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Thailand road carnage: Media reveal nearly 1,000 more died last year at the scene of accidents

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1 hour ago, Baggy said:

One of the best and most consistent businesses in Thailand is to be coffin manufacturer/supplier.

Not sure on this, as most do the burning to ashes thing ?  So maybe a earn maker/supplier ?

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2 minutes ago, matador007 said:

Not sure on this, as most do the burning to ashes thing ?  So maybe a earn maker/supplier ?

Oh surely not a Grecian 'earn'?

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I'm convinced the primary cause of accidents is speed, of course exacerbated by alcohol. My Soi's entrance is right at the point of a UTurn so I  get to see approaching cars flashing their lights to warn UTURNERS that they are approaching...and at speed. There's no slowing down as they approach indeed even an increase in speed. There are road rules here in thailand of a sort but for the most part drivers make up their own. The main road I access here should be a 60km max speed but if you didn't know any better you would be convinced you would be hearing a MTOGP or formula one was taking place.

I'm forever cursing the stupidity of their decisions so much so that I'm no longer surprised at the things they do. There's just no hope for regulating and enforcing the rules as the game keepers are doing the same thing. Am I a competent driver you might ask? I was driving loaded wheat trucks in WA at 16, I have many heavy vehicle licences earned from my 8 years stint in the 4/19th Prince of Wales regiment in Victoria (and  later in2 Commando Co. )including armoured cars and semis.  A question often on my mind is why aren't there more deaths here on the  roads?

I'm certain of one thing  if you can survive driving on the roads in Thailand you can drive anywhere in the world.

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looking at that chart it seems that Monday's have a higher death rate than other days of the week, I wonder why that could be...

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The UN estimated years ago already that almost 30.000 lost their lifes on Thai roads every year. 

But hey, that's not even 0.05% of population. Still a long way to go up to 100%. But we are working on it. 

What a nightmare. 

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I don’t believe any numbers the Thai say including tourist arrivals etc. TIT

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6 hours ago, dcsw53 said:

Help is on the way, the increase of speed limits on dual carriageways from 90km to 120km/hr is a move in the right direction.

I wish they'd get a move on. I'm fed up of signs flashing 90 on motorway 7, and even 60 on Sirat outer ring road when there's hardly any traffic.

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31 minutes ago, cyril sneer said:

looking at that chart it seems that Monday's have a higher death rate than other days of the week, I wonder why that could be...

Still pi-ssed after the weekend

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5 hours ago, Wiggy said:

Thanks for your reply. To be honest, I did think that, but I would've thought that accidents would be higher on the weekend itself, unless people are drinking loads and not driving? Just thought it to be a little strange for Mondays to be the highest.

People get away from work locations at the weekend... Monday mornings people hit the roads to get back for work... more traffic on the roads at the same time.

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It's just gone 7pm and I have drove about 4.5km home and almost every other bike have got no lights on

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3 hours ago, spinner2020 said:

The extrapolated 'actual' death figures if you included all those brought into A&Es in whatever state (as a direct result of RTAs) was around a barely-credible SEVENTY thousand per year.

Before you all shout, this was a statistically done private survey based on actual responses from actual medical staffs up and down the country.

That' more like the truth right there!

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6 hours ago, khwaibah said:

Great job Thailand. You can be the world hub of road kill I have faith in you.😉

Can only get worse with increasing smartphone use while driving and mbike riding!

 

Is it even illegal?

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6 hours ago, saengd said:

Controls population growth and removes the dimmest too, I hate to sound callous but it does work.

 

It's thinking like that that could lead to a resurgence in Eugenics.

 

I salute you sir!

 

SARCASM ALERT

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Typical Thailand misleading statistics - they use deaths at the accident scene. How about a true road toll? Can't be that hard, when people are admitted to hospital they know why. 

And their tourism statistics have been the butt of 10,000 jokes on this forum.

"Face" and statistics don't mix

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