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The carnage continues: 554 dead this month, year to date 11,462

 

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Daily News continued their campaign to highlight the appalling carnage on the Thai roads that are known for being some of the most deadly in the world. 

 

They said that fatalities at the scene of accidents on Monday claimed the lives of 21 people.

 

They caution that these are just those that die at the scene - in reality when hospital deaths and all regions report their stats the figures are much higher. 

 

It is thought that between 24,000 and 26,000 die annually on the Thai roads, notes Thaivisa.

 

So far in October 554 have died at the scene of accidents. 

 

The total for the year nationwide is 11,462. 

 

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Picture: Daily News

 

Figures are reported every day by Daily News who highlighted the need to be vigilant at U-turns in their story about an air-conditioned bus on Route 29 that collided with the back of a container truck.

 

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Picture: Daily News

 

Seven passengers on the bus were injured in the accident on Pahonyothin Road near the Kesri 5 housing estate in Klong 1, Klong Luang district north of Bangkok. 

 

The truck driver was trying to execute a U-turn at the time. 

 

Source: Daily News

 

 
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They cannot even tell the truth about road deaths, if you die in an ambulance on the way to Hospital or a week later after getting there you are a traffic fatality, not an injury.

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I blame the dog.

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Lack of access to education and therefore poor knowledge are the main factors behind a majority of the avoidable fatalities. A high percentage of Thais are either unskilled, on low incomes or unemployed. This means that generation after generation suffer from from their parents and they in turn are poorly educated. The Government have gradually introduced new rules and regulations into the lol Thai Highway Code lol but the police either are not aware of them or just do not care about implementing them.

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Can’t help but wonder how many of these casualties occurred during someone's time-critical, momentous and absolutely necessary Facebook update.

 

 

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They are more worried about Tourism, get them numbers up 

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If they could stop a 3rd of them deaths imagine how much money they would save at the hospitals 

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1 hour ago, RichardColeman said:

Quick look at some internet data for deaths annually on the road per 100,000 of population.

UK - 3.1,  Thailand - 32.7 !

 

Personally I think that 32.7 is low 

 

Agree. Could easily be double with their driving "skills".

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