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While they were doing this a dark blue Vios driven too fast by an incompetent idiot who was probably on his phone smashed into them.   There fixed it for you 

I think the Vios driver is telling the truth...   Look at how dark his windscreen is tinted, probably lucky to have got as far as he did !!    

Two dead as good Samaritan taxi driver stops to help old man change his tire   Picture: Sanook   Two people were killed after a car plowed into two men changing a tire on Rath

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1 hour ago, Mackstask said:

He didn't see them

She ; she is a woman ..

 

most certainly texting or chatting on their smartphone;
and even if that were not the case, many windshields in Thailand are tinted whereas it is prohibited in all civilized countries
(which tends to prove that Thailand is not one of them).

With that, the medical examination to pass the driving license is a sweet laugh;

how many Thai people should wear corrective lenses to drive and even live normally?

 

I forgot about alcohol or drugs or both. As VYCM points out.

 

And then on this type of road where there is no escape if you have a mechanical problem; we must get out of the vehicle and get imperatively and as quickly as possible behind the safety barrier;
we will not forget to put a safety triangle at least 30 meters behind his broken down vehicle; but that nobody explains it to those who come to pass their driving license.
By cons look at road accidents happening in China, and hear the reflections of the candidates: this does not concern us, it does not happen in Thailand ....

 

Then we take his phone and we call the rescue, garage or ambulance as appropriate.

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1 hour ago, Mackstask said:

He didn't see them! ceases to amaze me what Thai drivers do see when they are driving.

what did they see?

 

most likely something like this, while using the emergency breakdown lane to pass someone driving 'only' 30 km/h over the speed limit.

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8 hours ago, cornishcarlos said:

Look at how dark his windscreen is tinted, probably lucky to have got as far as he did !!

The usual boy racer 99.9999% sunblock, including visible light. A must-have among the braindead.

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7 hours ago, Assurancetourix said:
9 hours ago, Mackstask said:

He didn't see them

She ; she is a woman ..

Read again. We are told, for no reason at all, that the police officer was a woman. Not the driver.

 

7 hours ago, Assurancetourix said:

many windshields in Thailand are tinted whereas it is prohibited in all civilized countries
(which tends to prove that Thailand is not one of them).

 

See my post #23 above.

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lots of remarks about the surviving drivers speed, talking on phone, speeding, doing make up etc. etc.

but look at the facts( yes not a strong point of TV posters) flat tyre at 5.30am so dark, taxi driver parks in front of broken down vehicle, maybe he had driven past before he decided to help,( a thoughtful man, but he died RIP) a lack of emergency lane, dark windows in the toyota, a lack of respect for the approaching cars, which tyre was flat, all this led to the collision, not all countries carry breakdown triangle post 17, Thailand being one of them.

so yes the toyota maybe could have avoided the broken down car,

if he was going slower, ( not that much damage to indicate speed),

maybe he wasn't paying full attention( we all do that at some time)

yes the window may be too dark ( lots of cars on the road like that)

 

so before we hang the driver from the nearest tree, lets get all the facts first

I have dealt with lots of broken down cars on a motorway in the UK, also attended lots of collisions, its scary to be standing on a fast road dealing with a broken down vehicle, and the first thoughts should be safety, safety safety, protecting the scene and keeping a look out,

RIP to both who died

sorry about the length of the post

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21 hours ago, Mackstask said:

He didn't see them! ceases to amaze me what Thai drivers do see when they are driving.

Many Thai have no idea why their car has hazard lights or even indicators...So it's sure possible.

 

Why not drive the car with the flat tyre to a more safe place? Oh wait, i forget i'm in Thailand....

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19 hours ago, Bangkok Barry said:

 

Those dark windows are illegal but, as we all know, whether something is illegal or not has absolutely no relevance in Thailand.

They are not illegal in Thailand, there was going to be legislation prohibiting very dark tints a few years ago but it did not go into effect. 

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58 minutes ago, Just Weird said:
20 hours ago, Bangkok Barry said:

 

Those dark windows are illegal but, as we all know, whether something is illegal or not has absolutely no relevance in Thailand.

They are not illegal in Thailand, there was going to be legislation prohibiting very dark tints a few years ago but it did not go into effect. 

 

I'll take your word for it. Sounds right, to let people drive with blacked out windows even though it might - is - unsafe. Especially at night in poorly lit areas, which covers about 99.9 percent of the roads in Thailand.

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