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    Look into your rear view before making a U-turn

    A 56-year-old female motorcycle rider and her 6-year-old nephew were killed this morning (March 3, 2021) after the rider made a sudden U-turn without giving a right-turn signal to a speeding pick-up truck on the right lane.


    According to the Thai-language Daily News, a total of 72 people were killed at the same spot yesterday.


    Medical Doctor Taejing Siripanit, who is the secretary-general of the “Don’t Drink When You Drive Foundation,” told the newspaper that people were killed on the roads and highways in Thailand every day.


    Citing the statistics he has collected, Dr Taejing said 14,907 people were killed on the roads during 1 Jan-31 Dec 2019, 14,825 killed during 1Jan-31 Dec 2020, and 2,653 killed during 1 Jan-2 March 2021.


    Look into your rear view before making a U-turn

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    According to the Thai-language Daily News, a total of 72 people were killed at the same spot yesterday.
    excuse me?

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    ^ They should really station a policeman at that spot!

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    the rider made a sudden U-turn without giving a right-turn signal to a speeding pick-up truck on the right lane.
    If he was speeding, it probably wouldn't have made a lot of difference.

    In sane countries, we learn "mirror, signal, manoeuvre", whereas in Thailand the mirror is optional and the signal, if it happens at all, is usually at the precise moment or after the manoeuvre itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    According to the Thai-language Daily News, a total of 72 people were killed at the same spot yesterday.
    You would think that after the first 50 , the bodies piling up would have soften the impact of the remaining 20.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    They should really station a policeman at that spot!
    maybe an emergency room

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    excuse me?

    perhaps the journalist meant last year

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    ^ They should really station a policeman at that spot!
    I might hasten to say that such a presence wouldn't make a difference.
    Last edited by HuangLao; 03-03-2021 at 10:03 PM. Reason: peyote -

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    perhaps the journalist meant last year
    That is still a fuck of a lot for one spot.

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    Replace the U turn gap with a roundabout? Oh wait .....

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