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General Discussions / Re: Social media clips - What was the flying object
« Last post by thaiga on April 20, 2018, 02:28:09 PM »
What was the flying object in the vid, stickboy will tell you all about it

Flying Object Almost Crushes Car
General Discussions / Re: ‘Songkran Festival 2018’ Swift punishment for police
« Last post by thaiga on April 20, 2018, 02:08:00 PM »
Swift punishment for four provinces’ police chiefs over Songkran carnage

National police commissioner Pol General Chakthip Chaijinda has signed orders for four provincial police commanders to be transferred to new posts, accusing them of negligence during the so-called “seven dangerous days” of Songkran from April 11 through Tuesday.

Pol Maj Generals Thiwa Boondamnoen of Bueng Kan, San Phoraksam of Phetchaburi, Thawai Buranarak of Amnat Charoen and Chairat Thipayachan of Saraburi were transferred to the National Police Operations Centre on Thursday.

Chakthip had said the day before he was dissatisfied with the performance of several provincial police chiefs in curbing road fatalities during Songkran and was considering their transfer.

The four provinces had the worst death tolls in the country and day-to-day increases compared to last year.

This Songkran, 418 people were killed on the roads and 3,897 injured in 3,724 accidents, up slightly from last year’s 390 deaths and 3,808 injuries in 3,690 accidents, according to the Road Safety Centre.
Transport & Traffic / Re: Driving in thailand
« Last post by Johnnie F. on April 20, 2018, 09:14:44 AM »
I come from a gun country, you know, America?  Act and drive like you do here, in America, and you won't be getting a kick, you'll get a bullet to the head....and that's if the police don't chase you down and beat you to a pulp first.

Sorry, that I didn't see this earlier! It sounds like the poster is not only supporting and boasting with "road rage" and police brutality as done without consequences in his home country but even glorifying those. In Thailand those are crimes! So this can only be seen as a violation of forum rules, if he thinks it proper to import such bad habits to Thailand by boasting about them. Actually I see the installation of train horns on a car also as a preparation for a dangerous interference in traffic, not a kid's toy. Just think of the situations it can cause when used in an emergency. 

Could you please think of any consequences in our hosts' behaviour towards us, before you do portray those as foreigners' "normal lifestyle"?

Could you please refrain from "criticizing" by teaching worse?
Transport & Traffic / Re: Driving in thailand
« Last post by jivvy on April 20, 2018, 08:18:18 AM »
 CCTV at a U-Turn showed a pick-up collide with a woman on a motorcycle and drag her along the road before seemingly fleeing the scene of the accident.


TNews presenters on TV were some of the first to suggest that police must hunt down the driver of the pick-up without delay. They expressed amazement that the driver didn't see the motorcyclist then drove off after running her down.


But the driver of the pick-up did not need to be hunted at all.


She was found to have stopped just meters down the road just out of view of the CCTV. Her name was Kaysorn Pensawat, 39, and she got out of her vehicle and went to see what she had done.


Fortunately the female motorcyclist was only slightly hurt. There were many Good Samaritans already on the scene - including a dog that came to help.


The police have charged Kaysorn with negligent and reckless driving causing injury and damage to property.


TNews reported in online media later that Kaysorn was a Thai tourist from out of town. 
Transport & Traffic / Re: Driving in thailand
« Last post by thaiga on April 20, 2018, 12:37:52 AM »
WARNING graphic video The female motorcyclist was only slightly hurt, nice to see the help come even a dog was on the scene


Half as serious and less / Re: caption it
« Last post by thaiga on April 20, 2018, 12:24:34 AM »
Some have no respect ::)
Transport & Traffic / Re: Driving in thailand
« Last post by Baby Farts on April 19, 2018, 08:12:35 PM »
Funny you should mention that

I was thinking the same, my licence expires in 2 yrs. I really hate having to drive into town, there are so many cars on the road as well, mrs.t yelling in my ear, mind that motorbike, you cannot take your eyes of the road for 1 second. i don't go any distance only chumpuon to korat for 90 day report, might not renew, there is always a car/driver on hand here, for a few hundred bht or mrs. has a licence, then i do start yelling when they cut her up on the road :cussing

PS: Don't get wound up it's only a forum, more important things in life ;D    :cheers
I hear ya man. I'm seriously considering just hiring a driver.  Perhaps one of those mini-vans all decked out inside would be cool.  The more I think about it, the more I like the idea.
Transport & Traffic / Re: Driving in thailand
« Last post by Baby Farts on April 19, 2018, 08:10:33 PM »
Eeek!  Thanks for the link! I just found out the import tax on the 6.4 litre engine is enormous.  Forget that.  I had a jeep Cherokee as a second vehicle back in the states, the V-6 model.  It was okay, but not outstanding.  This new jeep with the huge powerful engine is what got me excited, but after seeing that video and checking other resources, I think I'm going to pass on it. I've always wanted that new Ford Everest 3.2 titanium.  I have a feeling there's going to be another face lift and body change to the Fords soon, perhaps 2019. 
Transport & Traffic / Re: Driving in thailand
« Last post by KiwiCanadian on April 19, 2018, 05:38:53 PM »
BF you might want to view this clip before you buy that Jeep Grand Cherokee.

FCA have a very bad track record of customer service et all.
I know first hand I have a 2008 Jeep grand cherokee Overland Diesel here in Canada. the service that I get from the stealer, yes that's what we call them here is atrocious, this is my first and last Jeep, its a 4 letter word any way.

The engine is the Mercedes Benz 3L v6 diesel which is fairly good but........
I could write a whole column on what else is wrong with my Jeep.
Half as serious and less / Re: caption it
« Last post by Taman Tun on April 19, 2018, 04:11:46 PM »
If somebody gives me a good kick in the nuts, I will do 0 - 100 in 3 seconds.
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