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    Vehicle accident at Chalong circle

    Had to go to Chalong from Rawai today, the traffic was backed up on all the roads approaching chalong circle, when we eventually got to the circle a bus and another vehicle had been involved in a accident and were left blocking the roads
    There is a police station about 50 metres from chalong circle and if you have a accident even a minor one with no one injured you cannot shift the vehicles until the police and/or insurance companies attend the accident
    The traffic jam lasted about 1 hour
    In Australia if you have a accident and the vehicles can be shifted you will be charged with obstructing traffic if you do not move them
    Same thing happens all over Thailand and is a major cause of traffic jams, when are the authorities going to wake up and realize this

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    if they moved em, those numb nut thai cops would probably want a re-enacment

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    Traffic accidents are a potential crime scenes and evidence cannot be touched until the Police have documented the cause

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluke View Post
    Traffic accidents are a potential crime scenes and evidence cannot be touched until the Police have documented the cause
    It was just a normal traffic accident, only in Thailand have i seen this happen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus Jones View Post
    ^Thanks, Captain Thailand!
    What do you mean by that comment, or are you just trying to be a troll ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by nedkellylives View Post
    Had to go to Chalong from Rawai today, the traffic was backed up on all the roads approaching chalong circle, when we eventually got to the circle a bus and another vehicle had been involved in a accident and were left blocking the roads
    There is a police station about 50 metres from chalong circle and if you have a accident even a minor one with no one injured you cannot shift the vehicles until the police and/or insurance companies attend the accident
    The traffic jam lasted about 1 hour
    In Australia if you have a accident and the vehicles can be shifted you will be charged with obstructing traffic if you do not move them
    Same thing happens all over Thailand and is a major cause of traffic jams, when are the authorities going to wake up and realize this
    When hell freezes over, maybe.

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    Much depends if there are personal injuries or allegations of dangerous driving (commonplace in Thailand one would have thought). Marking the road/distance measuring, takes only a few minutes, statements from witness's/complainants can wait.

    The insurance companies should obtain their evidence from police reports/sketch, there should be no requirement to wait until their arrival before moving the vehicles, but hey, this is Thailand where the police cannot be wholly trusted, especially if one of the drivers is a friend/relative/VIP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Lick View Post
    Much depends if there are personal injuries or allegations of dangerous driving (commonplace in Thailand one would have thought). Marking the road/distance measuring, takes only a few minutes, statements from witness's/complainants can wait.

    The insurance companies should obtain their evidence from police reports/sketch, there should be no requirement to wait until their arrival before moving the vehicles, but hey, this is Thailand where the police cannot be wholly trusted, especially if one of the drivers is a friend/relative/VIP.
    Accidents at chalong circle daily with people who do not know how to use a roundabout and do not know the road rules or how to drive and its only going to get worse, and its not only Thai people who drive badly

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    If it's anything like the Dolphin roundabout in Pattaya i feel your pain.

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    Have yet to see a Thai without a phone.Take pics of the accident and move on.

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    I hope you never go to the UK NK if you think that's bad, , anyone with major trauma in a UK accident, such as a broken toenail or an eyelash gone in they're eye will result in a minimum of a weeks closure,, with untold amounts of police being paid round the clock to guard the scene., and compare notes about what takeaway they had last night
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    Quote Originally Posted by nigelandjan View Post
    I hope you never go to the UK NK if you think that's bad, , anyone with major trauma in a UK accident, such as a broken toenail or an eyelash gone in they're eye will result in a minimum of a weeks closure,, with untold amounts of police being paid round the clock to guard the scene., and compare notes about what takeaway they had last night
    Most of the time no one is injured in these minor accidents if they were it is a different matter the same as other countries

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    Quote Originally Posted by crocman View Post
    Have yet to see a Thai without a phone.Take pics of the accident and move on.
    If i was involved in the minor or any accident i would, farangs are nearly always in the wrong as far as the BIB are concerned even when its obvious they are not

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    Quote Originally Posted by nedkellylives View Post
    In Australia blah, blah, blah
    Guess what Dorothy......oh, never mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nedkellylives View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Lick View Post
    Much depends if there are personal injuries or allegations of dangerous driving (commonplace in Thailand one would have thought). Marking the road/distance measuring, takes only a few minutes, statements from witness's/complainants can wait.

    The insurance companies should obtain their evidence from police reports/sketch, there should be no requirement to wait until their arrival before moving the vehicles, but hey, this is Thailand where the police cannot be wholly trusted, especially if one of the drivers is a friend/relative/VIP.
    Accidents at chalong circle daily with people who do not know how to use a roundabout and do not know the road rules or how to drive and its only going to get worse, and its not only Thai people who drive badly
    You could be 1 of those bad drivers hey Peter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratchaburi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by nedkellylives View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Lick View Post
    Much depends if there are personal injuries or allegations of dangerous driving (commonplace in Thailand one would have thought). Marking the road/distance measuring, takes only a few minutes, statements from witness's/complainants can wait.

    The insurance companies should obtain their evidence from police reports/sketch, there should be no requirement to wait until their arrival before moving the vehicles, but hey, this is Thailand where the police cannot be wholly trusted, especially if one of the drivers is a friend/relative/VIP.
    Accidents at chalong circle daily with people who do not know how to use a roundabout and do not know the road rules or how to drive and its only going to get worse, and its not only Thai people who drive badly
    You could be 1 of those bad drivers hey Peter.
    Not likely, be wary of all other drivers and treat them as unqualified to drive which the which most are and not only Thais
    One accident in 8 years and i was rammed in the rear by a 15 year old unlicensed rider on a unlicensed bike talking on his phone who wanted to flee the scene
    Whats your driving record like??

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    Quote Originally Posted by nedkellylives View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by nedkellylives View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Lick View Post
    Much depends if there are personal injuries or allegations of dangerous driving (commonplace in Thailand one would have thought). Marking the road/distance measuring, takes only a few minutes, statements from witness's/complainants can wait.

    The insurance companies should obtain their evidence from police reports/sketch, there should be no requirement to wait until their arrival before moving the vehicles, but hey, this is Thailand where the police cannot be wholly trusted, especially if one of the drivers is a friend/relative/VIP.
    Accidents at chalong circle daily with people who do not know how to use a roundabout and do not know the road rules or how to drive and its only going to get worse, and its not only Thai people who drive badly
    You could be 1 of those bad drivers hey Peter.
    Not likely, be wary of all other drivers and treat them as unqualified to drive which the which most are and not only Thais
    One accident in 8 years and i was rammed in the rear by a 15 year old unlicensed rider on a unlicensed bike talking on his phone who wanted to flee the scene
    Whats your driving record like??
    I have not run into any motor bike or trucks in the last 7 years traveled 450,000 klm in my truck, 60,000 on my Wave, 40,000klm on my Yamaha SRX6.

    I came to Thailand 2002 & have driven he M/C & pickup from day one.
    To get any where in Bangkok you have to drive quick & weave left & right to go with the flow.
    If you don't then it will take you 3 times as long to get any where.

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    Here you go Ned a pic showing 447,969 klm not 450,000 kilometres.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratchaburi View Post
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    Much depends if there are personal injuries or allegations of dangerous driving (commonplace in Thailand one would have thought). Marking the road/distance measuring, takes only a few minutes, statements from witness's/complainants can wait.

    The insurance companies should obtain their evidence from police reports/sketch, there should be no requirement to wait until their arrival before moving the vehicles, but hey, this is Thailand where the police cannot be wholly trusted, especially if one of the drivers is a friend/relative/VIP.
    Accidents at chalong circle daily with people who do not know how to use a roundabout and do not know the road rules or how to drive and its only going to get worse, and its not only Thai people who drive badly
    You could be 1 of those bad drivers hey Peter.
    Not likely, be wary of all other drivers and treat them as unqualified to drive which the which most are and not only Thais
    One accident in 8 years and i was rammed in the rear by a 15 year old unlicensed rider on a unlicensed bike talking on his phone who wanted to flee the scene
    Whats your driving record like??
    I have not run into any motor bike or trucks in the last 7 years traveled 450,000 klm in my truck, 60,000 on my Wave, 40,000klm on my Yamaha SRX6.

    I came to Thailand 2002 & have driven he M/C & pickup from day one.
    To get any where in Bangkok you have to drive quick & weave left & right to go with the flow.
    If you don't then it will take you 3 times as long to get any where.
    I do not know if you are a good driver or a lucky driver Sue
    Its the people who weave and speed while driving who cause most of the accidents Which injure and kill other people usually not themselves

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    Peter are you for real, show me how many kilometres you have driven in Thailand.
    Phuket trafic is fukc all.
    Have you ever driven in Bangkok.
    You bitch about people driving at high speed well you guessing they are, you don't really know. ( the only way you would know you need to drive the same speed )
    So it come to this your a old man bitch about how people drive.
    How about you stick to driving in Austraila OK.












    PS I drive fast not high speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nedkellylives View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Fluke View Post
    Traffic accidents are a potential crime scenes and evidence cannot be touched until the Police have documented the cause
    It was just a normal traffic accident, only in Thailand have i seen this happen
    I fear that your time in Thailand is going to be a frustrating episode in your life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratchaburi View Post
    Here you go Ned a pic showing 447,969 klm not 450,000 kilometres.
    Impressive.

    Toyota Hilux?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malcom View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ratchaburi View Post
    Here you go Ned a pic showing 447,969 klm not 450,000 kilometres.
    Impressive.

    Toyota Hilux?
    Yes Malcom Toyota Hilux extra cab 4x4 2006
    Great Truck TOYOTA

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    Another 10 years and Top Gear will be interested.

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