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Road carnage continues unabated as most die in a single day since New Year

 

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Daily News reported that 68 people died at the scene of road accidents in Thailand on Monday.

 

According to their figures it was the worst single day death toll since the so called deadly days of New Year.

 

They reported that 1,294 people have died in Thai road accidents since the start of the year. 

 

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This figure will rise as those that die in hospitals and other deaths are added to the lists. 

 

Daily News showed a video of one accident on Monday - a car turning right in to the path of a truck. 

 

They also reported on the death of a mobile crane lorry driver whose crane hit power lines while he was lifting ceramic tiles on a roadside. 

 

The resulting electric shock and fire killed 29 year old Watchara Khongsathit.

 

Source: Daily News

 

 

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9 minutes ago, webfact said:

They reported that 1,294 people have died in Thai road accidents since the start of the year. 

...and the first month is not finished yet. Most countries would be horrified if they had this many fatalities in the whole year. The killing fields have moved here from the neighbours!

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So who is actually surprised by this piece of news?  There are many uncertainties in the world but the one thing you can one hundred percent rely on is that the standard of driving in Thailand will never improve.     

 

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Thailand setting a new gold standard again, how long must we continue raising the bar ?
Not even on Prayut's radar, he is too busy counting the Chinese New Year invasion to worry about small details like this.

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Love the heavy black tinted windows , especially driving tired at night, with a little Kenny G on the stereo....or just drive angry like the rest of the world..

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🙈🙉🙊 unbelievable and the beat goes on and on and on --- unabated, well done the protector's of the country, you are doing a great job -  🤬 

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It has got to the stage that saying anything is absolutely pointless, we all KNOWE Thais never take any criticism, knoiw everything and certainly cannot be told what they are doing is wrong or stupid.

So unless punitive penalties are introduced and a complete change in enforcement and subsequent costs to the offenders made almost too expensive we will not see any change, except perhaps the cost of funerals going up. 

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The 7 Deadly Days rolled out each New Years and Songkran are actually statistically safer than any given 'normal' day on the road.

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3 hours ago, Lupatria said:

9 posts regarding Thais driving culture already, and nobody was accused of Thai bashing (yet)?

 

Where Thai roads and Thai drivers are concerned the criticism of those criticising Thai's (otherwise called 'Thai bashing') is the one area such criticism is justified.... 

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Thailand, take responsibility and change behaviour on the road. Step one, follow the road rules. Step 2, become courteous drivers jnstead of rude, ignorant <deleted>. Step 3, stop speeding. 

 

Too hard to follow I guess.

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1 hour ago, Khun Paul said:

It has got to the stage that saying anything is absolutely pointless, we all KNOWE Thais never take any criticism, knoiw everything and certainly cannot be told what they are doing is wrong or stupid.

So unless punitive penalties are introduced and a complete change in enforcement and subsequent costs to the offenders made almost too expensive we will not see any change, except perhaps the cost of funerals going up. 

Until they take a stance on safety like the West, things will never change, enforcement is needed, along with a point system tied to mandatory insurance. Then they need proper towing services where the violators are towed, and costs to get the vehicle out of impound goes up daily until the costs reach the value of the car/motorcycle and it goes to auction. When people start going broke, and have their vehicles sold off at auction, they will think twice about being stupid. But all that is useless without proper drivers training, testing, and licensing. I figure Thailand is about 50-100 years away from that, so don't hold your breath as they continue to act like mental midgets and kill each other off by the thousands.

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9 minutes ago, Aussieroaming said:

Thailand, take responsibility and change behaviour on the road. Step one, follow the road rules. Step 2, become courteous drivers jnstead of rude, ignorant f##ks. Step 3, stop speeding. 

 

Too hard to follow I guess.

It would be interesting to see a proper breakdown down and analysis of stupid driving / riding leading to deaths. My observations would suggest maybe 20% of car drivers and 85% of motor cycle riders require something between the ears other than a vacuum with a major portion of the others being good to marginally ok drivers /riders. 

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6 hours ago, Dmaxdan said:

So who is actually surprised by this piece of news?  There are many uncertainties in the world but the one thing you can one hundred percent rely on is that the standard of driving in Thailand will never improve.     

 

It's not only a question of driving skills also wrong attitude no respect no responsibility and on the top of this the deep sikness of PROUDNESS AND JEALOUSNESS !!!!

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7 hours ago, Dmaxdan said:

So who is actually surprised by this piece of news?  There are many uncertainties in the world but the one thing you can one hundred percent rely on is that the standard of driving in Thailand will never improve.     

 

Now come on, it couldn't get any worse - could it?

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1 hour ago, ChipButty said:

Farang you know nufink you know like our driving go back to Farang land

Thats about what I believe goes thru their heads, at least until their own family members are part of the carnage, then they seem to think its just "bad luck". You have to wonder who employees people who can't even figure out how to safely get down the road? Do you feel safe in their care, say in a taxi/bus/overloaded mini-van/ambulance/airplane/boat/etc?

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Didn't think the driving standard could get worse but in the last 2-3 months it surely has every time I go out but why? Its my thought they just want to get more likes on social media the bigger the crash the more you take out the better the rating if you die in the process at least you will be liked a lot🤔   

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15 hours ago, Lupatria said:

9 posts regarding Thais driving culture already, and nobody was accused of Thai bashing (yet)?

Perhaps some readers are now realising that some "Thai bashing" actually is just talk about realities? Some people just cannot handle reality and they need excuses.

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