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Where us the Red Bull Guy when you need him ... could give some sterling advice ...

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On 15/04/2015 at 3:30 PM, eeze said:

Who said the car was rented?

What makes him a tourist? Maybe just his visa?

The police officer's motorbike had no license plate at all

Yet, you condemn the guy to a prison sentence. What if it's found out that the car driver had not a trace of alcohol or other substance and that it was an accident at 2:40am.

Then again, i'm sure you'll find some other answers.

he was driving in a reckless manner. Driving far too fast for the conditions. Had he been driving in a reasonable and safe manner he would have the motor cycle and made allowances for it in his driving.

The motor cycle having no number plate is irrelevant.

He should be charged with reckless driving, causing an accident and vehicular man slaughter

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On 4/15/2015 at 5:11 PM, Mango Bob said:

Yes, even tourist can act like jerks on the roads here in Thailand. Another poor cop is strike down by a hi-so car. Bring back memories anyone?

Hi-so? This is the ridiculous Thai name for those Thais with too much money and too little sense, including that of responsibility. So how does a Mercedes driven by a British tourist equate to one of those?

 

Of course, it'll be embarrassing for the authorities to pursue a prosecution of a foreign visitor whilst continuing to faff around with that of a domestic resident (albeit, a part-time one). But then embarrassment, unless it's obvious loss of face, has never been something to faze the Thais.

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Eight days for this thread to reach a two year lifetime :whistling:

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I just love the way so many commenters seem to know exactly what happened here, right down to the small detail.
Amazing.

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On 04/15/2015 at 6:54 PM, Costas2008 said:

I love listening to you, saint and super driver, that never disobey the rules in Thailand.

Try to read the article properly, the guy was cut off by the motorbike when the policeman made a u-turn at the spot suddenly, cutting into his way and making it impossible for him to stop his car in time.

Ask yourself, what would you have done in a situation like this?

So stop, trying to be clever and think before you post nonsense.

Love a post top heavy with delicious irony

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U turns are dangerous; the new UTurns as a result of road widening here have snarled traffic for locals and made the roads less safe; Uturns back up and people do all sorts of things to avoid them

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UTurns are dangerous; wonder what they will charge the speeder with ? {XYZ} resulting in death ?

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On 4/15/2015 at 5:23 PM, jerojero said:

RIP. Speeding car, wild tourist, quick U turn.... Alcohol? Recipe for disaster, and it happened.

Who made the "quick U turn"?

 

From the OP:


"Nonthwat interrogated Benjamin and learned that he was speeding his car from his residence in Cha-am to Hua Hin and the policeman made a u-turn at the spot suddenly, cutting into his way and making it impossible for him to stop his car in time." [emphasis mine]
 
It strikes me that if this is indeed what happened, the deceased probably would have been dead at any speed Benjamin was going. I've had a similar U-turn accident (they hit me when I was in a right turn) and they are virtually impossible to defend against because it can't be predicted if they're actually going to make a U-turn or not when they make the turn in one continuous motion without stopping to clear for traffic.

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On 2015-4-15 at 5:30 PM, eeze said:

Who said the car was rented?

What makes him a tourist? Maybe just his visa?

The police officer's motorbike had no license plate at all

Yet, you condemn the guy to a prison sentence. What if it's found out that the car driver had not a trace of alcohol or other substance and that it was an accident at 2:40am.

Then again, i'm sure you'll find some other answers.

If you buy new motocycle you are forced to drive 45 days without license plate.

 

So I dont see it as an argument that police man was in wrong.

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If you buy new motocycle you are forced to drive 45 days without license plate.
 
So I dont see it as an argument that police man was in wrong.


All the vehicles I have purchased in Thailand, I was forced to drive with a red number plate until the registration was completed.


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In metro areas in Thailand, I make it a point to drive well, well below the speed limit. Better of course if you are driven  by somebody else, used to the rash Thai traffic.

 

Another very tragic issue for all the parties involved.

 

Hopefully, it would not aliment a further pejorative approach towards farangs, from the behalf of Thai's!

 

RIP to the officer.

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6 hours ago, Sealbash said:

 


Thus blissfully ignorant of causing frustration and accidents for those behind you.



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Patterns of driving logic you (may) have learned abroad will not work in Thailand, so perhaps you should keep your (bad) advice to yoursef.

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