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48 minutes ago, Yinn said:

 

 

 

 

 

Nearly 1.25 million people die in road crashes each year, on average 3,287 deaths a day. An additional 20-50 million are injured or disabled. More than half of all road traffic deaths occur among young adults ages 15-44.

 

In the past 5 years males have represented 69% of all fatalities, 65% of serious injuries yet only 48% of minor injuries.

 

If only woman drive, less people will die. Sure.

Every country the same. What is wrong the man brain?

From the numbers you gave, it appears that Thailand
has more that twice the road mortality per capita than the world average

 

My congratulations

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52 minutes ago, Yinn said:

 

 

 

 

 

Nearly 1.25 million people die in road crashes each year, on average 3,287 deaths a day. An additional 20-50 million are injured or disabled. More than half of all road traffic deaths occur among young adults ages 15-44.

 

In the past 5 years males have represented 69% of all fatalities, 65% of serious injuries yet only 48% of minor injuries.

 

If only woman drive, less people will die. Sure.

Every country the same. What is wrong the man brain?

Why do you hate men? I'm a good driver, but my wife isn't.

 

   It's a worldwide phenomenal that men are better in technique and driving, 

 

  That seems to go back to a time long ago ( thousands of years) when we had to protect you and do all the practical things while you "only" had to give birth to our babies and prepare some food for us. Innit?

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24 minutes ago, Yinn said:

Interesting. Thailand not to bad this one.......

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8 hours ago, Yinn said:

 

Nearly 1.25 million people die in road crashes each year, on average 3,287 deaths a day. An additional 20-50 million are injured or disabled. More than half of all road traffic deaths occur among young adults ages 15-44.

 

In the past 5 years males have represented 69% of all fatalities, 65% of serious injuries yet only 48% of minor injuries.

 

If only woman drive, less people will die. Sure.

Every country the same. What is wrong the man brain?

An interesting observation.

Since the subject matter is the road toll in Thailand your closing question should rather be:

....."what is wrong with Thai man/child brain?" 

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The Thai Government have no commitment to reducing the road toll as there is no kickbacks or brown envelopes. Thai Goverment needs to bite the bullet, and set up a review and implementation commitee to review the complete structure of the police force.This commitee should be made up of senior or retired police officers from some of the best policed countries in the world.eg.Uk,Germany,Switzerland to name a few.The lack of education and nepatism of the Thai Police is but the tip of the iceberg, promotion by paying the officers above the vacancy for the candidate to be promoted is just one rotten branch of the whole rotten tree.This of course will never happen as too many "elite" will miss out on their "tea money" and secondly Thais cannot stand losing face by admitting they are wrong or incapable.  

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18 hours 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 

 

Well, according to the article the real figure is 24,000 to 26,000 deaths a year. Let's say 25,000 and divide by 365 and you get 68.5 which is over double internet data numbers

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some bright spark said HE was going to get it down to ZERO....this can NOT BE DONE in this place or any country !!

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It all comes back to the appalling ease of gaining a drivers license. My Thai Wife is 43 years old, had never driven a car and all she had to do was have lessons, minimum 5 hours, with two off road and three on road, pass an online exam at the driving school and then off to Land Transport to collect her license, all within ten days!!!!

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17 minutes ago, essox essox said:

some bright spark said HE was going to get it down to ZERO....this can NOT BE DONE in this place or any country !!

Was that the same guy who said he would clear BKK of traffic?

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The General is more interested in Plastic bags

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Thai roads just like the dodgem car ride,

being good at avoiding other users is a full time role while driving 

in Thailand switch on and live.

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18 hours ago, Eligius said:

If anyone wants to know what the Thai faux-elite REALLY think of their fellow Thais (the serfs), just look at what they have doggedly and consistently and persistently NOT done, decade after decade after decade, to stop the slaughter of Thais on the roads.

 

This is the highest proof (if proof were needed) that the 'elected' leaders of the land DO NOT CARE A WHIT ABOUT THAIS! THE SERFS' TINY AND GROVELLING LITTLE LIVES ARE MEANINGLESS AND WORTHLESS IN THE EYES OF THE 'ELITE'.

 

 

Well yes,but the innate stupidity of Thai drivers not taking the most simple and basic precautions (replace a rear tail light) etc rather leads me to believe that they rather reap what they sow.

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1 hour ago, essox essox said:

some bright spark said HE was going to get it down to ZERO....this can NOT BE DONE in this place or any country !!

I think he was referring to the IQ ....which is likely far more achievable.

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1 hour ago, AJS150654 said:

It all comes back to the appalling ease of gaining a drivers license. My Thai Wife is 43 years old, had never driven a car and all she had to do was have lessons, minimum 5 hours, with two off road and three on road, pass an online exam at the driving school and then off to Land Transport to collect her license, all within ten days!!!!

Did mine last month. 10 hours practical (two hours of which were on the road) and just over half a day of theory before taking both practical and theory tests. My wife did hers a couple of weeks earlier. The practical test requires three things, 1) drive forward and reverse between a set of posts, 2) reverse park in parking bay, and 3) drive alongside the curb and stop (not exceeding 25 cm from the curb). Theory test is 50 questions and you must get at least 45 correct. Because some of the "correct" answers for the English test are actually wrong, I took the test in Thai.  

 

Basically, the test does not focus anywhere near enough on driving on the roads, etiquette, things to watch out for, etc. But I have my license now and bought a new car so at 56 I will start on the massive learning curve of driving a car on the dangerous roads of Thailand. BTW I have not driven a car since I was 18 (and failed my test in the UK).  

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17 hours ago, Artisi said:

As for watching more dogs than Thais - no, dogs usually have better sense than many Thai drivers / riders - so no need to pay as much attention. 

 

I have seen more dead dogs on the nations highways and byways than dead humans (of any nationality).

 

Once again, YMMV, eh?

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