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11 minutes ago, Acharn said:

I am reminded that you know you've lived in Bangkok too long when you look both ways before crossing the sidewalk.

Or driven in Thailand when you look both ways before pulling out on a one way street

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Th zebra crossings ar there only to stop us from sinking into the road and to warn us that there may be a road there.

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On 11/14/2019 at 11:00 AM, mauGR1 said:

So, if the cars don't have to stop for pedestrians on zebra crossings, what is the meaning of zebra crossings in Thailand ?

they are TOURIST ATTRACTIONS.....loads flock here to see them, and watch the reaction of crossers and drivers.....!!!

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On 11/14/2019 at 11:17 AM, ballpoint said:

No matter what colour you are, you'll still stand out.

But you still only have a 50 / 50 chance.

now you see me now you don’t

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Having lived in NYC (USA) (and looking forward to retirement to Thailand), a few observations about traffic here in NYC might provide some perspective.  The rules of the road in NYC are clear and enforced.  Nevertheless, whenever the opportunity presents itself it seems to be ignored big time.   Red lights sped through.  Crosswalk ignored with pedestrians treated like scum.  Nowadays there is the additional danger to pedestrians of the newly installed bike lanes , which can be hard to negotiate and with bicyclists the most casual at observing the laws, with even nastier dispositions than drivers.  The thing that makes this even more hazardous is that sometimes rules are enforced and sometimes the rules seem to suddenly be suspended.  So everything that’s happening in LOS is a pretty common occurrence here, too.  It’s just a bit more unpredictable as to where and when.   My guess is that a lot of times the craziness of NYC traffic is due to the constant influx of immigrants Bringing with them different concepts of laws and rules.  Outside of this big metropolis, in the suburbs, things are far more predictable and calm.  At least that’s how it used to be.  But everything changes so I may be wrong.  Anyhow this is one more time that reading Thai Visa has provided some insight and hopefully preparation for The Big Move.  Thanks to you all for the enjoyable and informative read.  

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On 11/14/2019 at 11:00 AM, mauGR1 said:

So, if the cars don't have to stop for pedestrians on zebra crossings, what is the meaning of zebra crossings in Thailand ?

they are there to add colour to the otherwise drab roads....!!!

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1 minute ago, essox essox said:

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nothing here for fines regarding NOT stopping for pedestrians !!! look number 7 and 13 !!!

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All signs, rules, laws and advertising in Thailand are placed simply to give the impression of normalcy.

 

Nothing is normal in Thailand. Where else in the world can you be assured of being run over on a pedestrian crossing, attacked and robbed by men dressed as women, severely beaten for questioning your bar bill and refused entry to the country on the whim of a local immigration officer? So exciting. Adventure tourism at its best.

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18 hours ago, Marpa47 said:

Having lived in NYC (USA) (and looking forward to retirement to Thailand), a few observations about traffic here in NYC might provide some perspective.  The rules of the road in NYC are clear and enforced.  Nevertheless, whenever the opportunity presents itself it seems to be ignored big time.   Red lights sped through.  Crosswalk ignored with pedestrians treated like scum.  Nowadays there is the additional danger to pedestrians of the newly installed bike lanes , which can be hard to negotiate and with bicyclists the most casual at observing the laws, with even nastier dispositions than drivers.  The thing that makes this even more hazardous is that sometimes rules are enforced and sometimes the rules seem to suddenly be suspended.  So everything that’s happening in LOS is a pretty common occurrence here, too.  It’s just a bit more unpredictable as to where and when.   My guess is that a lot of times the craziness of NYC traffic is due to the constant influx of immigrants Bringing with them different concepts of laws and rules.  Outside of this big metropolis, in the suburbs, things are far more predictable and calm.  At least that’s how it used to be.  But everything changes so I may be wrong.  Anyhow this is one more time that reading Thai Visa has provided some insight and hopefully preparation for The Big Move.  Thanks to you all for the enjoyable and informative read.  

I'm surprised you bought into the idoitic 800,000 baht deposit in a Thai bank.  Then there is the 90 day reporting along with the TM30 to deal with not to mention the annual trek to immgration to renew your one year visa extension.

 

All that starts to wear thin over the years.  Thailand isn't the best retirement destination for western retirees as it was just a few years ago.  

 

Another thing to keep in mind if you do end up driving here, the police will tend to find you guilty and hold you responsible for any vehicle accidents you are involved in.  Just something to think about.

      

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We have one of those crossings INSIDE our school grounds. A teacher MUST be present on the crossing or the PARENTS won't stop for the CHILDREN......they do stop for their own kids though, lol.

 

Rant over.

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