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Video: One lucky 61 year old Thai on a motorcycle - lights to be installed

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5 minutes ago, Jane Dough said:

anticipation

That is the keyword when riding or driving, anticipating what the unexpected is about to throw at you, mind you, I am not game enough to ride here as I know there is no deterrent for drivers on the roads, alcohol, speeding etc etc.

 

I can read what when and how it is all going to pan out everyday to me, the wife has given up saying to me, watch out for this or that, as she knows, I see it from a long ways before they even know I do, although at night I encourage her to keep her eyes wide open for bikes with no tail lights, or side cars with no tail lights, someone once told me they don't have tail lights because they don't want ghosts to follow them home, and I took the bait, hook line and sinker 😂

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What a lovely ambiguous heading. One is inclined to ask 'where' but I don't want to risk annoying the moderators, Ha!

'Video: One lucky 61 year old Thai on a motorcycle - lights to be installed'

 

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Would it be useful to know which driver had the right of way at this junction? Can someone identify the junction on Google Maps?

 

P.S. I think I found it here: 

google.ch/maps/@12.7436303,101.2844911,3a,90y,125.9h,88.34t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sKsrgSE3s6vxYLZZ4VKY4Fg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

 

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I finally got the video to load and run. Is it legal in Thailand to overtake at an intersection or junction?

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They need more traffic lights in Thailand. Modern technology. Plus Somchai gets a kickback for every one installed. 😉👍

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17 hours ago, Jane Dough said:

True, but if you ride a bike and come across the situation where a turning car could be concealing something coming onto the road you must slow in anticipation. It is one of the main lessons in defensive riding. I've done hundreds of thousands of KMs and somehow managed to stay alive...

 

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Can I add    don't overtake at a junction?

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14 hours ago, Maestro said:

I finally got the video to load and run. Is it legal in Thailand to overtake at an intersection or junction?

At best it's a stupid thing to do.

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3 hours ago, overherebc said:

Can I add    don't overtake at a junction?

Absolutely.

 

The utmost care is needed at all manner of U-turns and intersections. I slow down (checking behind me first) when I come up to any even if I don't see anyone in sight. 

 

Some might be interested in the following story. The closest I came to death was when going home along Rachada Pisek Road in Bangkok toward Klong Toey after a night out. A car in front of me (I was on a motorcycle) in the central lane suddenly swerved out of the way because right in front, stopped, was another car. 

 

To this day I don't know how I had reactions quick enough to swerve and avoid going into the back of the parked car at full tilt. The bike - a 250cc rebel - felt like jelly underneath me. 

 

But not nearly as jellylike as my legs felt as I tried to get sleep that night. 

 

I failed in that endeavor. 

 

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9 minutes ago, Jane Dough said:

Absolutely.

 

The utmost care is needed at all manner of U-turns and intersections. I slow down (checking behind me first) when I come up to any even if I don't see anyone in sight. 

 

Some might be interested in the following story. The closest I came to death was when going home along Rachada Pisek Road in Bangkok toward Klong Toey after a night out. A car in front of me (I was on a motorcycle) in the central lane suddenly swerved out of the way because right in front, stopped, was another car. 

 

To this day I don't know how I had reactions quick enough to swerve and avoid going into the back of the parked car at full tilt. The bike - a 250cc rebel - felt like jelly underneath me. 

 

But not nearly as jellylike as my legs felt as I tried to get sleep that night. 

 

I failed in that endeavor. 

 

Rooster

Seems to be a mindset here that if the vehicle in front slows down then the driver/rider behind as a first response is to go left or right to get past. 

Almost no thought as to why the vehicle in front is slowing. The usual 2 metres max between cars has to be the biggest fender bender cause.

I've seen 7 cars all stuck together on the 'motorway' to Bangkok and I'll believe anyone who can beat that count. 😆

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