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Nine thousand dead on the Thai roads this year and counting

 

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Thai caption: Campaign to lessen road death toll: 13th August 57 dead at the scene. Since start of year 9,160 corpses

 

Daily News reported that 57 people died at the scene of road accidents on Tuesday bringing the total for the year to 9,160. 

 

They caution that this is only those who perish at the scene of accidents. In reality the total death toll is considerably higher. 

 

DPM Prawit Wongsuwan and a top policeman looking into ways to improve conditions on the roads have both admitted in recent days that the death toll in Thailand is in excess of 20,000 per year, notes Thaivisa. 

 

Thai and international organisations have stated that it is likely to be about 25,000 fatalities per year.

 

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Daily News are running a daily campaign to increase awareness and they highlighted speeding and tailgating in their headline today. 

 

They reported on an accident in which a couple in Samut Sakhon were lucky to escape serious injury when a pick-up slammed into their coconut shop after swerving to avoid a parked truck. The driver also survived with minor injuries.

 

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Source: Daily News

 

 

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5 minutes ago, Vacuum said:

Doesn't matter. The numbers are alarming.

and will progress to a larger number.....will never decrease until a very hard driving test is passed by well qualified examiners ( who will be as scarce as rocking horse **it)

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What more can be said that hasn't been said already a thousand times? as long as drives and riders disregard the laws and common sense,  corpses will continue to pile up...

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1 minute ago, CNXexpat said:

Enforcing the TM30 for Thailand´s safety but doing nothing against more than 20,000 dead people in traffic every year. I think they have the wrong priorities. 

no they have them right...............YOUR IN THAILAND !!!!!

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2 minutes ago, CNXexpat said:

Enforcing the TM30 for Thailand´s safety but doing nothing against more than 20,000 dead people in traffic every year. I think they have the wrong priorities. 

20,000 dead people are not a threat to 'national' security'.

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how and why and when DOES ONE SWERVE to avoid an already parked object.

One sees it from a distance and then takes the appropriate manouver to drive past.....!!

BUT NO ....thais do not see this as a problem then gets near and thiks OHHHHHHHHHHHHH!! there is a parked vehicle THEN HE/SHE swerves to miss said vehicle.....

I have never SWERVED to avoid a parked vehicle,like many others on here WHO CAN DRIVE PROPERLY....

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1 minute ago, Vacuum said:

20,000 dead people are not a threat to 'national' security'.

20,000 are dead and it could be much less. It doesn´t matter if they die from bombs or bad, stupid, uneducated driving (often without driver license). And it costs the country billions every year. If farangs would kill 100 Thais per year, they would check us much more. If bad driving kills ten thousands, nobody cares. That´s strange.

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11 minutes ago, essox essox said:

how and why and when DOES ONE SWERVE to avoid an already parked object.

When one has got his nose stuck in smart phone and doesn't see the object until the last moment.

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11 minutes ago, CNXexpat said:

20,000 are dead and it could be much less. It doesn´t matter if they die from bombs or bad, stupid, uneducated driving (often without driver license). And it costs the country billions every year. If farangs would kill 100 Thais per year, they would check us much more. If bad driving kills ten thousands, nobody cares. That´s strange.

Yes, strange indeed. We will never understand their way of thinking.

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Daily News reported that 57 people died at the scene of road accidents on Tuesday bringing the total for the year to 9,160.

 

And how many died on the way to the super hospitals without an emergency OP, or a few hours/days after the accident.

 

  How many of them have lost body parts and are disabled?

 

   The real number is way higher. 

   

 

  

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58 minutes ago, webfact said:

Daily News reported that 57 people died at the scene of road accidents on Tuesday bringing the total for the year to 9,160

 

59 minutes ago, webfact said:

 

Thai and international organisations have stated that it is likely to be about 25,000 fatalities per year

9,000 up until mid Aug .. Hmmm is that correct .. 

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