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tingtongfarang

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Some days ago while waiting to turn right at a main intersection in bkk i heard frantic screaming, on turning my head i realised it was my gf and 3 other cyclists all screaming while crossing on green,

I later asked why and she replied... its quite normal here because of the red light runners so we all scream with fear as we cross on green, the police sit in the aircon box and watch but have zero interest in the red light runners putting peoples life a risk,

Cant imagine any other country where this happens

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16 minutes ago, sherwood said:

Riding a pushbike in Bangkok. No thankyou.

pradit manoontaam which is part of this intersection in the last years had hundreds of cyclists each evening riding up and down with expencive high end bikes and all riders wearing lycra, not sure if it was just a fashion or there are no survivors but they are all gone, btw my gf just uses a folding bike to go to the supermarket, 

When i think about it i will video the scene at the intersection and put it on youtube

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1 minute ago, FritsSikkink said:

Never heard anyone screaming at an intersection anywhere in Thailand

I scream every time, "let me survive" this is Thailand. I drive a pickup by the way.😜

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15 minutes ago, tingtongfarang said:

When i think about it i will video the scene at the intersection and put it on youtube

Yes, please do. I have seen cyclists in the midst of heavy traffic and pollution in many parts of Bangkok, but have never seen them screaming at intersections as a normal routine, as your gf states.

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As if someone cocooned in his metal box is going to hear you...

You'd be more likely to get their attention if you posted on Facebook.

 

I think its worth checking for on-coming traffic regardless of the colour of the lights; if my lights are green and there is traffic stopped on the other road, OK.  If my lights are green and there's no traffic stopped I'll pay particular attention to approaching traffic, and if my lights are red, I'll wait until there is no traffic approaching from any direction, and check for policemen as well.


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18 minutes ago, bluesofa said:

Well not before the collision anyway.
(sorry!)

I just hope to die in my sleep like my grandfather, not screaming in horrific terror, like his passengers

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17 hours ago, StreetCowboy said:

As if someone cocooned in his metal box is going to hear you...

You'd be more likely to get their attention if you posted on Facebook.

 

I think its worth checking for on-coming traffic regardless of the colour of the lights; if my lights are green and there is traffic stopped on the other road, OK.  If my lights are green and there's no traffic stopped I'll pay particular attention to approaching traffic, and if my lights are red, I'll wait until there is no traffic approaching from any direction, and check for policemen as well.


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Worthy of note is the fact 95% of the red light runners are helmetless scooter riders

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