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Nine thousand dead on the Thai roads this year and counting

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1 hour ago, essox essox said:

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)

partially agree this will impact on newbies what about the idiots already out there?

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10 minutes ago, Geoffggi said:

It is not rocket science, one of the main problems in Thailand is complacency, Thais know they are able to get away with driving or acting how they want and the police unfortunately to a large degree allow them to do just that.

Offenders need to know and realise there is a credible risk of being caught committing any act that is against the law, and that there will be serious consequences for being caught.

Completly true and eath on the roads is just that, a death.  To those "raping" Thailand it is just another common act by people who are considered worthless by the Elite and above. Murder is not a problem either, you get off with that too.

http://www.khaosodenglish.com/politics/2019/05/04/army-drops-charges-against-soldiers-who-kill-6-in-temple/

Until Thais appreciate the sanctity of human life more than money nothing will change.

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On a par with Syria almost.....absolutely disgraceful that virtually nothing of any consequence is done!

Thailand should be totally ashamed and embarrassed that these figures are known globally.

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4 minutes ago, buanmeerugsaa said:

Last year, France with a comparable population to Thailand, had 3,259 road fatalities. 

 

 

 

 

.... and how many were motorbikes ?

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Appointing DPM Prawit to look into road safety. What qualifies Prawit to know anything about road safety. Why don't they hire some real professionals to look into road safety

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heavy fines is the only solution to get thais to drive carefully....

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19 minutes ago, buanmeerugsaa said:

Last year, France with a comparable population to Thailand, had 3,259 road fatalities. 

 

 

France has a police force.

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25 minutes ago, Jip99 said:

 

 

.... and how many were motorbikes ?

The UK has a similar population and just 1770 deaths. Motorcycles amount to 10% of the seriously injured and killed.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/754685/quarterly-estimates-april-to-june-2018.pdf

 

Edit: Motorcycle deaths average 328, so about 18.5% of the total and they represent about 1% of the traffic.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/447673/motorcyclist-casualties-2013-data.pdf

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3 hours ago, legend49 said:

partially agree this will impact on newbies what about the idiots already out there?

 

The same thing applies with those driving cars etc, who do far more damage than a kid on a motorcycle who usually just kills himself. It should have been dealt with decades ago when people began driving in numbers, and now it is far, far too late.

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18 minutes ago, mike324 said:

heavy fines is the only solution to get thais to drive carefully....

 

No-one patrols the roads to see and stop them driving like idiots, so how will they get spotted and fined?

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That's like having 16 A380 Airbus planes crashing in Thailand THIS YEAR ! +-

regards worgeordie

 

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4 hours ago, ezzra said:

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...

Try to change it and the first people to cry foul are the Thais themselves... they like the freedom as it is & except the consequences !

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