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Thailand still ranks No.1 in region in road accidents: national think tank (see infographics)


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10 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

Thailand still ranks No.1 in region in road accidents: national think tank (see infographics)

A "National Think Tank", that sounds much more impressive than just a common old run of the mill committee chaired by you know who. And then as a bonus there will be cartoon style infographics; that will surely help reduce the toll.

I doubt it will make any difference to the taxi driver I had yesterday. He took me on an exciting white knuckle high speed ride to the airport. Spent most of the time on the inside undertaking lane between the concrete wall and those massive semi trailer trucks hammering alone right beside me.

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about 50% accidents caused by reckless driving.

 

ABOUT means a guess so not a real statistic.

50% is wrong does this mean other 50% is caused by the vehicle, BS. Lets say ABOUT 98% is caused by people who dont respect the road or others on the road " me first" syndrome.

 

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18 minutes ago, Cadbury said:

A "National Think Tank", that sounds much more impressive than just a common old run of the mill committee chaired by you know who. And then as a bonus there will be cartoon style infographics; that will surely help reduce the toll.

I doubt it will make any difference to the taxi driver I had yesterday. He took me on an exciting white knuckle high speed ride to the airport. Spent most of the time on the inside undertaking lane between the concrete wall and those massive semi trailer trucks hammering alone right beside me.

Same thing happened to me the other day except no semi trucks. I think we had the same driver. Only good thing was his car seemed to top out at a certain speed because I think of gears. Had even over taken the speeding ambulance at the last mile. I just kept my eyes down into my phone.

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Will never change until the police are run other than a business. Police have to pay to get in, for promotion, training, uniforms, guns, vehicles and travel. Some even pay the costs of running services at the police stations. With all these expenses and low wages, and little in the way of national funding, the police concentrate on reducing wasteful activities like patrolling, and concentrate on income generators like checkpoints,”gifts” from business owners, and running side businesses. 

 

Does anyone think that the red light/speed cameras would have been introduced if they were not seen as a profit generator?

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I'm amazed, they know where the faults lay but implementation of the correct policing is still the main problem in applying any of the new or old rules is the problem; when are the authorities going to realise that the soft approach is seen as weakness amongst the Thai youth, they know that by paying a few Baht to the police (depending on what they have been involved in) they will walk away with a slap on the wrist. 

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10 hours ago, fishtank said:

Of course it does.

It always will until the police decide to actually decide to do anything about it.

While the police are only interested in collecting dinner money nothing will change.

As long as Thailand continues to pay its police near-starvation wages, why should anything change? What's the incentive? It seems to me that most Thais are only concerned with putting food on the table and that it's a daily challenge. Ethical, moral societies are for those who can afford them, not those struggling to stay alive on a day-to-day basis. The 1% who keep their feet firmly on the necks of the rest have no interest in changing the status quo, therefore it will not change.

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10 hours ago, Tayaout said:

51% teens pregnancy? This is huge. In my country I know almost nobody who got pregnant before finishing high school... 

I don't buy that number for a second, and if this number is wildly inaccurate, what does that say about all the other numbers?

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When it comes to road safety many of the things I read are accurate and I didn't need to get paid to come up with the data. The problem is talk and data are cheap why nothing is done outside of the talking is the real problem here!

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4 minutes ago, quandow said:

I don't buy that number for a second, and if this number is wildly inaccurate, what does that say about all the other numbers?

As for the driving, they got themselves listed as number #9 Globally!  That is a big laugh!  fuzzy math?

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4 minutes ago, quandow said:

I don't buy that number for a second, and if this number is wildly inaccurate, what does that say about all the other numbers?

Even assuming that the numbers aren't just plucked out of the air, I believe that 51% referred to an increase in the number of cases.

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1 minute ago, GalaxyMan said:

As long as Thailand continues to pay its police near-starvation wages, why should anything change?

I know a pro-Thaksin officer, was upper mid level. Three nice cars, beautiful home, lovely wife. Then came the regime change. He wasn't fired, but was moved to an inactive post where all he received was his salary. Within a year, cars all gone along with his wife and he had to move into a much humbler studio apartment. Of COURSE if they're not paid a living wage they will abuse their positions.

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