wrong, but not to blame, the blame lies on the minivan driver who is a total idiot and ass for proceeding in this obviously dangerous situation. This neanderthal should never be allowed to have children in his care again.

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If you’re saying that a green light is only advisory, I would have to respectfully disagree - it’s mandatory.  Do you also think that a red light is advisory?

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1 hour ago, Mukdahanman said:

If you’re saying that a green light is only advisory, I would have to respectfully disagree - it’s mandatory.  Do you also think that a red light is advisory? The pick up obviously did.

I totally get what you’re saying though.

 

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On 6/28/2019 at 8:00 AM, legend49 said:

Agree spatial awareness is rampant failing in Thai life.

Before we all get in the Thai-bash minivan, lack of spatial awareness is a broadly Asian phenomenon.

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On 6/28/2019 at 8:54 AM, Bob12345 said:

Hope you dont have a driving license, or just a strange sense of humor.

 

If the rule is that you have to wait for all traffic to stop, why would traffic stop in the first place?

They have right of passage as long as they keep moving according to you, so its best to collectively keep going.

 

What does a red traffic light mean in your book?

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On 6/28/2019 at 9:03 AM, PatOngo said:

It means there's still time for 5 more vehicles to pass through the intersection.

Spot on , 

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