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Nine thousand dead on the Thai roads this year and counting

 

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Thai caption: Campaign to lessen road death toll: 13th August 57 dead at the scene. Since start of year 9,160 corpses

 

Daily News reported that 57 people died at the scene of road accidents on Tuesday bringing the total for the year to 9,160. 

 

They caution that this is only those who perish at the scene of accidents. In reality the total death toll is considerably higher. 

 

DPM Prawit Wongsuwan and a top policeman looking into ways to improve conditions on the roads have both admitted in recent days that the death toll in Thailand is in excess of 20,000 per year, notes Thaivisa. 

 

Thai and international organisations have stated that it is likely to be about 25,000 fatalities per year.

 

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Daily News are running a daily campaign to increase awareness and they highlighted speeding and tailgating in their headline today. 

 

They reported on an accident in which a couple in Samut Sakhon were lucky to escape serious injury when a pick-up slammed into their coconut shop after swerving to avoid a parked truck. The driver also survived with minor injuries.

 

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Source: Daily News

 

 

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5 minutes ago, Vacuum said:

Doesn't matter. The numbers are alarming.

and will progress to a larger number.....will never decrease until a very hard driving test is passed by well qualified examiners ( who will be as scarce as rocking horse **it)

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What more can be said that hasn't been said already a thousand times? as long as drives and riders disregard the laws and common sense,  corpses will continue to pile up...

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Enforcing the TM30 for Thailand´s safety but doing nothing against more than 20,000 dead people in traffic every year. I think they have the wrong priorities. 

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1 minute ago, CNXexpat said:

Enforcing the TM30 for Thailand´s safety but doing nothing against more than 20,000 dead people in traffic every year. I think they have the wrong priorities. 

no they have them right...............YOUR IN THAILAND !!!!!

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2 minutes ago, CNXexpat said:

Enforcing the TM30 for Thailand´s safety but doing nothing against more than 20,000 dead people in traffic every year. I think they have the wrong priorities. 

20,000 dead people are not a threat to 'national' security'.

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how and why and when DOES ONE SWERVE to avoid an already parked object.

One sees it from a distance and then takes the appropriate manouver to drive past.....!!

BUT NO ....thais do not see this as a problem then gets near and thiks OHHHHHHHHHHHHH!! there is a parked vehicle THEN HE/SHE swerves to miss said vehicle.....

I have never SWERVED to avoid a parked vehicle,like many others on here WHO CAN DRIVE PROPERLY....

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1 minute ago, Vacuum said:

20,000 dead people are not a threat to 'national' security'.

20,000 are dead and it could be much less. It doesn´t matter if they die from bombs or bad, stupid, uneducated driving (often without driver license). And it costs the country billions every year. If farangs would kill 100 Thais per year, they would check us much more. If bad driving kills ten thousands, nobody cares. That´s strange.

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11 minutes ago, essox essox said:

how and why and when DOES ONE SWERVE to avoid an already parked object.

When one has got his nose stuck in smart phone and doesn't see the object until the last moment.

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11 minutes ago, CNXexpat said:

20,000 are dead and it could be much less. It doesn´t matter if they die from bombs or bad, stupid, uneducated driving (often without driver license). And it costs the country billions every year. If farangs would kill 100 Thais per year, they would check us much more. If bad driving kills ten thousands, nobody cares. That´s strange.

Yes, strange indeed. We will never understand their way of thinking.

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Daily News reported that 57 people died at the scene of road accidents on Tuesday bringing the total for the year to 9,160.

 

And how many died on the way to the super hospitals without an emergency OP, or a few hours/days after the accident.

 

  How many of them have lost body parts and are disabled?

 

   The real number is way higher. 

   

 

  

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58 minutes ago, webfact said:

Daily News reported that 57 people died at the scene of road accidents on Tuesday bringing the total for the year to 9,160

 

59 minutes ago, webfact said:

 

Thai and international organisations have stated that it is likely to be about 25,000 fatalities per year

9,000 up until mid Aug .. Hmmm is that correct .. 

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1 hour ago, essox essox said:

and will progress to a larger number.....will never decrease until a very hard driving test is passed by well qualified examiners ( who will be as scarce as rocking horse **it)

partially agree this will impact on newbies what about the idiots already out there?

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

DPM Prawit Wongsuwan and a top policeman looking into ways to improve conditions on the roads have both admitted in recent days that the death toll in Thailand is in excess of 20,000 per year, notes Thaivisa. 

It is not rocket science, one of the main problems in Thailand is complacency, Thais know they are able to get away with driving or acting how they want and the police unfortunately to a large degree allow them to do just that.

Offenders need to know and realise there is a credible risk of being caught committing any act that is against the law, and that there will be serious consequences for being caught.

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10 minutes ago, Geoffggi said:

It is not rocket science, one of the main problems in Thailand is complacency, Thais know they are able to get away with driving or acting how they want and the police unfortunately to a large degree allow them to do just that.

Offenders need to know and realise there is a credible risk of being caught committing any act that is against the law, and that there will be serious consequences for being caught.

Completly true and eath on the roads is just that, a death.  To those "raping" Thailand it is just another common act by people who are considered worthless by the Elite and above. Murder is not a problem either, you get off with that too.

http://www.khaosodenglish.com/politics/2019/05/04/army-drops-charges-against-soldiers-who-kill-6-in-temple/

Until Thais appreciate the sanctity of human life more than money nothing will change.

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On a par with Syria almost.....absolutely disgraceful that virtually nothing of any consequence is done!

Thailand should be totally ashamed and embarrassed that these figures are known globally.

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4 minutes ago, buanmeerugsaa said:

Last year, France with a comparable population to Thailand, had 3,259 road fatalities. 

 

 

 

 

.... and how many were motorbikes ?

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25 minutes ago, Jip99 said:

 

 

.... and how many were motorbikes ?

The UK has a similar population and just 1770 deaths. Motorcycles amount to 10% of the seriously injured and killed.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/754685/quarterly-estimates-april-to-june-2018.pdf

 

Edit: Motorcycle deaths average 328, so about 18.5% of the total and they represent about 1% of the traffic.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/447673/motorcyclist-casualties-2013-data.pdf

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3 hours ago, legend49 said:

partially agree this will impact on newbies what about the idiots already out there?

 

The same thing applies with those driving cars etc, who do far more damage than a kid on a motorcycle who usually just kills himself. It should have been dealt with decades ago when people began driving in numbers, and now it is far, far too late.

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18 minutes ago, mike324 said:

heavy fines is the only solution to get thais to drive carefully....

 

No-one patrols the roads to see and stop them driving like idiots, so how will they get spotted and fined?

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4 hours ago, ezzra said:

What more can be said that hasn't been said already a thousand times? as long as drives and riders disregard the laws and common sense,  corpses will continue to pile up...

Try to change it and the first people to cry foul are the Thais themselves... they like the freedom as it is & except the consequences !

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