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


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24 minutes 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. 

Pandemic is worldwide.

 

 

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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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8 hours ago, webfact said:

 

The death toll at the scene of accidents in Thailand in 2020 now stands at 6,313.

is the covid-19 more dangerous?

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It starts with driving education and DMV....thai society doesn’t take DMV seriously nor they themselves...
 

nothing will change until they admit complete failure and ask for help...

 

 

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9 hours ago, webfact said:

Daily News - who publish the figures every day in an effort to raise awareness

I think it’s time for a more aggressive tactic as this one clearly is useless

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The powers that be are well aware of the problem. That's why when they use the roads they have an escort - number of escort vehicles directly proportional to importance of individual. They are relatively safe. Money that could be used for traffic law enforcement can then go directly to the trough.

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5 hours ago, overt2016 said:

a broken record!!!

Thailand has enough road laws to lower this daily carnage, but 

1.. incompetent enforcement.

2.check points to squeeze funds.

3. no patrols on streets.

4. me first attitude

5. no knowledge of road rules

 

Totally agree. The rules are in place but the enforcement of them is an absolute joke.

 

Road blocks, now what the **** do they achieve in the way of clamping down on ludicrous driving, Red light jumping (my pet hate), L turns across all lanes of traffic, instead of a correctly manouvered u-turn, overtaking at insane moments, forcing oncoming traffic off the road and having the ignorance to flash as if they are in the right. The list of unsafe behaviour is endless but as many of you have highlighted not a finger lifted to improve things, either by better training or giving the cops a large size 9 up their rear to change they way they operate, I saw quotes of 10,000 baht fines for not wearing a face mask during this crisis but yet only 200 baht for not wearing a helmet or 500 baht for jumping a red light... mental, just bloody mental. I am led to believe that Vietnam increased their fines 10 fold and now everyone (ish) wears a helmet, although not sure if driving standards have improved.

 

Before i turn this into a complete Thai bashing rant, i must add that i spent 4 years living in South Korea and the driving was just as bad (Red light jumping, scooters riding on pavements, parking at right angles to the road on bends (yes really!!!)), so lets hope the Koreans also spend as much focus on saving lives on the roads as they have been trying to prevent this virus from spreading

 

 

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On these stats the lockdown is saving a bit over 1000 lives every month compared to the norm.   It's curious that a life potentially lost to a virus is apparently far more than a life potentially lost on the roads.

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10 hours ago, Forza2002 said:

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 economic meltdown over the deaths of a mere 58 mortals from CV19... 🤔 🤪

Clearly death by road crash is preferable to death by Covid19 

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4 hours ago, Nkpjed said:

I think it’s time for a more aggressive tactic as this one clearly is useless

Notagre,ssion.  It requires the right tactics 

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..600+ and the month is only half over with, at this rate we're talkin' two 737s crashing a month with no survivors..I guess to the Thais road deaths are a fact of life and to be expected, pandemics aren't..

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19 hours ago, Forza2002 said:

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 economic meltdown over the deaths of a mere 58 mortals from CV19... 🤔 🤪

Point taken, but at the end of the day not a valid comparison... 🙂 

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  And they are worried about the Virus !!   If only they put as much effort into this as they do the virus, then maybe we could  all drive without the fear of being killed everytime we take to the roads here

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20 hours ago, JCP108 said:

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

enforcement DOES NOT exist.....

58 deaths from the virus and complete shut down of many places.....is more important.....we have not had road death figures for many months.....now we are informed......

if they can take action regarding COVID then why can THEY NOT take action regarding people breaking road traffic laws....one that get me is the UNDERTAKING .......which IS ILLEGAL !!!!

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11 hours ago, Traubert said:

Pandemic is worldwide.

 

 

the poster is CORRECT by saying IT IS a pandemic......he/she refers to the VERY BAD DRIVING in this country......and NOTHING EVER GETS DONE ABOUT IT......

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