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Six more Thai roads given 120 kmph speed limits


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7 minutes ago, Jonathan Fairfield said:

compliance had been good with people observing the speed limits in each lane, surveys had shown

How was that survey conducted... questions with honest answers? 😂

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As if there isn't enough road fatalities in this country as it is to allow this kind of speed...

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4 minutes ago, Sticky Rice Balls said:

Seems to me the be the biggest waste of money even making speed limit signs in LOS

Or  indicators or  brake  lights or tyres with tread on   and from what Ive seen locally even brake   shoes at the rear as  all drivers that turn up here have to stick a  rock  under their wheels to stop them  rolling  back.

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How many countries in the world send such signals by INCREASING speed limits?

The one that does is among the most dangerous worldwide.

Makes sense?

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58 minutes ago, Rampant Rabbit said:

stick a  rock  under their wheels to stop them  rolling  back.

Due to forgetting to take their handbrakes off when mobile. Putting the motor in gear when parking up helps.

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10 minutes ago, cyril sneer said:

good news, hopefully they can crack down on slow drivers, they are the ones causing the accidents and aggression on the roads

Certainly they are often responsible for dangerous overtaking !

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19 minutes ago, cyril sneer said:

good news, hopefully they can crack down on slow drivers, they are the ones causing the accidents and aggression on the roads

and the U turners from the furthest lanes that then cut across all the other lanes

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5 hours ago, KhunBENQ said:

How many countries in the world send such signals by INCREASING speed limits?

The one that does is among the most dangerous worldwide.

Makes sense?

Plenty of instances of 50mph limits being increased to 60mph in the UK where the reduced speed proved ineffective in reducing accidents but very good at creating bunching. Does that make the UK 'among the most dangerous' ? because the records seem to show it is next only to Sweden for safety.

Speed is rarely the only cause of a crash (if it were, no motor race would ever finish). Lack of attention and inability to control the vehicle properly is far more prevalent.

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While a step in the right direction, this does not matter. We drive safely at 120kph, and when we get speeding tickets in the mail, we simply throw them out. There is no coordinated system, and there are no repercussions. And it gives me tremendous pleasure to deny any money to these toxic goons. 

 

People are going to drive as fast as they want to drive. Speed limits have little to no impact on that. And 90kph on a major highway is simply juvenile. 

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18 hours ago, Sticky Rice Balls said:

Seems to me the be the biggest waste of money even making speed limit signs in LOS

That's because the speed signs are more of a suggestive than a firm mandate.

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This is news? 

Why is this site suppressing the news of the heinous MURDER of a tourist in the Phuket 'sandbox'?! 

Disgusting protectionism for tourist dollars! 

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17 hours ago, Nojohndoe said:

Certainly they are often responsible for dangerous overtaking !

And undertaking.... but of course they are not responsible for that transgression. 

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16 hours ago, mrfill said:

Plenty of instances of 50mph limits being increased to 60mph in the UK where the reduced speed proved ineffective in reducing accidents but very good at creating bunching. Does that make the UK 'among the most dangerous' ? because the records seem to show it is next only to Sweden for safety.

Speed is rarely the only cause of a crash (if it were, no motor race would ever finish). Lack of attention and inability to control the vehicle properly is far more prevalent.

Plus if you add to your list that most drivers here are not properly trained to drive the vehicle and the driving test is a farce.

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Might be a hidden strategy in there...

A 120 km\hr speed limit, which will turn into 130 t0 140 km\hr for these people who cannot bear having another vehicle in front of them.

This would result in more accident victims driven directly to the morgue, rather than than to the hospital.

Well, hospitals are now needed for Covid victims who do want to live....

But seriously, a country that has the infamous first or second prize as generating the most accidents and deaths on the roads, are increasing the speed limits. Oh well....

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2 minutes ago, VocalNeal said:

Yes it is brilliant here.

Yes, just assume everyone is trying to kill you, adjust your own style accordingly and hope for the best 😄

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