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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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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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