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    Quote Originally Posted by hick View Post
    Well, I've never fucking done it with cars on my ass.
    A lifetime of NZ driving where everybody stops at pedestrian crossings. Good habits die hard

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    And at any junction, I always allow cars coming from my right to pass before I proceed, unless they actually stop for me.
    This is correct for right-hand traffic but wrong for left-hand traffic...

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    So is it correct, as claimed by some, that legally you have to give way to traffic from the left in Ting Tong Land?

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    I worked with a bloke once who thought he was a mine of useful inventions, for example; he said you have a left and right indicators but nothing to indicate when you are going straight across at a cross roads and, yep you got it he invented both flashers at the same time and had his bubble burst when of all people a woman pointed out that vehicles have this already, hazard lights - ukin idiot, we kept him off anything technical and he only lasted 3 weeks. He also liked the idea of chopsticks with holes in them so you could drink your chinese crab & sweetcorn gloop soup, or a straw as everyone else saw it.
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    An alternate Uturn indicator could be useful here...

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    It ain't the West nor has it ever been nor expected to be.
    Adapt and acclimate for local standards without the fucking angst and whinging.

    If ya can't - get the fuck out.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    It ain't the West nor has it ever been nor expected to be.
    Adapt and acclimate for local standards without the fucking angst and whinging.

    If ya can't - get the fuck out like I did.


    FTFY............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    This is correct for right-hand traffic but wrong for left-hand traffic...
    My post was for the real world (in Thailand), not for some "this-is-what-it-should-be-in-my-theory" world.

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    Is that your right or my right, jesus where's me shoes mum gave me with the words in green and red on the toe caps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    My post was for the real world (in Thailand), not for some "this-is-what-it-should-be-in-my-theory" world.


    ............

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    This explains in part why mocys joining from the left never look?

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    I find Thai drivers are very wary of roundabouts. There is one in Nan near the airport. More often than not a Thai driver on the roundabout will stop to allow you in. If you stop to give them right of way then it often results in both cars sitting there. Thankfully when on this roundabout I'm yet to experience another car entering and cutting me off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoganInParasite View Post
    I find Thai drivers are very wary of roundabouts.
    It's because they know that nobdy knows how to use them. Also, many seem to think that turning traffic has to give way to straight through traffic, thus the stopping to let cars in.
    Then there's stop signs. Perversely, here in Hatyai everybody drives straight through them and as a result, on intersections where north-south traffic is controlled by the stop sign, it's the east-west traffic that stops, knowing that the north-south traffic won't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    It's because they know that nobdy knows how to use them. Also, many seem to think that turning traffic has to give way to straight through traffic, thus the stopping to let cars in.
    Then there's stop signs. Perversely, here in Hatyai everybody drives straight through them and as a result, on intersections where north-south traffic is controlled by the stop sign, it's the east-west traffic that stops, knowing that the north-south traffic won't.
    And I was thinking size matters!

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    Has no-one driven in Germany? The same principle applies, when there is no yellow diamond you give way to the right. The problem is in Thailand, there are no yellow diamonds to let you know you're on the primary road. Anyway, I use the same guidelines as i do in Germany and give way to people joining the road from the left. It has saved the day on more than one occasion. I don't care for whose right or wrong in an accident, preferring not to be in one at all.

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