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

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simple concepts such as "accidents are caused by speeding" are actually dangerous, not helpful. 

you see drivers going very slow in the far right lane, which to any safe driver indicates that that vehicle is not focused on their driving.  worse, many times such vehicles will cause bottlenecks with folks driving at a normal pace. 

"accidents" almost always are from not 'maintaining an out'.  which requires an alert, thinking... even if that means somewhat stressed.... driver of the vehicle.  always ready to go left, right, stop or accelerate.... depending on road situations.  often times 'always having an out' means going slower than normal..... but that does not mean going slower is safe as a simple mindless rule of some kind.  the opposite.  it means when going slower is your best 'out', it's good driving.  there is a big difference there.  and of course, being sleepy or drunk or preoccupied means your 'outs' are very limited or you don't even have one... at ANY speed. 

just on that aspect, I see this way too often here.   

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11 hours ago, Tayaout said:

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

In the village where we live we have just found out that there is 14 year old school girl who is pregnant. The boyfriend is 14 also!!

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Under road accidents one of the solutions is to enforce the law seriously and continuously. This will be a first and who is going to do it? Until they get patrols out on the roads instead of sitting around in the office playing on media, this is never going to happen!!

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I was recently travelling in Indonesia and the traffic there seemed by far more chaotic than in Thailand. There were much more motorcycles on the roads than in Thailand. I asked about accident statistics, and one explanation given to me was that in Indonesia, If a car is involved in an accident with a motorcycle, almost always, it is the car that is the guilty party by way of being able to avoid a collision with more careful driving. That is very much in line with the basic traffic rules in Sweden (where I'm from) " A driver must always drive in such a way and with such speed, as to always be able to prevent or avoid an accident". So, in Indonesia, this was given as a reason why the accidents are fewer there than in Thailand.

I'm also a bit surprised that motorcycles is only 39% of the accidents, I have always seen much higher figures previously, like 60 - 80% in some Songkran reports.

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10 minutes ago, worrab said:

In the village where we live we have just found out that there is 14 year old school girl who is pregnant. The boyfriend is 14 also!!

same same.....and both too young to have sex.....

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Another tragic death last friday, 16 1/2 yr old son of a local friend, killed on motorbike, crash hat strap not done up so it comes off, skids and hits telegraph pole, dead child

 

The police and schools do little, and are to a large extent to blame

 

Each time a school child killed take a teacher from the school and a local policeman, and execute one of them

 

This would bring  positive results

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I've just been driving on a dual carriage way when all of a sudden a minivan comes out of the soi on my left he turns into the on coming traffic drive down the wrong side of the road until he reaches the U turn then proceeds to cross over the road to get on the other side of the road, what he should have done was turn left gone up the road to the next U turn, 

The road was quiet busy this morning

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12 hours ago, Tayaout said:

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

 

12 hours ago, Orton Rd said:

Must be a mistake, 5.1 % more like it

looks like some lost in translation numbers in the charts.
maybe 51 % of the reported teenage pregnancies are in school.

What about the other pregnancies, p.e. in villages, shotgun marriages ?

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12 hours ago, Tayaout said:

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

Perhaps what they are saying is that it is 51% higher than the average rate in other countries.

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Suppose you can add to this the unpaid fines too.

13 million plus in around 8 months. 

That's another one for the Guinness Book of Records. 

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12 hours ago, Tayaout said:

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

A gut full of som tam, a quick bottle of san song, a quick fumble and the odd grunt.

The bloke buggers off to his next one.

 

Maybe condoms should be distributed in school first aid rooms free....

 

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12 hours ago, seajae said:

better education would go a long way towards accidents and teenage pregnancies, trouble is no one really gives a sh*t about either. Road deaths age group starts at 15, too young to have a licence, if police actually got off their fat butts and did what they are paid for especially if they had cars instead of pick ups and proper road bikes to enable them to be pro active on the roads they might just start to get the numbers to drop, big fines and seizure of vehicles would also help if enforced. Teaching teenagers about contraceptives in school would also help, parents actually taking an interest in what their kids do would too but that would require them to actually do something other than play on their phones and drink.

 

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Teenage pregnancy; Could be 5.1 % get pregnant and of those 51.% continue their studies. They mixed up the numbers maybe. Whatever, as a whole all this figures show a rather grim picture of Thailand. Interesting to read all  their solutions which never will be implemented.

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Thai Police corruptions plus government ignorance now and in the future

Plus many stupid laws will be with Thailand for a long long time.

If you drive .... JUST BE CAREFUL .... !!!

 

 

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