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Impatience (and idiot) with a capital "I"

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4 minutes ago, bandito said:

 

There is a new law that an ambulance, sirene on, has the right of way.

Traffic has to yield same as for a police car, stop and give them room to pass.

I think that most people are unaware of this new law.

Hmmm and those  flashing light "Police escorts" you see driving down the outside lane  with 4  coaches in tow, a  useless and unnecessary use of lights etc 

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43 minutes ago, bkkcanuck8 said:

 

I was thinking the same thing.  Whether the ambulance is on the way to or on the way back to the hospital with a patient.... they should have the right of way and .... respect.   Anyone purposely impeding the ambulance should be at a minimum severely fined, with potential to rise to the level of manslaughter or criminal negligence.  

...and a life time, country wide ban on ever being transported to hospital in one!

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Just now, kannot said:

Hmmm and those  flashing light "Police escorts" you see driving down the outside lane  with 4  coaches in tow, a  useless and unnecessary use of lights etc 

 

Right you are, but I am talking about ambulances right of way.

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2 hours ago, LivinLOS said:

 

And yesterday its reported 20% of people picked up by ambulances die in the back in  part due to people not yielding in traffic and not getting them to hospital fast enough

its the same old problem. No training and the simple fact here is people cannot drive. They drive here with total inconsideration as if each one of them personally owns the road and how dare you get in their way.

 

The basic driving common sense prevalent in countries that do have proper control over the issue of licenses, training, law enforcement and punishment is almost completely absent.

 

With the recent news that the government is now going to make it even easier to get a driving license this is not going to improve. Thailand should be ashamed.

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

The impatient driver seems to have been irked that he was overtaken by the ambulance earlier.

 

Am I the only one who doesn't see it this way?

 

At the start of the clip, it shows the black pick-up approaching the fork in the road with the ambulance behind him.   He has then turned left into the smaller artery and stopped.   MAYBE the driver thought the ambulance was going straight along the main thoroughfare, and he was actually trying to give it free passage.

 

Then, when the ambulance has followed him left into the smaller road, the pick up can be seen immediately driving forward and stopping clear of the intersection, again MAYBE at a point where the ambulance could overtake safely.

 

When the ambulance stopped to do a U-turn, the pick up stopped in front of the ambulance, with his window open and talked to the ambulance officer.   I didn't see any body language that I usually associate with an angry driver. MAYBE he thought the ambulance was lost or in some other way, needed assistance.

 

As a front-line cop for 25 years, I know very well that some motorists do the most ridiculous things when there is an emergency vehicle with lights and sirens blaring behind them.   Most of the time it is due to panic, and not rudeness or indifference.

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One thing that bothers me is when the police clear the street for some bigwig in a limousine heading to the airport or somewhere else with a police escort, preventing everyone else from using the road. It happens all too often in Bangkok, and yet ambulances with people who need urgent medical treatment get stuck in traffic! I love Thailand but this is one feature of the country that makes me shake my head in disgust.

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1 hour ago, robertthesculptor said:

As an old EMT, I would like to point out to some of the responders here, you are jerks

Ambulance should ALWAYS have right of way, in fact you should pull over even if it is coming from the opposite direction....

Remember, likely one day it Will be your sorry patute on the gurney....

Anyone who obstructs an ambulance should be jailed and car impounded for a good long stretch

 

 

Try that in America and you will go to jail, lose your license, pay a large fine and be charged up to manslaughter !!!!

 

Piss on the censors here but that is why i hate Thailand so much !!!!!!!!!!!

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24 minutes ago, bandito said:

 

Right you are, but I am talking about ambulances right of way.

yes  but  "crying  wolf" I mean there is  too much unnecessary use of  flashing lights here and no need for Police to be adding to that with their stupid "escort" service

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good to  see ambulance  driver  without a  seatbelt  on 

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A couple of weeks ago I was driving along Canal Road when an ambulance came along with sirens and lights flashing. I was the ONLY car to pull over and let it past. 

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35 minutes ago, kannot said:

The  real problem here is there are "way too many"  vehicles with flashing lights and  sirens on...

 

That's an issue but the real problem is complete lack of respect for others (un-Buddhist) and bog-awful driving. Try that on in the UK (where there are also really really bad drivers I may add, sometimes worse than here for tailgating etc) or another ordered country and the pickup driver would be brought in and made to look a complete tit all over the news whether he were a billionaire somebody or a poor nobody.

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3 hours ago, cooked said:

I have the impression, in Bangkok at least, that ambulances automatically turn on sirens and lights when going anywhere. No wonder they are disrespected.

Do you have any facts to support your impression, or is it based purely on envy?

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There was a commercial a while back on thai tv showing a ambulance trying to get through traffic. Some young prick would not let it through. In the back was his Mom. Makes me think. Maybe not to many thai's. 

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3 hours ago, cooked said:

I have the impression, in Bangkok at least, that ambulances automatically turn on sirens and lights when going anywhere. No wonder they are disrespected.

And quite a few other vehicles get sirens and own the road....

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