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


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Year on year the road fatality stats aren't getting any better so it would appear to be acceptable by the Govt. to have on average 40 people killed daily on the roads, and yet the country goes into ec

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

Sigh. This country is hopeless. Even if the government would ban all road traffic, the shockingly inept drivers would still find a way to somehow kill each other off in droves, perhaps with plows, tra

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6 hours ago, JCP108 said:

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

It's called: population control of those suffering from "Darwinism!" 

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3 minutes ago, Swedenlars said:

Copy - paste year 1960 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>2020 and forever.

Well as Sweden was one of the first countries to drop the old 1960s road safety misconceptions, and now has one of the lowest casualty rates in the world I would have thought you knew the solution

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12 minutes ago, victorpeeke said:

It's called: population control of those suffering from "Darwinism!" 

If you are referring the theory of evolution, then through natural selection, deaths on the road presumably would be progressively be eliminated. As there is no sign of this happening then your theory is unsustainable and falls flat.

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4 hours ago, RichardColeman said:

I'm beginning to think that the Thai Travel Safety dept. is run by all the people transferred to an Inactive post

There is not such a thing as an inactive post in the Thai police, they are all inactive, from the generals with their fancy ranks and uniforms covered in bling, to the officers standing at the school gates watching the underage children riding past on their parents motorbikes.

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2 hours ago, CorpusChristie said:

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

Even if that unsubstantiated wild speculation were true,that quoted number would definitely be achieved on the roads within 2 years...and EVERY subsequent 2 years ad infinitum.

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4 hours ago, RichardColeman said:

I'm beginning to think that the Thai Travel Safety dept. is run by all the people transferred to an Inactive post

Thai Travel Safety dept.?

 

No such thing, I believe

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It's not only the "zero ability" to drive a vehicle due to no real schools and no real driver tests, there is another dimension to it too. Thais can be extremely aggressive. And when sitting in a car they use that car as a weapon (many times they even have a gun inside the car and shoot you if you are unlucky). Overtake a Thai or blow the horn, he will get immediately super angry and will chase or shoot you to give revenge... childish idiot behaviour...  This high blood behaviour maybe combined with alcohol or drugs makes the streets really dangerous.

 

Then add the bad road conditions and the bad emergency reponse to it.

 

In Europe an aggressivd driver loses license, car and freedom. Law enforcement generally works to safeguard other from aggressive idiots on the roads...in Thailand they take him to the police station where he cries with tears in his eyes "I am vely solly..." and doon he can buy himself out of jail no matter how many he has killed...

 

 

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6 minutes ago, Magenta408 said:

Lockdown for ALL vehicles. Beer kills, vehicles do NOT. 

Make uo your mind!

 

World averae for alcool related road deaths is about 22%. Thailand's estimates range from 25 to 40 at certain times of year - so certainly at least 60% of accidents are NOT caused be "beer"

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With Thai peoples riding 1,2,3,4 UP no helmets, that is alive and well on Koh Samui. Young lunitics blasting down the main road on the wrong side of the road doing 80 to 100kph in a 50 zone NO HELMET! They are your people potentially puting themselves in harms way and you do not give a damn to enforce the road rules, what do you expect.

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4 hours ago, warcy said:

The death toll of accidents is much greater than the death toll of Covid-19. I hope the government realize this.

They haven't got the brains to organise a police force to get out on the roads and pull all the drunken speedmerchants in. But they sure know how to make up laws to control the masses.

It does not take much brains to set up curfew times or ban alcohol.

 

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maybe one day, just maybe, someone may realise that it would help if the Thais actually learned to drive/ride, by making lessons compulsory, and having tests and regulations similare to the real world

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3 minutes ago, nickmondo said:

maybe one day, just maybe, someone may realise that it would help if the Thais actually learned to drive/ride, by making lessons compulsory, and having tests and regulations similare to the real world

That will still do nothing with no enforcement. 

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Wear a mask and covid19 limited to 57 dead. 

But put 26 million people out of work and close the country. 

 

Dont wear a helmet and drive like a dick..

About 60 dead every day.

And nothing else is done about it. 

This is a pandemic too.

Ignorance, stupidity and couldn't care less attitude. 

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47 minutes ago, Bobydog said:

With Thai peoples riding 1,2,3,4 UP no helmets, that is alive and well on Koh Samui. Young lunitics blasting down the main road on the wrong side of the road doing 80 to 100kph in a 50 zone NO HELMET! They are your people potentially puting themselves in harms way and you do not give a damn to enforce the road rules, what do you expect.

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the main problem on Samui is more likely  foreign drivers

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1 minute ago, dallen52 said:

Wear a mask and covid19 limited to 57 dead. 

But put 26 million people out of work and close the country. 

 

Dont wear a helmet and drive like a dick..

About 60 dead every day.

And nothing else is done about it. 

This is a pandemic too.

Ignorance, stupidity and couldn't care less attitude. 

Absolutely agree...

 

At 6000 deaths for half of the year the average daily total is about 32 deaths per day, which is about half of the normal average of about 60 dead per day (as you mentioned).

 

I awaiting some true political genius to claim success in fighting the road deaths as the numbers have halved !!!!

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The level of discussion on this topic is mind-bogglingly stultifying and mindless as ever....

 

So far, the posts seem to be falling into 5 predictable categories

 

1.     False Dichotomy - e.g. either Road Safety OR Covid

 

2.     Racist Thai remarks - “all Thai drivers are inherently dim/stupid/selfish/have no common sense”

 

3.     Irrelevant anecdotes - “I saw someone driving badly”

 

4.     Single issue solutions - “The problem is....Driving test/police/drink etc.

 

5.     Use of cynicism to hide ignorance - “nothings gonna change” “TIT”

 

 

No-one is showing even the slightest understanding of the problem

 

 

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8 hours ago, JCP108 said:

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

Yet I'm told that there's more cameras on Beach road pattaya than enough.

19 pedestrian crossings.

Enough recognition cameras to monitor every violation and book them if they wanted to do so.

Electronic tickets. 

 

But I suppose they don't get the tea money that way...

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5 minutes ago, richard_smith237 said:

Absolutely agree...

 

At 6000 deaths for half of the year the average daily total is about 32 deaths per day, which is about half of the normal average of about 60 dead per day (as you mentioned).

 

I awaiting some true political genius to claim success in fighting the road deaths as the numbers have halved !!!!

The stats will read..

 

Covid19 reduces road deaths by 50%...

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