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Father issues zebra crossing warning after daughter 9 mown down outside her school

 

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A father has spoken to the media after his nine year old daughter was run over by a motor cyclist on a zebra crossing outside her school in downtown Chiang Mai. 

 

"Nong Nine" was crossing the road and the motorcycle fled the scene. She suffered a broken ankle and has to wear plaster for two weeks. 

 

Father Ong-art, 34, warned people about the lack of safety of zebra crossings even outside schools. He called for the hit and run driver to own up and take responsibility.

 

This was outside a well known school on the Charoen Prathet Road around midday. Police were informed.

 

The father said that CCTV cameras should be installed to catch people who flout the law in this manner. 

 

Sanook reporters went to the scene and found a push button crossing - but very few motorists bothering to stop. 

 

Source: Sanook

 

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23 minutes ago, webfact said:

The father said that CCTV cameras should be installed to catch people who flout the law in this manner. 

Sorry, those CCTV's are too busy being used to bump revenues from red light runners. Not enough zebra runners to make them cost effective.

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Where in many other countries around the world zebra crossing is a must give way, in Thailand it's an advisory and up to the driver discretion to stop or not...

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14 minutes ago, Katipo said:

I hate to say this, but despite what the Gov might like people to think, zebra crossings in Thailand are nothing more than white stripes of paint on the road. They serve no function whatsoever. 

They lower unemployment. Stay positive! 

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There is a zebra crossing and signs outside my son's school in Bangkok.

 

Makes no difference. From hundreds and hundreds of times crossing that road last 4 years on that spot i would say maybe once or twice someone stopped voluntarily. Morning and afternoon when school stops they have to have a policeman on this small soi there to allow the kids to cross the street or nobody would ever stop. When I dare to cross and they have to stop I you get is honks and cursing. Tuk Tuk drivers and motobike taxis being the worst.

 

So i can't let my kids go to or from school alone because of this. It is a small street just one lane each way but still too dangerous.

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My turn to be anti, your drivers and your lack of policing. Most dangerous country in the world for driving. You sort it out.

Lucky your daughter is not lying in the road with her brain matter all over the road.

Live with it, lack of law and lack of policing, up there you are not even classed as a third world country. There is no classification for 9th place.

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45 minutes ago, VocalNeal said:

Crossing guards? If banks and condos can have tw@ts with a flag and whistles why can't schools. 

some schools have them, one on a very busy soi off Sukhumvit has a cop and school guards out each morning helping the kids cross.

 

The problem is, as many have said is whether to stop or not, of course when it is guards and cops flagging you to stop then not a problem, but when not, it is a problem. I have to check what is coming behind me, and always hit the hazards, but sometimes you know that idiot barreling down the road ain't going to stop, so you have to go through the crossing even through there are people waiting. 

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