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Thai public fully in favor of going 120 kmph - previous limit was just too slow


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That would be a first for Thailand !

tell the thai public to focus on the real problems ; horrid driving judgment and 'me first, only me' mentality

new limits would let us achieve reincarnation as a soi dog much quicker ..

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36 minutes ago, futsukayoi said:

Exactly.  Just come back from Khao Sok to Samui through school zomes marked as 50 we were driving along with the stream of traffic at 80 and were regularly being passed by vehicles doing well over 120.  It does not matter what speed or other traffic rules are unless they are enforced.

For many Thais maximum speed = maximum performance of the car. Ergo a BMW will have a greater speed limit than a Suzuki Swift. Think about it, there is some logic in there somewhere. Thai logic.

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13 hours ago, rooster59 said:

The public did not believe that there would be more accidents, they said, if everyone follows the rules and drives sensibly. 

Yes, indeed... IF. Big, big IF.

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So what's the speed limit for the breakdown lanes? Something between Zero and 120 +

 

And the limit fro crashing through the toll booth/gate?

 

Jenphop Weeraporn was estimated at 200 Kph when he killed Kritsana Thaworn and Thanthapat Horsaeng.

 

 

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4 hours ago, polpott said:

For many Thais maximum speed = maximum performance of the car. Ergo a BMW will have a greater speed limit than a Suzuki Swift. Think about it, there is some logic in there somewhere. Thai logic.

Sorry, but that is not just Thai logic. Far from it!

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Total sham.

New rules mean cars are going to be 'allowed' to travel 120, but superbikes must only travel 110.

Actually, both can manage 120, and it's differences in driving speeds that cause many problems - as well as entitled drivers not bothering to slow down even when they can't see that the way is clear or free from hazards ahead.

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The Hi-So's will be happy, they generally drive at a minimum of 20-30Kph more than they should so now they can drive at 140-150Kph - Naah, in retrospect I can't really envisage them Slowing Down ..................................LOL

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Most Thai drivers don't know what it is like to drive in a country where there are 100% licensed drivers; where there are road signs indicating who has right of way, indeed right of way doesn't even seem to be understood at all here; where drivers drive a little over the speed limit; where there are police cars that will pull you over to check you and your car; where there are annual MOT tests to keep dirty stinking-black-smoke producing overloaded pick-up and trucks off the roads.

My tongue-in-cheek proposal would be to reduce the price of cars, so that we get the idiots on motorbikes. 

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Having just driven home on 2, 1 and 9 I can confirm that the same selfish attitude persists on the roads. Loads of trucks driving in all lanes, people going slowly in every lane, and the drivers who actually want to get somewhere weaving in and out of everyone. 

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18 hours ago, ripstanley said:

Most Thai drivers where I live are lucky to exceed 40 kms per hour

But are they driving on there side of the road ? Not the case in my home area .

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7 hours ago, futsukayoi said:

Exactly.  Just come back from Khao Sok to Samui through school zomes marked as 50 we were driving along with the stream of traffic at 80 and were regularly being passed by vehicles doing well over 120.  It does not matter what speed or other traffic rules are unless they are enforced.

Were the schools open? 

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18 hours ago, rooster59 said:

Thai public fully in favor of going 120 kmph - previous limit was just too slow

Thai drivers go as fast as they want whenever they want. Dictating a new speed limit may work on a few toll roads around Bangkok but doesn't mean anything to the rest of Thailand.

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