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Video: No matter how well you drive on Thai roads... the Grim Reaper awaits

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I think I'm OK, I drive at least 12k every year and have done so since 2004. I drive a great big truck with plenty of power so I have an advantage over smaller vehicles, I'm also not a motorbike which means I'm in the 20% rather than the 80%. I also don't drink plus I rarely drive at night plus I'm a defensive/aggressive driver with plenty of experience. I estimate my risk of dying in an RTA is probably in the low single digits and I can, no pun intended, live with that.

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4 hours ago, lemonjelly said:

Might do a year or so in the cells, then back driving buses again I guess 

He got punished, he’s dead ...

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

Prawet police said that bus driver Prayut, 39, (who was taking his vehicle home from the garage) admitted drinking a bit. 

 

He had an alcohol reading of 138 milligrams, nearly three times over the limit. 

Drinking and driving, especially vehicle of this size should equate to premeditated murder or manslaughter, and penalties should be identical.

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2 hours ago, Inepto Cracy said:

Wanchai, 40, the Altis ( my words, Red car driver), died in hospital.

Missed the irony?

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4 hours ago, RichardColeman said:

The only thing disturbing is that I do not find it disturbing anymore - just depressing for the average Thai person

Not to mention the fact that is was played repeatedly on the morning news without a 'warning'.

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So slap on wrist for Bus driver don't do it again

I read and please tell me if wrong but ZERO Alcohol is expectable  

Now he is a Bus Driver YOUR Mother Father Brother Sister Children take buses I'm sure

So stop the BS make people Accountable for there ACTIONS  

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54 minutes ago, saengd said:

I think I'm OK, I drive at least 12k every year and have done so since 2004. I drive a great big truck with plenty of power so I have an advantage over smaller vehicles, I'm also not a motorbike which means I'm in the 20% rather than the 80%. I also don't drink plus I rarely drive at night plus I'm a defensive/aggressive driver with plenty of experience. I estimate my risk of dying in an RTA is probably in the low single digits and I can, no pun intended, live with that.

what do you call a great big truck? A pickup?

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4 hours ago, lemonjelly said:

Might do a year or so in the cells, then back driving buses again I guess 

50 minutes ago, JRUSA said:

He got punished, he’s dead ...

No actually the car driver is dead. The drunken <deleted> driving the bus sadly isn't.

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13 minutes ago, emptypockets said:

what do you call a great big truck? A pickup?

This is about odds and risk, the smaller your transport the higher the risk; the more you drink the higher the risk; drive evening and night, the higher the risk; the less experience of driving here, the higher the risk.

 

Yes, a late model 3 litre pickup truck with airbags.

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Not surprised the food delivery bike couldn't brake in time, Grab and Food Panda drive like lunatics, nearly got taken out by a grab bike the other day and have seen plenty of near misses. I don't mind waiting an extra 5 min for my food lads, if it means you get here alive or don't end up killing someone.

 

The bus driven is an absolute <deleted> of course.

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1 minute ago, saengd said:

This is about odds and risk, the smaller your transport the higher the risk; the more you drink the higher the risk; drive evening and night, the higher the risk; the less experience of driving here, the higher the risk.

 

Yes, a four door 3 litre pickup truck.

So not really a great big truck Practically standard issue in Thailand. Agree with the principle of your post,although the video of the Fortuner on the news being rolled by a smaller vehicle does show the exception to the rule. 

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3 minutes ago, emptypockets said:

So not really a great big truck Practically standard issue in Thailand. Agree with the principle of your post,although the video of the Fortuner on the news being rolled by a smaller vehicle does show the exception to the rule. 

There's an element of luck to everything in life, an asteroid could fall and hit my house as I'm typing th

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7 hours ago, webfact said:

No matter how well you drive on Thai roads... the Grim Reaper awaits

Unless the Government get Serious and make the cops enforce the laws 24/7/365 nothing will ever change. just an other day trying to get the Gold Medal for the most Killed people on the road.  😥

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5 hours ago, lemonjelly said:

Might do a year or so in the cells, then back driving buses again I guess 

Get more time for bad mouthing the royal family

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58 minutes ago, rossco1 said:

So slap on wrist for Bus driver don't do it again

I read and please tell me if wrong but ZERO Alcohol is expectable  

Now he is a Bus Driver YOUR Mother Father Brother Sister Children take buses I'm sure

So stop the BS make people Accountable for there ACTIONS  

The people in charge don't ride buses they are chofered

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