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VIDEO: Rule number one when driving in Thailand: Concentrate at all times

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

Rule number one when driving in Thailand: Concentrate at all times

Not a bad Idea, shame most drivers/riders here in Thailand are not capable of doing that. You look around when driving and what do you see People smoking/drinking/talking arguing on the phone /texting on the phone /playing games on the phone/ having kids (helping)to drive/ride. Blasting Music(Noise bass)  Not adhering to the road rules/cars not road worthy faulty Lights /blinkers Tyres/brakes .And to top it off Brainless drivers

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4 hours ago, CLW said:

Good reaction and emergency braking of the car driver. No airbags?

No ABS brakes either by the sound of the squeeling tyres 

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Obviously the car driver wasn't concentrating. He or she had plenty of time to have braked.

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6 hours ago, Captain_Bob said:

"bent down to pick up his water bottle" 

More likely playing with their stupid phone. See that all the time on Thai roads. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. more important than (other) human lives. 

I've seen a cop in Bkk on a motorbike using his phone while riding

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I have observed that a sure test for alzheimer's is driving in Thailand. Your mind must be firing on all cylinders or ... meat, bloods, bones.

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2 hours ago, aussie11950 said:

brakes didn't slow down much. Bald tyres maybe?

Possibly. Most pickup drivers here over-inflate their tires reducing contact patch size. He locked up instantly which suggests he jump on the brakes too hard instead of easing into them. Easing brakes on transfers weight forward more slowly, loading the tires, widening the contact patch and increasing total braking potential. It is something that gets drilled into you at any serious rider training school.

 

It is more important on a bike, but not unimportant in a car, especially with normal profile tires at proper pressures where more flexible side-wall allows for spread.

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5 hours ago, CLW said:

Good reaction and emergency braking of the car driver. No airbags?

No abs either by the sound of it and locked  wheels  is not good  braking

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Nothing new here. Thai people don't know how to drive safely. Lack of training, ridiculous driving tests, bad attitudes,, take your pick. The lorry swept across 3 lanes, no indication at all and then drove on despite obviously having crashed. Nothing will ever change until Thailand reforms the whole system of driving, starting with driving lessons, driving tests and proper law enforcement. Until then people will die at the highest rate in the world. 

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5 hours ago, CLW said:

Good reaction and emergency braking of the car driver. No airbags?

How fast was he going in his super car. DH

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5 hours ago, smedly said:

concentrate on Facebook at all times when driving 

Delete 'book' and you're more correct.

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Why is it that Thais only make decisions on where the vehicle is now, not on where it is going? They seem to lack all ability to plan ahead and cannot see it coming.

 

The other thing I notice is that they only see where they want to go and set off without seeing that others may get in their way.

 

They only see the immediate and the obvious. No abstract thought, no plan.

 

Duh, can someone explain to me, it hurts my brain to think about it.

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8 hours ago, webfact said:

Thai TV Channel 7 reminded the Thai public to concentrate at all times when driving.

Things are definitely getting back to normal...

When the daily death toll reaches 50-70 will the close the roads I wonder?

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7 hours ago, CLW said:

Good reaction and emergency braking of the car driver. No airbags?

..... or ABS

 

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