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4 hours ago, Goldieinkathu said:

I"ve just watched the video and there is no way that the truck driver was in any way to blame.

The government is to blame for not insisting that driving standards are raised with better training and tighter regulations.

This lady was not on a suicide mission, nor was she nuts, she was badly educated on how to drive safely!

 

Exactly couldnt put it better myself

What to expect when they do not know how to drive? Being behind a vehicle is very dangerous and with no driving test and no real road etiquette we just see a huge death circus and no one cares

This is one of literally millions of incidents and sadly no one has the balls to talk about it to fix it

They are very good at avoiding doing any work or coming with any solution they just dont get it - the low IQ is so prevalent it would be outside of most to have the competence to even create a sentence let alone dialog about road law reformation  

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He's not taking all the heat...

 

 - she been charged with formaldahyde

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people have no knowledge of a truck drivers forward vision, the first 10/12 feet is what we call the dead area, sadly in this ladies case it became true. anyone sat right in front of a truck cannot be seen, you will see western trucks with a mirror pointing across the front of a truck,for that very reason  not seen one here yet

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4 hours ago, Goldieinkathu said:

I"ve just watched the video and there is no way that the truck driver was in any way to blame.

The government is to blame for not insisting that driving standards are raised with better training and tighter regulations.

This lady was not on a suicide mission, nor was she nuts, she was badly educated on how to drive safely!

 

My friend took a motor cycle driving course yesterday at one of the popular training companies. They did not teach anything. Only watch the movie and then the driving test was just following the leader through the course. There was no teaching of the basic handling of a motor bike...nothing: No braking, no shoulder checks, "what foot to put down", "look where you want to go"......nothing. It is just a sham for 1100 baht and a quick license. No wonder this carnage is happening. It's pathetic.

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5 hours ago, Goldieinkathu said:

I"ve just watched the video and there is no way that the truck driver was in any way to blame.

The government is to blame for not insisting that driving standards are raised with better training and tighter regulations.

This lady was not on a suicide mission, nor was she nuts, she was badly educated on how to drive safely!

 

 

It is decades too late. Thais should have been disciplined in how to drive when cars began appearing on the roads and proper skills required to get a license, and now it's too late. It would need taking every driver off the road, teaching them how to drive properly which takes weeks, but there is no-one to teach them anyway. Obviously impossible. Add the fact that the police don't give a rat's fart and never will, and the problem is insoluble.

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This is so wrong, the stupid woman come from an area the driver could not see her, then turned across him he could not see her how can he be negligent ?

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2 hours ago, hyku1147 said:

I hope that she died quickly.

 

RIP.

Did you even bother to read the news? "The woman was critically injured and was rushed to hospital, where she later passed away due to her injuries."

Sounds to me like it took a while.

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Posted (edited)

The Police arrest and charge the truck driver because like the rest of the road using public , they cannot see anything wrong in what the motor cyclist did.

 

Edited by NE1
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1 hour ago, Bangkok Barry said:

 

It is decades too late. Thais should have been disciplined in how to drive when cars began appearing on the roads and proper skills required to get a license, and now it's too late. It would need taking every driver off the road, teaching them how to drive properly which takes weeks, but there is no-one to teach them anyway. Obviously impossible. Add the fact that the police don't give a rat's fart and never will, and the problem is insoluble.

You're probably right but it's never too late to teach the ones who are yet to get a license.

Maybe instead of stupid adverts on tv for skin whitening products etc they could show clips of accidents, keep bombarding the public with tips on how to drive safely, a massive campaign like they did in the UK with the "clunk click" ads.

Get some driving instructors in from the West to set up a school to teach some Thais how to be driving instructors and go from there. There are so many things the government could do.

But for me, doing nothing is totally unacceptable.

 

As for the driver of the truck being charged, if it were me I'd go to court to clear my name. That poor bloke will have suffered enough without carrying the blame for the rest of his life.

All very worrying when it could be any one of us that this happened to.

 

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12 hours ago, gunderhill said:

usually a  police  box  looking  on.

However, the police inside the "...police box looking on", were not but the box was although it did not do a good job which is seems to be part of the tradition among all things associated with the police.

'nuf sed.

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15 hours ago, Andrew65 said:

Same same in the UK, with cyclists.

Bike riders can be so silly at times. The law in my home State of Queensland says we have to give 1 meter clearance around a bike rider at 60kph...ok I can deal with that. But when me and the Mrs want to go into town on a 110kph highway the rule is 1,5 meters. Understand this is a highway with road trains - I mean big arse trucks 50 meters long, prime mover and three sometimes four trailers, very big rigs, hundred tonners or more and they stop for nothing. And then we have these tossers on push bikes, maybe 50 or 60 of them completely disobeying the road rules by trying to impersonate a flight of ducks a la tour de France all over the road.

Well , if it comes to me and the good lady Thai wife hitting a road train head on or hitting the push bike....sorry deadly treadly , you're losing your 1.5 meter clearance real quick.

Edited by emptypockets
50 meters could be a little on the short side now I think about it.

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