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Video: Driver pulls out on vehicle overtaking - innocent one ends up in the ravine

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

Driver pulls out on vehicle overtaking - innocent one ends up in the ravine

Things are slowly getting back to normal I see.

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Just a typical non use of mirrors was is common here in Thailand

 

I see similar accident inducing maneuvers every time I go on the roads here.

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The Good The Bad and Mostly ugly in Thailand. 

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Both in the wrong

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So Thailand does not have a law that you are required to stop at an accident and give assistance if necessary. Everyone just drove on through. Put that one in the memory bank.

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Plenty stopped to help, I see...not.

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That was a continuous centre line.  Even without any road marking, it was common sense not to overtake.  "Blind bend ahead!". 2 complete idiots and one 'collateral damage'.  It does show that even when you're driving correctly, you can still end up dead (not in this case, thankfully).  I can't see how the innocent vehicle could have avoided that.

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Never mind, at least they all survived C***D-19.

 

(Sorry, :sorry:, irony alert)

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5 hours ago, keith101 said:

There is always one idiot driver wherever you go in this country that creates this kind of chaos showing no respect for others .

You know of a road with only one idiot?  Where the hell is this mythical place?

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5 hours ago, Crossy said:

Video isn't awfully clear, but isn't that an unbroken yellow centre line?

 

And doesn't that mean no overtaking?

The double line is simply to clearly indicate to users where the middle of the road is; double for the visually impaired :crazy:

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16 minutes ago, HHTel said:

That was a continuous centre line.  Even without any road marking, it was common sense not to overtake.  "Blind bend ahead!". 2 complete idiots and one 'collateral damage'.  It does show that even when you're driving correctly, you can still end up dead (not in this case, thankfully).  I can't see how the innocent vehicle could have avoided that.

Yep.  Seems to be plenty of prangs that could be avoided by the innocent party being more aware or the regular and rampant craziness, but in this case it was just their unlucky day.   Walking away alive is a win.

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It looked like there were three pickups that were wanting to overtake the black one. The first silver one crossed the center line too but went back in his lane when he saw Mr dashcam coming through. The second silver pickup who drove into Mr dashcam may have had his eye on the first silver pickup, not expecting someone (dashcam) to overtake from so far back in the line.

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1 hour ago, HHTel said:

Even without any road marking, it was common sense not to overtake. 

Common sense? How long have you been in this country?

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Yeh, you got me there.  20 years here and I still talk of common sense.  I need to have a word with myself.

However, disregarding common sense, he, sorry, THEY were actually breaking the law as outlined in the Thai driving laws.

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9 hours ago, Crossy said:

Video isn't awfully clear, but isn't that an unbroken yellow centre line?

 

And doesn't that mean no overtaking?

In Thailand?

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