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Thai road carnage: Monthly death toll already 616 - Year total well past 6,000

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1 minute ago, hotchilli said:

Yet this is tolerated by the government... while 58 deaths shuts the country down?

Had Thailand NOT shutdown, the death rate would be 50 000 odd

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Who cares?? Certainly not myself!! Its similar to the USA and gun control (by the way I am not an American) Why allow people to shot and kill each other? S, why do we allow people to drive while intoxicated, why do allow 13 year olds to drive motorbikes, why do we allow individuals to break the laws of the road?

Why beacuse we can and get away with it

So go out and kill yourself for sure and maybe even take the lives(s) of another or two while your at it 

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Ask politely while being driven ‘Have you got a driving license?’

 

Commence a fun quiz of the meaning of road signs and road markings.

 

The fun won’t last long.

 


 

 

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5 hours ago, JCP108 said:

Apparently, this amount of deaths is more acceptible than having traffic laws and enforcement of them. 

Whatever makes cash right?

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4 hours ago, BobbyL said:

Why is nothing ever done to start to correct these abhorrent stats? 69 people in one day is utterly unbelievable. It is like a daily terrorist attack in its numbers. 

Nothing is off intrest if it doesn't line the pocket!!!

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2 hours ago, outsider said:

 

Finally. Something not affected by the CVD19 pandemic. It is really mind-boggling how Thailand keeps these figures up despite there being less traffic on the road (apparently) during the curfew months.

 

They are trying to catch up after the lockdown...

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As soon as you seen the word carnage, you know that any subsequent posts will be total rubbish.

discussions on road safety in Thailand are for the most part just pigeon chess.

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10 minutes ago, spidermike007 said:

I am confused. The entire nation's economy was shut down over 58 deaths, with regard to Covid. And we have 100 times that in road fatalities. Why aren't they shutting down the highways? Why aren't they insisting that the highway patrol, actually patrol the highways? Why aren't they pulling people over for reckless driving, driving at 180kph, swerving recklessly, and driving drunk? Why are highway deaths ok? 

 

The primary reason is the toy police force. Nobody, and I mean nobody takes these guys seriously. There is absolutely nothing in the way of a deterrent here, and both the local governments, the central government (weak Little P.) and the police do not take traffic safety seriously. Not even one iota. The safety of the public means less than zero to the small men in charge here. Nothing. They show that on a daily basis. They will not do a thing. Why? They do not care about the people one iota. Not the common people. Not the average pleb. No way. Never have cared, and may never care in the future. It is all about protecting the elite, the super wealthy, those that are connected, and those in power. The rest of the population? They do not matter. The ex-pat community does not matter. And the police will not get involved unless an accident has already occurred. There is no prevention. None. The idea of getting the police more involved, is an interesting one, and it would be an effective one. But, the issue is money. They are grossly underpaid, and until the government steps up, and spends the trillion baht on updating the police equipment, and paying each cop a living wage, it is not going to happen. Until then, they will just work the franchise. 

 

The only way to survive here on the road, is to be patient, have eyes in the back of your head, drive with caution, and always, and I mean always watch out of the other guy. Chances are, he does not have much driving skill, nor patience, nor reason, nor common sense. You cannot be too careful on the road here. Especially considering that the toy police offer no traffic safety, nor enforcement of the law. 

 

When I was growing up, we took drivers education courses. They showed us horrendous films, or semi trucks plowing into cars, and literally obliterating everything in their path. They also showed us graphic images of head on collisions. 120mph impacts. Even as a young kid, it made quite an impression. It was horrific, and it was hard to get those images out of your head afterwards. But, it left a lasting impression, and when I started driving, I understood it was serious business, and that it was a very dangerous thing to do.

 

I see people driving here, with their families in the car, and doing things, and taking the kinds of risks no rational or sane person with common sense would do. What for? To gain one minute? Why take those risks? What is the logic? Often, when I am cruising along at 100kph, someone cuts right in front of me. Or someone comes out from the side road, right in front of me. I have to slam on my brakes, or change lanes to avoid him. I look in my rearview mirror, and there is nobody behind me. So, if he had waited two seconds, he would have had completely safe passage onto the highway. What gives? Where is the intelligence, caution, and prudence? Where is the common sense? What about just the survival instinct? It is all about catching people performing moving violations. That is what causes most accidents. And herein lies the deterrent. As long as everyone is allowed to get away with extremely reckless driving, entering the highway in front of an oncoming vehicle that is only 100 meters away, going 100kph, cutting in front of vehicles within one meter at high speeds, swerving like crazy idiots all over the highway, trucks and 40 year old cars occupying the fast lane doing 40kph, when other vehicles are approaching doing 120kph, drunk driving, etc, accidents, major injuries and deaths will continue to happen, and no amount of rhetoric and platitudes by the fabulously incompetent and insincere authorities are going to make any difference. 

Profoundly uninformed - you completely miss the point.

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you guys don't get it!! the more accidents the more money hospitals make!!  how many people died from the corona virus ??? Nothing compared to road accident.  soo sad  😞

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