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Calls for higher wall as fourth motorcyclist dies on same Sri Racha bridge this year

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41 minutes ago, likerdup1 said:

Are the guys in the picture morning the death of the motorbike? You'd think they'd be looking over the barrier rather than at the bike. Wow???

They are working out how much they could get for scrap.

RIP the rider!

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1 hour ago, Anythingleft? said:

why always with an alternate option other than addressing the root cause?!?!?!......

That's the only way to save face - blame the road, weather conditions, brake failures, lack of 'holy water' etc. etc.

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1 hour ago, 4MyEgo said:

It wouldn't take much to put up some kind of mesh fencing, but the question is, do they really care about saving lives on Thai roads, and I think we all know the answer there, "up to you"

Not sure how many deaths it takes before someone decides to do something, they have to take the money and use it rather than pocketing it. Judging by the Hwy 7 access flyover, off Sukhumvit neading North in Pattaya there needs to be 3-4 high profile incidents and deaths. 

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

lost control on loose sand.

How about enforcing laws on lorries  dumping <deleted>  on the roads  or actually  keeping roads free from rubbish like this also, followed many  lorries  spilling rubbish off the back and mounds of  loose  gravel all over Thai  roads, roadworks  with  rubbish all around them when theyve  finsihed.

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1 hour ago, NCC1701A said:

why not remove the barrier completely? it is just in the way. 

and the brakes too,  I mean they always  fail so.............

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46 minutes ago, jacko45k said:

Not sure how many deaths it takes before someone decides to do something, they have to take the money and use it rather than pocketing it. Judging by the Hwy 7 access flyover, off Sukhumvit neading North in Pattaya there needs to be 3-4 high profile incidents and deaths. 

Judging by the amount of deaths of Thai roads annually, usually somewhere in the vicinity of 23,000-24,000 around 70% are reported to be bikes, one can only guess how many riding without helmets, are intoxicated, etc, etc, etc, while the lack of police presence remains the same year in year out, with lack of law enforcement, the death rates will continue to remain the same or climb.

 

One solution would be to cull the police force and start over again, while at it, I can think of a few other agencies 🙂

 

Worth a shot.

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3 hours ago, webfact said:

A motorway rescue official who saw the accident said that the rider was driving at speed and lost control

Nuff said.

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4 hours ago, likerdup1 said:

This is the best solution and is done on MOST all USA over passes. the likelihood of a motorbike rider dying from the fall is WAY more than him bouncing off the fence and back onto the road, at least there on the road he has a fighting chance.

Only problem here is , if he bounces back off the wall and under some poor innocent drivers vehicle , that poor sod will get arrested and charged with manslaughter.

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5 hours ago, NCC1701A said:

why not remove the barrier completely? it is just in the way. 

At last a common sense approach... you can't stop accidents but you can remove the obstacles.

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They could build a wall 50m high, clean the roads daily but some clowns will still find their way into it, over it or though it. There is no solution to Thai driving inabilities.... other than a compulsory trade in of vehicles in return for a buffalo.

 

A buffalo a least provides some road sense.

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Inappropriate speed has nothing to do with the deaths, no-no-no. Let us build a higher wall so it will be easier to collect the dead bodies as they will stay on this side of the wall.

 

TiT 9+ on my scale 1-10.

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19 hours ago, CGW said:

Root cause appears to have been "sand" on the road that the bike skidded/slid on? May be an idea to clean the roads occasionally and prevent overloaded trucks dumping their loads on the roads! - but that would take active policing so not going to happen!

In Australia we have things called road sweepers that clean all the roads and highways, not just humans with straw brooms.

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1 hour ago, a977 said:

In Australia we have things called road sweepers that clean all the roads and highways, not just humans with straw brooms.

 

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