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The carnage continues: 554 dead this month, year to date 11,462

 

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Daily News continued their campaign to highlight the appalling carnage on the Thai roads that are known for being some of the most deadly in the world. 

 

They said that fatalities at the scene of accidents on Monday claimed the lives of 21 people.

 

They caution that these are just those that die at the scene - in reality when hospital deaths and all regions report their stats the figures are much higher. 

 

It is thought that between 24,000 and 26,000 die annually on the Thai roads, notes Thaivisa.

 

So far in October 554 have died at the scene of accidents. 

 

The total for the year nationwide is 11,462. 

 

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Figures are reported every day by Daily News who highlighted the need to be vigilant at U-turns in their story about an air-conditioned bus on Route 29 that collided with the back of a container truck.

 

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Seven passengers on the bus were injured in the accident on Pahonyothin Road near the Kesri 5 housing estate in Klong 1, Klong Luang district north of Bangkok. 

 

The truck driver was trying to execute a U-turn at the time. 

 

Source: Daily News

 

 
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they simply refuse to recognize that if the made the police enforce the current road rules this figure would drop, they also need to purchase cars instead if pick ups(bet someone is making a fortune in kick backs on that one) so that they can patrol the roads instead of sitting in the offices. Road bikes would also be a good idea but again this would be too much to expect from any thai govt or the police force. Much easier to make up committees to think up BS ideas & write/complain about the many deaths than to actually do what is needed

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A national tragedy! The buck stops with no one for all this carnage. Not the Prime Minister, not the Transport Minister and not the police.

No one is accountable; sadly it just happens and is accepted as part of Thai life and death.

Politicians should stand in shame but they don't care, they are fully protected with their police escorts.

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Never mind, according to some fellow TV members, we falang are just "uneducated and ignorant" - and all this is "local culture".

Therefore, we should embrace and accept it.  

 

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Lack of access to education and therefore poor knowledge are the main factors behind a majority of the avoidable fatalities. A high percentage of Thais are either unskilled, on low incomes or unemployed. This means that generation after generation suffer from from their parents and they in turn are poorly educated. The Government have gradually introduced new rules and regulations into the lol Thai Highway Code lol but the police either are not aware of them or just do not care about implementing them.

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Beyond insane! - its MAD MAX fury road out there.  Wild insane drivers going 150 cutting 3 lanes no indicator and never a siren of law enforcement.  Bits and pieces hanging from the rearvision mirror wont save someone from stupid driving nor the other lives they endanger.  

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1 hour ago, RichardColeman said:

Quick look at some internet data for deaths annually on the road per 100,000 of population.

UK - 3.1,  Thailand - 32.7 !

 

Personally I think that 32.7 is low 

 

Agree. Could easily be double with their driving "skills".

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34 minutes ago, LoS itaint said:

Lack of access to education and therefore poor knowledge are the main factors behind a majority of the avoidable fatalities. A high percentage of Thais are either unskilled, on low incomes or unemployed. This means that generation after generation suffer from from their parents and they in turn are poorly educated. The Government have gradually introduced new rules and regulations into the lol Thai Highway Code lol but the police either are not aware of them or just do not care about implementing them.

none of the above accounts for a complete lack of common sense and driving / riding like an idiot, I've watched dogs interacting with the traffic and showing more sense than a lot of Thai's.  .

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5 minutes ago, ChipButty said:

If they could stop a 3rd of them deaths imagine how much money they would save at the hospitals 

what, and put people out of work - can't do, sorry. 

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If anyone wants to know what the Thai faux-elite REALLY think of their fellow Thais (the serfs), just look at what they have doggedly and consistently and persistently NOT done, decade after decade after decade, to stop the slaughter of Thais on the roads.

 

This is the highest proof (if proof were needed) that the 'elected' leaders of the land DO NOT CARE A WHIT ABOUT THAIS! THE SERFS' TINY AND GROVELLING LITTLE LIVES ARE MEANINGLESS AND WORTHLESS IN THE EYES OF THE 'ELITE'.

 

 

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I wonder how many of them were 10 / 12 year olds going to school and home on motorbikes totaly uninsured without even wearing helmets and thats in front of cops guiding on foot kids across the roads ....aint going to change any time in decades to come. 

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If you sat beside a busy road and watched Thais drive your hair would stand up. They break the law with ease and where are the RTP mmmm nowhere to be seen and one of the magor factors apart from speeding is that thais have no patience me me me and me dies or kills someone

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2 hours ago, ChipButty said:

If they could stop a 3rd of them deaths imagine how much money they would save at the hospitals 

Enough to rescind the punitive, compulsory insurance being foisted on old foreigners?

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1 hour ago, Artisi said:

none of the above accounts for a complete lack of common sense and driving / riding like an idiot, I've watched dogs interacting with the traffic and showing more sense than a lot of Thai's.  .

You've watched more dogs than Thais then.

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   One cannot entirely blame the police for what's happening on Thailand's roads. its the Thai poor mentality that's the problem,

     1   They cannot identify a Hazard in front of them, and begin to slow before reaching it.

     2   They want to go where they are going regardless of other road user's.

     3   inpatient.

     4   cannot drive within roadlines.

     5   Overtake anywhere.

     6   Not sure what the Brake pedals for.

     7   And this list could go on and on.

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22 minutes ago, NanLaew said:

You've watched more dogs than Thais then.

As for watching more dogs than Thais - no, dogs usually have better sense than many Thai drivers / riders - so no need to pay as much attention. 

 

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

So far in October 554 have died at the scene of accidents. 

 

Every year we hear things will change, every year we hear about tackling the carnage, every year we hear about measures to reduce the death toll, every year we hear about crackdowns... every day we read about the latest figures and the governments failure to achieve anything !

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

The carnage continues: 554 dead this month, year to date 11,462

They are going for the Gold medal again.This carnage isn't going to change until the Cops get of their Butt and enforce  all the traffic laws 24/7 instead of sitting on their but in a air condition office an playing with their phones.

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May be I am wrong. If a large number of top people (high government officials, top big influential businessmen and families ) died in accidents it would make the government want to do something about the situation.

If ordinary people like you and me we are nothing in their eyes.

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