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Prawit demands action on zebra crossing and traffic law enforcement in Thailand following death of doctor


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6 minutes ago, SAFETY FIRST said:

Yeh, as I said, you pull over to the left. 

Keep curb side away from the traffic.

If you stop in the middle of the road you will get hit. 

 

No one goes around you when you pull over to the left, unless they drive on the footpath......... that's been done before. 

 

Not stopping at a pedestrian crossing for someone to cross the road is an offense. 

It is not an offense to not stop . Thailand has a rule that the pedestrian must wait until the way is clear 

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1 hour ago, Kaopad999 said:

so it only matters when a doctor is killed?. What about all the other thousands of people that are killed on the roads every year, why not take action then? 

It often takes a high visibility person getting hurt for any action to be taken. I think it was about 12 or 13 years ago that someone "important" got killed turning across the traffic and into the main entrance at Mahidol. Within a few days, Mahidol fixed it. Just closed off the road permanently from any right hand turns across traffic. 

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If they had a Highway Code it might be a start. Overtaking on a pedestrian crossing is a definite nono in the UK. And teach people rights of way. Education, education, education.

 

Anyone that has a licence must produce it at the centre that issues them. They will be issued with a copy of the Thai highway code, which they will sign for. After 30 days they will return for a test. Fail, and you lose your licence until you can pass the test.

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In congested Bangkok traffic, you most often don't notice the pedestrian crossing, before it is too late to hit the brakes.
 

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20 minutes ago, big dendrobenaes said:

it is a PEDESTRIAN CROSSING.....nothing to do with a pavement.......

It's a pedestrian crosswalk. I never let my zebras cross the street.

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