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


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17 hours ago, smudger1951 said:

 

How do the Insurance companies cope with the number of claims for vehicles, personal injury and fatalities. Surely, this must affect premiums.

I don't think most of them are insured, there is no way any insurance company will ever take a hit in any way, but obviously they cannot force drivers and motorbike riders to take insurance out.

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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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17 hours ago, bbbbooboo said:

Ummm..... maybe they should do something to reduce the carnage... or is it a case of you can’t fix stupidity?

and the stupidity starts at the very top, you know the fancy ranked generals, or again, maybe they just don't care as long as their income stream keeps up.

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17 hours ago, natway09 said:

Not sure there is a lot of relevance between road deaths & the virus.

An interesting fact is that I once asked a rural police patrol on a very busy stretch of Highway 1 "why do you not have any mufti cops on the road ?"

Answer : It infringes on human rights.  My  Answer : Bulls  t

Real reason: No funding for fuel 

Yes, the generals have got to keep their income streams up.

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17 hours ago, fxe1200 said:

Yes, in my case the insurance company raised the premium from 14.000 to 17.000 THB, though I expected a no-claims bonus. T.I.T.

I have to admit that my insurance company have decreased my first class premium for my motorbike by

more than 2000 Baht.

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16 hours ago, PaDavid said:

And the country was locked down for a virus which has killed around 60. 

That's the Thai government for you.

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22 minutes ago, possum1931 said:

I don't think most of them are insured, there is no way any insurance company will ever take a hit in any way, but obviously they cannot force drivers and motorbike riders to take insurance out.

No enforcement of anything driving-related.

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16 hours ago, Beechboy said:

Not particularly wishing to present the UK as a beacon of all virtue, but for comparison

 

In 2018, there were 1,784 people killed on the roads in Britain;

 

Drink driving severely punished and any found guilty virtually become social pariahs nowadays. Strict police vigilance.

Vehicles over 3 years old tested for safety every year by law (MOT.)

Largely uncorrupt police force. There will always be bad apples , but they are usually to be found in much more serious areas than road traffic offences. Even policemen occasionally get done for d&d.

Proper, and strict, test to obtain a driving licence.

 

When will the Thai authorities stop this carnage, it amounts to murder by neglect as things stand.

 

To be honest here, I don't think the Thai government are as money mad as the UK government where traffic are concerned. Road tax, fuel tax, over the top MOT system, etc, etc, etc.

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16 hours ago, digger70 said:

And they are worried at the few Deaths from the Wuhan The trouble they caused about the virus  ,

Lockdowns,  Millions of jobs lost , People gone Broke , some killed themselves , the money the people have/had to waste on Masks /Jells /Sprays. Flight Bans .Insurance Requirements.

In all costing Many Billions of THB.

If the government was Serious about the Carnage on the road They would've spend the same on Fixing that Big Problem .

They could start by getting the Police to do what they are Suppose to do 24/7 .

Policing the Laws and Fining/Jailing All Wrongdoers, from not wearing helmets up to Corruption.

Too many bigwigs benefiting from corruption, that's why things will never change.

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13 hours ago, PerkinsCuthbert said:

More a question of inactive brains among the population at large.

You need to have brains first before they can be inactive.

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I do believe it is about time to get your choice of beverage back on the table and the bars back open so common sense will rule the day once again.....the NEW Thai (ab)Normal.....🤪😷🤔🥳

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16 hours ago, Airbagwill said:

 

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

 

 

Can you please educate us?

 

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