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16 minutes ago, Nanaplaza666 said:

Im happy that everybody liked it and thought it was funny , untill he slams into another car at high speed because he thought his light was green .

I'm colour blind and been driving for 60 years, never run a red light that I thought was green yet. Also only had one accident in that time that was someone else's fault.

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The woman running the depth perception color test at the Soi 62 office took obvious perverse delight in yelling at me for moving my head during the test, failing me, telling me to come back the next day, then failing me again.  Others have reported a similar experience.

 

I am also red green color blind so failing me was reasonable, but the attitude was bizarre.  I got my license in Chiang Mai where they just point to colors and ask you to name them.  I have no trouble distinguishing red, yellow and green on that test.  

 

As yet I have not had to distinguish colors peripherally while driving in Thailand. 

 

  

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I did the colour test twice failed both times, after each test the lady said come back tomorrow, no idea why as my eyesight wouldn't have improved overnight.

i have no problem distinguishing traffic light colours but it’s my short sightedness that was the problem, it can’t be corrected with specs. I am not colour blind more so the fact I was an Electrician for 40 years and never had a problem.

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1 minute ago, Jumbo1968 said:

I did the colour test twice failed both times, after each test the lady said come back tomorrow, no idea why as my eyesight wouldn't have improved overnight.

i have no problem distinguishing traffic light colours but it’s my short sightedness that was the problem, it can’t be corrected with specs. I am not colour blind more so the fact I was an Electrician for 40 years and never had a problem.

Sukhumvit Soi 62 office I bet?

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I have a different problem due to double vision. I have very little, or none, depth perception and the peripheral vision is poor. Have been able to get through the tests with a sympathetic tester allowing for mistakes. line up again next year but in a different province so do not know what will happen.

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25 minutes ago, ricklev said:

Sukhumvit Soi 62 office I bet?

It was the one near Pattaya, to be honest at the time I was looking at buying a car but in hindsight I wouldn’t have used it much here so it probably saved me some money.

There were some young Thai lads who after failing it were told too go, I assume they just jumped on their scooters and never bothered with a Licence.

Compared too many countries not many Thais wear specs, I assume many are driving with poor eyesight as they would fail the test and don’t want to pay for specs.

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Im happy that everybody liked it and thought it was funny , untill he slams into another car at high speed because he thought his light was green .

If someone has problems with the colours but cannot determine which is which from its position in the traffic light then they should not have a license I agree .

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22 hours ago, giddyup said:

I am on my third Thai licence, the 1 year (now 2 year), the 5 year and now another 5 year. Each time I only passed the colour test with help from other applicants, all falangs, who whispered the colour to me as it was being pointed at, otherwise there is no way I would have passed. There is no way to fake a colour test, you either see the colour or you don't.

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32 minutes ago, Andrew Dwyer said:


If someone has problems with the colours but cannot determine which is which from its position in the traffic light then they should not have a license I agree .

My son is a heavy duty trailer truck driver. Has driven all over Europe and has been driving for the last 40 years without an accident. He is colour blind. 

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38 minutes ago, Andrew Dwyer said:


If someone has problems with the colours but cannot determine which is which from its position in the traffic light then they should not have a license I agree .

You don’t do a colour blind test for the U.K. Licence, let’s be honest a lot of Thais must be colour blind judging by the number who ‘run’ a red light.

i am sure everyone knows the sequence of traffic lights so being colour blind isn’t a problem for me.

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I cannot speak for other countries, but both Thailand and the UK have it completely wrong when it comes to eyesight tests for driving, Peoples eyesight is all different, you have shortsight, longsight, colour blindness etc. These DLTs in Thailand, and driving examiners in the UK are not qualified to decide how a persons eyesight is for driving.

 

Only a qualified optician is able to test peoples eyesight for driving properly, and only they should decide how a persons eyesight is for driving.

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You don’t do a colour blind test for the U.K. Licence, let’s be honest a lot of Thais must be colour blind judging by the number who ‘run’ a red light.
i am sure everyone knows the sequence of traffic lights so being colour blind isn’t a problem for me.

Yes, that’s the point I was trying to make.

If someone is colour blind and has problems distinguishing between the different colours then they have to rely on remembering the sequence of the lights and I’m sure many do with no problem whatsoever , and that, in my book , is perfectly acceptable.

The problem with running red lights here is not a colour blind issue ( IMHO ) but more of a self importance issue.

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20 hours ago, Andrew Dwyer said:

They gave the old fella another go and sure enough his wife prompted him by saying the colours out of the side of her mouth, i was almost crying with laughter it was like the worst ventriloquist act you had ever seen emoji23.pngemoji23.png

How is prompting her husband to say the correct answers anything to do with ventriloquism? 

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If someone has problems with the colours but cannot determine which is which from its position in the traffic light then they should not have a license I agree .

There is a reason why a colour test is included, passing a test by cheating is not applauded by me. How can colour blind people see if the arrow to turn left on the traffic light is green or red? Or arrows which can be red or green showing which lane can be used?
Such people or not only putting their own life at risk.. would colour blind people feel comfortable sitting in a plane with a pilot that cheated on his medical examination?


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12 minutes ago, Suradit69 said:

How is prompting her husband to say the correct answers anything to do with ventriloquism? 

Obvious, it's trying not to move your lips when talking, ie a ventriloquist and their dummy.

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