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Australian woman dead after colliding with husband's jetski at Kata Beach

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15 minutes ago, eggers said:

DFAT should have a warning on it's Smart Traveller posts advising tourist to avoid using jet skis & motor bikes due high level of physical danger & lack of insurance cover for use jet skis & motor bikes.  

As common sense is lacking these days should DFAT hold a persons hand whilst they go to the toilet as there is chance one my slip on a wet floor ?.

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surely the enterprising thais could come up with a temporary license as the hirer has to do a certain time riding the machine under instruction before hiring. i know this may be the forerunner of another industry or scam, but to have a little experience other than none may be helpful

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3 minutes ago, Don Mega said:

As common sense is lacking these days should DFAT hold a persons hand whilst they go to the toilet as there is chance one my slip on a wet floor ?.

No, but people do need to aware of dangers that may not be as self evident as a slippery wet floor.

The whole idea of Smart Traveller is to inform travellers of precautions that apply in countries  & what to avoid for health & safety.  

 

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21 minutes ago, eggers said:

DFAT should have a warning on it's Smart Traveller posts advising tourist to avoid using jet skis & motor bikes due high level of physical danger & lack of insurance cover for use jet skis & motor bikes.  

And what a warning that notes * if

traveling to thailand and one lacks common sense for personal safety then please reconsider your trip. 

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You definitely don't need a licence for a jet ski.. even a 6 year old can ride one. They should just have a proper training session beforehand with clear rules to keep a certain distance from others.

 

What I observed from a little more developed country (Croatia) where I was allowed to ride one at 10 years old, was that they had a remote control system that could be used to shut the engine in a second from the beach. So if you went too far, too near to the beach or too near to others they would shut the engine as a warning. You would restart and then continue, if you keep messing around they would shut the engine and come bring you back. 

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1 minute ago, eggers said:

No, but people do need to aware of dangers that may not be as self evident as a slippery wet floor.

The whole idea of Smart Traveller is to inform travellers of precautions that apply in countries  & what to avoid for health & safety.  

 

Right, so smart traveler informs those who have no commonsense there is a possibility of  danger................. do they mention the plane may crash whilst enroute to their holiday destination ?

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1 minute ago, steven100 said:

And what a warning that notes * if

traveling to thailand and one lacks common sense for personal safety then please reconsider your trip. 

Read what I said .....

 

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2 minutes ago, Don Mega said:

Right, so smart traveler informs those who have no commonsense there is a possibility of  danger................. do they mention the plane may crash whilst enroute to their holiday destination ?

Unfortunately, commonsense is not common, so people don't necessarily see or realise possible dangers & simply suggesting, DFAT should alert people that's all.

I'll ignore your plane comment. 

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Rip. How sure is the report that the colliding man is her husband instead of her boyfriend? 

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8 minutes ago, eggers said:

I'mad what I said .....

 

What is not self evident about the dangers of colliding at high speed.

I read what you mentioned, im just adding the common sense requirment.

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13 minutes ago, SS1 said:

You definitely don't need a licence for a jet ski.. even a 6 year old can ride one. They should just have a proper training session beforehand with clear rules to keep a certain distance from others.

 

What I observed from a little more developed country (Croatia) where I was allowed to ride one at 10 years old, was that they had a remote control system that could be used to shut the engine in a second from the beach. So if you went too far, too near to the beach or too near to others they would shut the engine as a warning. You would restart and then continue, if you keep messing around they would shut the engine and come bring you back. 

AFAIK you absolutely by Thai law do need a licence for a jet ski.

A boat captains licence is required, and if this was enforced very few people would be able to rent a jetski.

However, as in most cases here, motorbikes, jetskis etc, surely if you have not the ability to safely enjoy the use of one commonmsense would prevail.

Sadly it appears that common sense these days is as rare as a boat captains licence.

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Perhaps if they installed a speed limiter on the jetskis, then accidents like this would not be able to happen, (low speed perhaps).

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The use of jet skis is hugely under-supervised in Thailand...and emergency services are way too skant.

If Thailand wishes to sell itself as an international holiday play ground they need to buck up their ideas and hopefully accidents like this will be more avoidable.

Blaming those on the jet skis is a simplistic approach - anyone who works with safety in any form will know full well the pervasive nature of human error - both active and judgmental - this is not a factor that can be significantly changed - what can be changed is the circumstances that allow unfortunate errors in behavior and judgment.

 

 

 

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6 minutes ago, happyas said:

AFAIK you absolutely by Thai law do need a licence for a jet ski.

A boat captains licence is required, and if this was enforced very few people would be able to rent a jetski.

However, as in most cases here, motorbikes, jetskis etc, surely if you have not the ability to safely enjoy the use of one commonmsense would prevail.

Sadly it appears that common sense these days is as rare as a boat captains licence.

A boat licence is required. But being able to pilot a boat and ride a jetski are two different things. The fact is there is no jetski licence, where you have to prove you ability to ride a jetski.

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