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Confusing road markings contributed to fatal accident involving abbot

 

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A leading road safety expert has pointed the finger of blame at road markings at the scene of a fatal accident at the end of last month. 

 

Two people were killed in a pick-up that was doing a U-turn on Pahonyothin Road (KM marker 179-180) in Lopburi's Khok Samrong district. 

 

The abbot of Wat Prabat Nam Phu who was travelling in a van was injured. 

 

Dr Thanapong Jinwong told Naew Na that colored markings in the middle of the road were a contributing factor in the crash. 

 

He said that the markings were confusing and led to overtaking problems as vehicles waited to make U-turns on the busy road.  

 

Source: Naew Na

 

 

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they are just so bloody impatient, take yesterday, i see a guy, opposite the junction,  working on the light control; box i was first in line , our light goes out completely , i wait a few seconds, nothing, i ease into the junction, (blind view left and right) this <deleted> in a 4x4 pulled out around me, caution to the wind, and how the hell the chap on the motorbike did not T bone him i will never know.

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A tad embarrassing but what does the white line with the cross hatching mean ?

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1 hour ago, mercman24 said:

they are just so bloody impatient, take yesterday, i see a guy, opposite the junction,  working on the light control; box i was first in line , our light goes out completely , i wait a few seconds, nothing, i ease into the junction, (blind view left and right) this <deleted> in a 4x4 pulled out around me, caution to the wind, and how the hell the chap on the motorbike did not T bone him i will never know.

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As if anyone really cares about road markings here. They not even care about signs and traffic rules...

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Ban Pheu, in Udon Thani, has 5 sets of lights. 4 of them have right arrows in both directions when they go green. So you get a green light to proceed ahead, and the driver opposite you has a green arrow to turn right across your path. The 5th set of lights is only a T intersection.

 

 

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Actually I glad a photo like the OP has turned up. A while back various section of the road 210 from Udorn to Nongbualamphu were resurfaced and the former road markings were replaced with new ones I hadn't seen before. I have looked in Thai road sign and markings both in books and on the the net and I can't find the one displayed in the photo; the solid white line with the white bars/stripe painted across it. I have looked at international road marks, UK and Europe and none show this. I realise that I should know so I was going to an office an ask. Perhaps instead, someone here can tell me what it means. Thanks in advance.

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3 hours ago, Geoffggi said:

With a nation that don't even recognise traffic lights what does one expect....!!

Your statement is not entirely correct.

Traffic Lights are recognized by the Local Authority where I reside.

At night, they turn off the Lights to save Electric ( I think, I cannot reason why ).

At 4 AM the Lights are not working, and flash either Amber, or Red , and this is on a Major Highway route with a Crossroads

Insane

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  road signs & markings  to thai drivers are suggestions only, they are rarely followed, dont know how many times I have had to brake because some idiot has driven straight through a stop sign, then you have road markings/signs that are put in the wrong place because the ones doing it cant read the directions properly, basically no one cares. Some of the marking are just plain stupid and no one knows what they are supposed to mean, its as if they have just made them up as they are not shown in any road regulations, you just get used to everything being backwards here

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