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Yet again! Two people hit by motorcycle on Zebra Crossing as Thai media scurries


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ASEAN NOW notes that Thai media seem to be falling over themselves to get stories of people being hit on Zebra crossings. 

 

This follows a high profile case in which a female doctor called Kratai was killed on a crossing in Phayathai, Bangkok.

 

It would be foolish to believe there is a sudden spate of this kind of accident - the media are just on a roll for something that happens all the time, we suggest.

 

In this incident reported by Siam Rath Hua Mark police were called to Soi 24 behind Ramkhamhaeng University, Bangkok, after a Grab biker on a Honda Click called Direk collided with Phimchaya and Nopparat who suffered minor injuries and were taken to hospital after first aid was administered.

 

Police plan to meet the rider and victims today.

 

Also meeting will be high level police and other authorities after an order by DPM Prawit Wongsuwon to get tough on motorists ignoring pedestrians at Zebra Crossings in the wake of Dr Kratai's death last week. 

 

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In the USA, vehicles stop for you. However, vehicles are priority here in Thailand. I remember one time a guy screamed at me when he didn’t plan to stop with his motorbike. <deleted>

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1 hour ago, transam said:

But, I reckon 99.9% of bikes here belong to banks etc that hold the books.....🤔

Yep It's like a merry-go-round with the lack of responsibility here. As I said, comical. 

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1 hour ago, roo860 said:

This was in Thailand yesterday, refreshments available on a freshly painted pedestrian crossing, anyone getting knocked down could order tea or coffee or Mama noodles,  while waiting for the ambulance to arrive. 

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My wife told me that the noodle seller was surprised when it was pointed out how wrong & illegal it was.....I've been here for 10 years, never any problem. Maybe big joke can explain how that comes to pass?

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4 hours ago, worgeordie said:

Time to employ Lollipop men ........with guns.

regards Worgeordie

What's wrong with a firm lady?

Go ahead punk, make my day!

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Grab driver.  These food delivery drivers seem to be more reckless than normal.  I guess in a hurry to make a delivery and get the next order.

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Traffic laws are going to be very difficult to near impossible to enforce .  It’s the mentality and behavior .as I have said.  Many people just don’t seem to care if they kill or injure someone  

There are drivers that do  give me the right of way as a pedestrian here in Bangkok. But very few. And in every country you do have bad  and uncourteous drivers to an extent  But this is one of the worse. And I have traveled to many countries. 

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Im always worried about giving way, just might get rear ended or a motorbike come flying up the inside

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4 hours ago, JAS21 said:

In the UK if you put one foot on the crossing cars have to stop.

 

Here if you stop there is every chance that you get rear ended or some motorbike 'flys' past... it really is difficult to sort this problem ....

It's just part of the culture. I think they do know what the crossing is for, but they don't care, have the usual Me First attitude, and know there will be no consequences. So no, it's not difficult to sort it. It's impossible, without a cultural change from Me First to You First. Ain't going to happen.

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