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Lethal mix of rain, slippery roads and speed: 65 dead on Thai roads on Monday

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Lethal mix of rain, slippery roads and speed: 65 dead on Thai roads on Monday
 
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In their continuing campaign to highlight the carnage on Thailand's roads Daily News said that 65 died "at the scene" on Monday. 
 
Quoting police at an accident in Ban Chang, Rayong they said that rain, slippery roads and speed were making driving conditions hazardous. 
 
In the central/eastern town a four door pick-up with Bangkok plates on Sukhumvit road bound for Ban Chang from Sattahip hit a power pole. 
 
One died and five were injured. Police said they had been on a night out. 
 
The latest deaths brought the total for August to 991 and the total for the year to date to 9,658.
 
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Daily News caution that these statistic are just for those dead at the scene of accidents. 
 
In reality the figures are far higher, notes Thaivisa, with many safety advocates and even government figures suggesting the figure is about 25,000 per year - or an average of more than 2,000 deaths a month. 
 
If this death toll continues a million people will be killed in Thailand before 2060. 
 
Source: Daily News
 
 
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-- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2019-08-27

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The headline should read Wet roads , alcohol , speed and idiot untrained drivers and riders this is the facts .

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22 minutes ago, webfact said:

In their continuing campaign to highlight the carnage on Thailand's roads Daily News said that 65 died "at the scene" on Monday

That's absolutely insane. 

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10 minutes ago, rkidlad said:

That's absolutely insane. 

The HIGHEST Daily total ( THIS Month )

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It's always the rain, the slippery roads, Dog S++t on the road, the wind, the wrong kind of leaves or any other excuse to cover up the real cause of most accidents....lousy driving.    They just don't understand that you have to drive to the conditions at any given time, not just continue with foot right through the floor every time they get in the driving seat !

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51 minutes ago, webfact said:

In the central/eastern town a four door pick-up with Bangkok plates on Sukhumvit road bound for Ban Chang from Sattahip hit a power pole. 

Seems to me they should ban ALL stationary objects 10m away from ALL roads - though I'm sure Thai drivers would still drive out of their way to hit one !

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

If this death toll continues a million people will be killed in Thailand before 2060. 

And the best thing they've come up with is the point-system....it's just mind-boggling. 

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If the number of people killed on the roads,had of been killed in plane

crashes,there would have been multiple investigations,something would

have been done to prevent more crashes,but on the roads its business as usual

regards Worgeordie.

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4 minutes ago, FarFlungFalang said:

On what Monday did 65 Thais die?

Bike riders make up about 75% of deaths usually

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32 minutes ago, RotBenz8888 said:

And the best thing they've come up with is the point-system....it's just mind-boggling. 

Introducing a real driving test just seems beyond them for some reason, maybe they just do not really care enough?

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3 minutes ago, Orton Rd said:

Bike riders make up about 75% of deaths usually

Is part of that % figure because only at the scene deaths are counted in the figures?

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42 minutes ago, RotBenz8888 said:

And the best thing they've come up with is the point-system....it's just mind-boggling. 

A points system that allows for multipule drink driving offences until your licence is suspended for 3 months. Alice in wonderland comes to mind.

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One would think at the high rate of families and friends affected by road deaths that there would be grassroots efforts all over the place - yet Thais just seem not to get upset and react to changing the cause of road accidents 

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A line from a Bond movie comes to mind with regards Thai motorcyclists..."I am invincible" - Boris Ivanovich Grishenko...Goldeneye.

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