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BANGKOK 19 August 2019 08:14
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Carnage on the Thai roads: Two dead in head on smash with truck trailer in Lopburi

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15 hours ago, richard_smith237 said:

The lack of capacity for self preservation exampled in Thailand never ceases to amaze me and I've been here over 20 years. 

 

I'm still trying to work out if its laziness, stupidity or something else for I know scores of Thai's who are highly intelligent and most defiantely not lazy yet in aggregate... But what is it in Thailand that causes a significant proportion of the population to act with galactically astonishing degrees of absolute and total fuckwittery ?????

Its something else, but what one may ask, i have a good thai neighbour sensible family man with grandchildren and good job, but,  when he gets behind the wheel there appears to be a disconnection with his common sense mode.

He can follow a car for 5 minutes with ample overtaking opportunities but know he will wait until a car comes  in the opposite direction and and proceed to and succeed in putting you in cheek tightening mode as he carries out his kamikaze type move, after 30 seconds at a junction with 20 cars all patiently waiting he decides its his turn to go, so he moves out of the Q slowly travels  in the opposite lane dodging on coming traffic and moves to the front but in the wrong lane and nobody takes any notice or chastises him. 

So i ask all on this forum, why when a thai gets behind a wheel do they act this way ?

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On ‎8‎/‎1‎/‎2019 at 10:29 AM, Dmaxdan said:

I've noticed this before with convoys. The lead vehicle goes and the rest blindly follow no matter whether it is safe to do so or not. 

Maybe its me but I don't understand the relevance of this statement.

My interpretation of the OP was that there was a "convoy" of pickups which had been adapted to carry straw being overtaken by an Isuzu, not that the overtaking vehicle was part of the convoy. 

I have the belief that the "convoy" was going slowly as they were probably loaded, and we all know how Thai's overload, the Isuzu comes up from behind and can't see past the last vehicle in the convoy so proceeds to overtake what he thinks is one vehicle.

As he gets out in the overtaking lane he has a "ah shit" moment as he sees the truck coming, but like a good fellow he doesn't brake and take evasive action he speeds up to keep overtaking expecting the truck to some how get out of his way.

I have seen this scenario and the vehicle being overtaking shifts left as does the truck coming the other way and the overtaking vehicle slide straight through the middle of them, no problem because they are good drivers.

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On 8/1/2019 at 10:52 AM, Phuketshrew said:

Remember this?

 

 

Filmed in Northern New Mexico 1970 something, never saw it and I am from New Mexico

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This road is near me ,I know it well ,a bad road not many over taking places ,usually thing ,thinking they could make it ,and they could not, wonder if they had been drinking .

Lots of temples to take the body's to in this area, spoilt for choices. 

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