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Offline thaiga

Re: Driving in thailand - Drifters
« Reply #120 on: March 10, 2017, 04:46:44 PM »
Beware of the drifters

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Re: Driving in thailand - four dead brakes failed
« Reply #121 on: March 17, 2017, 03:21:28 PM »
Four dead including 4 yr.old child, brakes failed coming down a hill. full article in th. tnamcot.com

รถพ่วงเบรกขัดข้องพุ่งข้ามเลนชนรถบรรทุกกากน้ำตาล ดับ 4 เจ็บ 1 ราย
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Re: Driving in thailand - Sounds like my soi
« Reply #122 on: March 20, 2017, 07:11:07 PM »
Sounds like my soi

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Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #123 on: March 23, 2017, 03:45:12 PM »
you wouldn't be trying to make the thai people look stupid would you
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Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #124 on: March 23, 2017, 08:48:29 PM »
Watch the clip again then ask yourself - do they need my help  :salute
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Re: Driving in thailand - brake failure on a crane
« Reply #125 on: March 24, 2017, 02:13:30 PM »
One lucky guy

Another lucky escape
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Re: Driving in thailand - How much damage can one man do
« Reply #126 on: March 25, 2017, 12:50:24 PM »
unbelievable

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Re: Driving in thailand - Stay back
« Reply #127 on: April 08, 2017, 11:39:57 AM »
I'm amazed there is no honking of horns

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Re: Driving in thailand - Stay back
« Reply #128 on: April 10, 2017, 07:10:46 PM »
I'm amazed there is no honking of horns


That's because nobody wants to cause a loss of face and we all know what can happen if you make someone lose face here.

Have you seen this one?  Funny.

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Re: Driving in thailand - Bus drivers battle it out
« Reply #129 on: April 26, 2017, 03:04:24 PM »
your friendly bus driver

Bus drivers do battle
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Re: Driving in thailand - Attacks Lady Biker
« Reply #130 on: April 26, 2017, 04:14:10 PM »
totally unnecessary and pointless


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Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #131 on: April 27, 2017, 06:01:53 AM »
thaiga.

Notice the lady standing her ground.
 

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Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #132 on: April 27, 2017, 11:28:51 AM »
thaiga.

Notice the lady standing her ground.
Yes -Then he backs off when he see's she's no easy pushover
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Offline thaiga

Re: Driving in thailand - just another day
« Reply #133 on: May 14, 2017, 04:23:36 PM »
is there really a need for speed

สาวซิ่งเก๋งป้ายเเดง ชน จยย. นักศึกษา ม.ดัง ดับคาที่ สาหัสอีก 2 ราย
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Re: Driving in thailand - avoiding the police
« Reply #134 on: May 21, 2017, 04:46:03 PM »
the great escape

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Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #135 on: June 18, 2017, 12:49:07 PM »
This clown should not be driving.
 

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Re: Driving in thailand - Merc driver flees dragging cop down road
« Reply #136 on: July 12, 2017, 03:09:45 PM »
Merc driver flees dragging cop down road - stickboybangkok.com


Merc driver flees Thai policeman, dragging him down the road
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Re: Driving in thailand - A little drop of rain
« Reply #137 on: July 18, 2017, 02:45:36 PM »
Som Nam Na - there lucky to be alive - start video 0:40

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Re: Driving in thailand - Stupidity
« Reply #138 on: July 26, 2017, 03:01:36 PM »
Why overtake the car on the inside then cut across in front

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Re: Driving in thailand - Live by the sword
« Reply #139 on: August 01, 2017, 07:12:17 PM »
Talk about live by the sword - Vios driver pulls knife @ 1:30

เปิดคลิปหนุ่มเลือดร้อนเปิดศึกรถคู่กรณีกลางถนนเขตตัวเมืองชลบุรี ก่อนคว้ามีดดาบไล่ฟัน - YouTube
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Re: Driving in thailand - sword attack man fined just 500 bht
« Reply #140 on: August 02, 2017, 03:30:41 PM »
sword attack man fined just 500 bht

Well there you go - a few :wai sooooory 500 bht fine  thairath.co.th


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Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #141 on: August 05, 2017, 02:47:00 PM »
I'd love to see that guy pull that stunt in the states.  Notice how giggly and bubbly they are at the police station.  That guy would be behind bars if he did that in most modern countries.
 

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Re: Driving in thailand - no stopping some people
« Reply #142 on: August 06, 2017, 02:24:15 PM »
wonder what happened

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Re: Driving in thailand - them poor school shoes
« Reply #143 on: August 10, 2017, 09:08:17 PM »
student sitting on the back step of a minivan on the way home from school dangling his legs dailynews.co.th


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Re: Driving in thailand - why do they do it
« Reply #144 on: September 06, 2017, 08:31:40 PM »
driving on the wrong side of the road :-[

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Re: Driving in thailand - baby dies after pick-up goes the wrong way
« Reply #145 on: September 07, 2017, 12:14:11 AM »
I'm sad to say in the post above with the driver on the wrong side of the road, resulted in the death of a baby, as been reported by the https://www.dailynews.co.th/regional/596585  Six people were seriously hurt.

one of these a 6 month old baby died on the way to the hospital. R.I.P.


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Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #146 on: September 07, 2017, 09:51:46 PM »
My wife likes to say "the roads" are dangerous. Bullsht.  It's the Thais who drive on them that are dangerous. This country is simply not ready for the technology and the responsibility that comes with it. Many are just holding on for the ride when they operate a vehicle. Others still think they're on the farm, like the cyclists who wander around aimlessly on a busy street with their high handle bar bike and basket without a fcking clue about what's going on around them. They wander from one side of the road to the other, and at night you can forget any lights or safety gear.
 
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Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #147 on: September 07, 2017, 11:17:42 PM »
i got to agree with most of that b/f - the roads are not dangerous but the drivers are.

the guy in the post above, according to the morning news did not even know he was on the wrong side of the road, the 28 yr old was on his way to meet his girlfriend, he is now in icu.

The punishment for idiots needs to be big enough for people to be afraid of it. but then again if your wealthy that as we have read doesn't work. i notice the safety campaigns only pop up at peak seasons. motorcycles are the most vulnerable they account for about 80% of deaths.

After the shocking collision in Chonburi, people got excited for a while, but like everything else once the fuss dies down, everything goes back to the way it was before.

Drive carefully guys
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Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #148 on: September 08, 2017, 06:00:32 AM »
I get frustrated because of the meaningless deaths that could have been avoided. The fact that the guy in the video didn't even know he was on the wrong side of the road tells you something. He obviously went from the water buffalo to the car, which seems to be the case with many of the motorists here. No learning curve. Sometimes, I wonder if it's just dumbness or laziness....maybe a combo of both.

One of the major problems, as I see it, is that very few motorists here actually plan ahead or analyze traffic conditions, etc.  For example, many don't look ahead or see potential future hazards...like the car up ahead at the u-turn about to turn into a busy road.  They focus no more than 10 feet in front of them. You need to be constantly scanning the road and what's going on in order to prepare. The only time you'll ever see this happening is when they are at a stop light and waiting for it to turn green, watching the timer countdown. This is when they prepare for the Indy 500 Mittaphrap race. You should see the morning races on the way to Sarasas school when parents are taking their kids to school.  Unreal.  It reminds me of that movie...what was it.  Death race 2000.  Almost everyone drives as if it were they're last day on earth, and considering their recklessness, lack of skills, etc, for many of them, it is.

Here's another thing.  After an accident, have you ever noticed how people here just stand around gawking at the guts and blood all over the road?  No one ever discusses how the accident happened or how it could have been prevented.  No analysis or anything.  Instead lets take out the camera phone and take a bunch of selfies next to the brain matter all over the road.  "Ho ho ho hee hee hee. Look at all that blood. ho ho ho hee hee hee. His brain looks like macaroni."
 

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Re: Driving in thailand - are bad luck and evil spirits the cause of accidents
« Reply #149 on: September 08, 2017, 02:26:48 PM »
Thanks for them points of view B/F. Here is an interesting part post from Pimchanok Pomsuwan ajarn.com. Well worth the read on peoples take on safe driving and how we might think differently. Full link below post

Same story, different headline
How online comments can be influenced by differing mindsets

A good example is the different thoughts Thais and westerners are capable of while sitting in the back seat of a Bangkok taxi, hurtling up a highway.

Foreigners might get anxious, all too aware that contact with another car at 100kmh is certain death. Most Thais do not panic. Anyone who spends time travelling around this city in vans will know the vast majority of Thais don't wear safety belts. They relax, maybe use their phones. They even fall asleep.

Magical powers

Being a Thai person myself I've paid attention to this over the years. From things I'd hear or read I increasingly started to believe many Thais were putting their trust not in the driver but in his religious amulets. Seeing a handful of the right amulets hanging on the rear-view mirror along with the appropriate spells painted onto the inner roof and the smell of a floral garland would make Thais feel safe.

My suspicion was that many truly believed that these tiny totems somehow created a magical barrier, protecting passengers from the dangers of the road. This, I thought, is a huge difference in how Thais and westerners think.

I wanted to investigate this a bit more so I started visiting the Facebook pages of various Thai news sites: Bangkok Post, Khaosod English, Khaosod - ข่าวสด, and MatichonOnline. I wanted to see how people commenting in English differed from those commenting in Thai. I thought this might be interesting to the many foreigners living here who can't speak Thai. As it turned out, I identified a number of differences between Thai and foreign commenters, and I also tried to find plausible causes for them.

Thailand is second in the world for road accident deaths according to the World Health Organization and there is no shortage of news relating to the many tragedies that befall our roads. This is where I began my research. Before I begin I should also point out that while my findings do not represent unanimous opinion, they do illustrate the general tenor of the comments.

'Superstitious'

Thais are more likely to believe bad luck and evil spirits are the cause of accidents. If the victims survived, Thai people are likely to give credit to the victims' luck, merit, or amulet. Why is this?

Full article ajarn.com
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