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    Why don't Thais............?

    Why do they not look right when exiting a junction?


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    Why can't Thais just be like us...?


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    My lovely partner showed me this yesterday, horrific, and the poor kid was only 15 years old

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    Why can't Thais just be like us...?
    No mate this is a serious problem if you drive. It happens all the time. RIP kid who was not old enough to legally drive..

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    Why can't Thais just be like us...?
    FOJ..

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    If you look you will see there’s a solid white line on that bend that entitles then to right of way

    besides they need to keep their eyes out for some cont on his 3 wheeler driving the wrong way up that hard shoulder

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    Who is to blame?

    The strokers who didn’t put a stop sign and road markings on the minor road

    just got my Missus to translate, seems they are more concerned why the songteaw didn’t stop and they also mentioned that junction being an accident blackspot.

    fuckn apes

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    Why can't Thais just be like us...?
    No mate this is a serious problem if you drive. It happens all the time. RIP kid who was not old enough to legally drive..
    agree with you there, a.o.

    thais should drive like westerners (in general) drive and then thailand wouldn't have some of the most dangerous roads (stats) in the world.

    that said: my little part of bkk is safe as the traffic never moves too fast and most of the drivers drive well.

    almost never see an accident (once per year a minor accident).

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    nothing to do with westerners just look. Simple soi leading to a main road. Junction, car coming from your right, you want to turn left but the car is at 35 kilometers per hour and is 30 meters away no way to merge, heavy breaks applied by the car. Car looks in the rear view mirror and not a car one behind him...... Simply no knowledge of how to drive and less spacial awareness. A head bob solves it all though.
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    A terrible tragedy I concur...but entirely superfluous (and disrespectful) to reclassify them as primates.

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    They just don't have any respect for other road users. ME FIRST!!!

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    Songkran is coming soon and El Presidente has a firm plan in place this year to reduce the cull. He's passed the responsibility to deputy El Presidente .

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Farangrakthai View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    Why can't Thais just be like us...?
    No mate this is a serious problem if you drive. It happens all the time. RIP kid who was not old enough to legally drive..
    agree with you there, a.o.

    thais should drive like westerners (in general) drive and then thailand wouldn't have some of the most dangerous roads (stats) in the world.

    that said: my little part of bkk is safe as the traffic never moves too fast and most of the drivers drive well.

    almost never see an accident (once per year a minor accident).
    f*ck off....
    hl: listen, generally i agree with you that expats shouldn't be farang supremacists (looking down on thais because they aren't like "us").

    though, regarding driving, they should be like "us", japanese, singaporean, etc.

    btw: on td, one should be able to disagree without hurling insults.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    He's passed the responsibility to deputy El Presidente
    but he will just watch ........

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    There is a major fact that needs to be considered here. Thais are incapable of driving safely. Any teaching they received on the subject is minimal and many do not even have a license to drive a car or motorbike, but they do. Police hardly ever enforce the rules of the road, so what you are left with is a free for all out on the highways and if you do not drive defensively, you are dead meat.

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    ouch.! that was fookin nasty. the bikey looks in total shock but notice he didn't go near the carnage.. must have been nasty

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    If you look you will see there’s a solid white line on that bend that entitles then to right of way
    That solid white line you refer to is the demarcation line between the actual road and the hard shoulder. I believe it is illegal to cross over that line to either park or drive. The white line is there instead of kerbs being as it's cheaper and easier to construct a road in rural areas that way.

    When should you use the hard shoulder?


    The hard shoulder: A narrow emergency lane along the left of a motorway, separated by a solid white line. Most deaths on the hard shoulder happen within 30 minutes of the driver pulling over. Using this part of the motorway should be an absolute last resort, for a breakdown or emergency




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    Quote Originally Posted by Mex View Post
    A terrible tragedy I concur...but entirely superfluous (and disrespectful) to reclassify them as primates.
    I'm not sure it would be a re-classification. Did they ever evolve in the first place ?


    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Who is to blame?

    The strokers who didnít put a stop sign and road markings on the minor road
    You're right. The authorities have to take the blame because they designed the road, and all warning signs must be in place.

    But I can't help thinking that the mentality behind peoples' failure to look is some kind of village mentality which I haven't quite worked out yet.

    For instance, I used to live in Taiwan. This country industrialised rapidly and late. When my girlfriend's parents were married in 1970, they hired one of the very few cars in central Taiwan to take them to the wedding.

    Even today, if you go to central Taiwan you see older people just walking out onto the road without looking. They don't expect cars to be coming along so quickly. People just drive around them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    You're right. The authorities have to take the blame because they designed the road, and all warning signs must be in place.
    No he's not. There is no compulsory rule that warning signs must be in place. The line markings on the road are. At the junction, in the vid, a broad white stop line can be seen about 5-8m in from main road. That is clear enough to tell people to stop.

    What is the limit of a line?


    A line constituting a limit or point of furthest (permitted) extent; a cordon; a boundary; specifically a solid white line across a road indicating the point where traffic should stop.



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    ...so, bureaucratic incompetence coupled with the usual heedless state of many locals produced...another accident...*yawn*...just a warm-up for next month's lollapalooza carnage...do we have a death poll yet?...

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    Interesting to note that chaotic driving exists in both Cambodia and Indonesia. At first it really did look dangerous. The difference is simple awareness.
    In both countries, it is common practice to use the wrong side of the road, or to cut corners. The difference is road users fully expect this contrary form of road use and make allowances for it.
    This rarely happens in Thailand.
    Organised chaos v disorganized mayhem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Switch View Post
    Organised chaos v Thainess
    ...ftfy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickschoppers
    There is a major fact that needs to be considered here. Thais are incapable of driving safely.
    Yeah, that's not actually a fact at all (much less a 'major' one).

    Anyways I was just thinking about it and I can't even recollect the last accident I saw here. In the whole time I have been here I've seen very, very few - which is always surprising to me.

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    Thai driving habits, especially motorbikes, stink.

    Motorbikes rarely look right when making a left turn.

    The other extremely dangerous thing they do is at crossroads on major highways, where there are designated right turn lanes. Motorbikes slowly wobble out into the fast lane to get ahead of cars waiting on a right turn. They don't even glance back to see a vehicle is approaching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Anyways I was just thinking about it and I can't even recollect the last accident I saw here. In the whole time I have been here I've seen very, very few - which is always surprising to me.
    There are plenty of marks on the road where accidents have occured around my neck of the woods! I could have my own accident looking at them all.

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