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Offline thaiga

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Woman heading for driving test kills 4-year-old niece


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A WOMAN heading for a driving test hit 2 of the 4 small children accompanying her killing one of them after getting into the wrong gear and zooming at them as the stood waiting the footpath, Sanook.com reported today (Feb. 6).

Thai national, had hit and killed her 4-year-old niece,, and seriously injured her 7-year-old nephew.

she was on her way to take a driving test accompanied by the 4 small children and 2 adults.

She had parked her car at that slot but upon returning to pull out had told the 4 children to wait on the footpath in front of the car while she backed out, but instead doing that she got into forward gear and zoomed ahead hitting 2 of the 4 children.

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Offline thaiga

Re: Driving in thailand - look in your mirror
« Reply #181 on: February 14, 2018, 08:39:04 PM »
pulls out without looking

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Re: Driving in thailand - por lao
« Reply #182 on: February 21, 2018, 03:39:27 PM »
por lao

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Offline thaiga

Re: Driving in thailand - fell asleep at the wheel
« Reply #183 on: February 23, 2018, 02:41:00 PM »
He told cops he fell asleep at the wheel - dailynews.co.th/regional/628838

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Offline thaiga

Re: Driving in thailand - top heavy
« Reply #184 on: March 04, 2018, 12:41:43 PM »
Top heavy or going to fast

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Offline thaiga

Re: Driving in thailand - bad judgment
« Reply #185 on: March 06, 2018, 12:26:38 PM »
some might find this a little graphic

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Offline nan

Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #186 on: March 06, 2018, 04:44:36 PM »
Psychomachia
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Offline thaiga

Re: Driving in thailand - student killed on his way to school
« Reply #187 on: March 07, 2018, 08:00:46 PM »
We waffled on about gun laws - pollution and so on - but what the government could stop is this - another young life gone forever :wai

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Offline thaiga

Re: Driving in thailand - "cat n mouse" with an ambulance
« Reply #188 on: March 09, 2018, 12:32:16 PM »
seems some are intent with keeping Thailand in the no.1 spot for fatalities, even to the extent of playing cat n mouse with an ambulance. blocking it's path.  500 bht was the order of the day, karma will prevail. dailynews.co.th

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Re: Driving in thailand - They don't cry till they see the box
« Reply #189 on: March 09, 2018, 05:45:02 PM »
They don't cry till they see the box - the guy in the above post blocking the ambulances path should watch this

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Offline Baby Farts

Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #190 on: March 10, 2018, 09:02:26 AM »
No one wants to say it so I will.  Thais don't give a sht about anything but themselves when they drive ANY motor powered vehicle. The Land of Smiles quickly turns into the Land of Selfishness or Land of Slaughter for lack of better words.  Never in my life have I ever seen such a people with a total disregard for safety, responsibility, common sense, and value of life when it comes to driving. Outside of the road, they can be totally different people, full of fun and sunshine, but put them behind the wheel of a car or on a motorcycle, or any other form of transportation that uses the highways and it's like Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

This is the main grudge I have with Thailand and the reason I do is because I have children who travel with me every day.  When they endanger me, they are endangering my children and family and I simply do not tolerate it.  Remember, you're supposed to be Jai Yen Yen, bend over and take it up the rear and don't react......and if you do react, you all of a sudden become the bad farang (Jai Lon) who simply doesn't understand Thai "people" and Thai "Culture."  Wait!  If you don't like it you can go back to your own country, right?  Who says I'm supposed to like it or accept it?  When some Thai says that sht to me, it really means, "We're not willing to evolve into a modern and civil society.  We're not willing to change or do what's right."  Never ever, "Hey, maybe we need to react more responsibly on the road. We need to change the way we drive. Maybe, we could save lives."    Never will happen. 

Since Thais are so obsessed with money more than anything, the government should pass some incentive that rewards a Thai if they don't get into an accident, or maybe brownie points for wearing a helmet, etc. Stuff like that that normal people do.  Also, the Police could have a field day raking in the cash by enforcing the law more.  The first place I'd set up shop would be under that bridge on Mittaphrap where you turn to go onto the 304.  Motorcycles are always going in the wrong direction there.  You honk your horn at them and they get pissed at you.  How dare you point out my mistake in front of the other dangerous motorists!  Even better, the entrance to Mittaphrap from the access road near the Ford dealer, where there have been numerous accidents and deaths. Motorcycles are always trying to cut across the wrong direction to the U-Turn.  Mak Ngai People.  Mak Ngai.
 
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Offline thaiga

Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #191 on: March 10, 2018, 01:54:01 PM »
i have already posted about the driving habits, only to be shot down by one of our members (the man from Dan kwian) who said that driving in this country is just the same as any other country, then he claims anyone can dig up old videos from around the world and post them :spin

yes i hate driving here, it is worrying, especially if some thais don't value their life, they sure won't give a thought about yours, worrying not just for me but my family, most of us have kids we love dearly. Stupidity happens in most accidents, but the people should not be blamed alone, it should not be allowed to happen in the first place, what are they doing about it, Songkran coming up so we should be in for another slogan.

b/f you posted, I simply do not tolerate it, so whats the answer  :cheers
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Offline thaiga

Re: Driving in thailand -
« Reply #192 on: March 10, 2018, 02:38:42 PM »
Does the answer to the driving lie in the leniency given. 500bht fine  this clearly could be sending the message that this sort of behaviour isn't serious at all                       pic below The accused car driver next to the ambulance driver

Driver Blocking Ambulance on Mae Jo Road Fined 500 Baht chiangmaicitylife.com



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Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #193 on: March 10, 2018, 04:31:19 PM »
I have lived and worked in a number of countries over the years, all of which have worse driving habits than Thailand:- Saudi Arabia, Libya, Malaysia and Italy.  Roads in Thailand are quite relaxed by comparison.  I always feel relaxed driving in Thailand, the numbers of real idiots are quite small.  A really bad place to drive is the UK where you are liable to find yourself up before the magistrates for even minor infractions of the law.  The roads in Thailand are what they are, not how you would like them to be.
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Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #194 on: March 10, 2018, 05:56:03 PM »
mr.farts thailand has to tolerate you and so do the members of this forum, hands up anyone that wants to listen to your filth, disgusting talk, in most of your posts, you're supposed to bend over and take it up the rear, the mind boggles.

must be awful for you living here,what with the driving, your 13 accidents and no blame on your part. your previous posts of how the thai people are, you dislike them as well, sneaky i think you called them among other insults. you blasting a train horn at people makes you just as bad as some of the people you rant on about. hows the row of shops coming along, take a few shots with your expensive camera, now that would make a good post.

what do you mean in your post     i won't tolerate it

you are so right mr.tum The roads in Thailand are what they are, not how you would like them to be.
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Offline Baby Farts

Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #195 on: March 11, 2018, 10:39:55 AM »
b/f you posted, I simply do not tolerate it, so whats the answer  :cheers

The answer is this.

 

Offline Baby Farts

Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #196 on: March 11, 2018, 11:55:07 AM »
mr.farts thailand has to tolerate you and so do the members of this forum, hands up anyone that wants to listen to your filth, disgusting talk, in most of your posts, you're supposed to bend over and take it up the rear, the mind boggles.

must be awful for you living here,what with the driving, your 13 accidents and no blame on your part. your previous posts of how the thai people are, you dislike them as well, sneaky i think you called them among other insults. you blasting a train horn at people makes you just as bad as some of the people you rant on about. hows the row of shops coming along, take a few shots with your expensive camera, now that would make a good post.

what do you mean in your post     i won't tolerate it

you are so right mr.tum The roads in Thailand are what they are, not how you would like them to be.

-Don't read my posts

-I don't know how my wife tolerates me either  ;D

-Yep, all accidents my fault, never the Thai.   :cheers

-Dislike only reckless and dangerous behavior by Thais.

-Thais are sneaky in both good and bad ways.

-My train horn prevents accidents from reckless Thai drivers.

-Shop Houses all are sold and made a TON of money off that project (Over 14+ Million baht PROFIT) and currently doing another one. A well-know retail chain is  going to build on another piece of our land and rent the space from us for seven years on contract.

-Love my new Nikon D850 (120,000 Baht) which I paid for with money I made off my "Shop Houses" (see pic - taken new smartphone). Also, just purchased TWO more Nikon Lenses, the 24-70mm F2.8 VR (66,000 Baht), and the Nikon 70-200mm FL ED F2.8, (77,000 baht).   :salute

You asked for pictures and I aim to please.  So here you go.  I really like how this new Nikon D850 captures the colors so well...so crystal clear down to every little detail. Pictures like these restore the faith as to why I tolerate living in such an "awful" place.  8)

The difficult question I face now is what to do with all this money I am making.  I was thinking. Three cars isn't enough and Ford is coming out with a new 2019 Raptor Model of the Ranger.  I think I'll get one of those too just for the hell of it and install a train horn in that one as well. This raises yet another question.  Which train horn to install?  I already have the shocker model so I was thinking that maybe the new "Nightmare" model should be good.
 

Offline thaiga

Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #197 on: March 11, 2018, 12:49:57 PM »
Thanks for the entertainment guys - Back to normality - The roads in Thailand are what they are, not how you would like them to be :-[

A driver trying to ram his way down a blocked street knocking a woman off her bike. stickboybkk.com

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Offline thaiga

Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #198 on: March 11, 2018, 05:07:04 PM »
Stay on track guys, if you want to have a pop at each other that's fine, start a thread yourself,  the main object of the thread to alert you the expat of the dangers of the roads here.

plenty of room on the forum, to post your family snaps and how much money you have ;)

thanks Thaiga  :salute

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Offline Baby Farts

Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #199 on: March 11, 2018, 08:50:59 PM »
Here's one idiot to watch out for. I've had problems with this guy before in the past and his kids go to the same school as mine. I had to swerve to avoid hitting him as I didn't have time for the train horn. This is an example of the ongoing reckless and irresponsibility of Thai drivers that I have to deal with on a daily basis. I don't really care much about minor infractions, but I had my kids in the car and so did he. Some of you parents out there will understand where I'm coming from.  As I said earlier, this isn't the first time this particular person has pulled this crap with me on the road, but I can assure you it was his last.

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Offline Baby Farts

Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #200 on: March 12, 2018, 10:11:38 AM »
Never ends. Not even three minutes out of my driveway this morning.  Video volume was turned off, but he got the message loud and clear.   8)

 

Offline Baby Farts

Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #201 on: March 12, 2018, 10:42:05 AM »
 :lol And...not even three minutes after I uploaded that last video. Notice how he parks his car and notice the total disregard for cars on this busy road. Doesn't even bother to look. Just fly that door open. I should sell train horns here. Lol

 

Offline thaiwolf

Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #202 on: March 12, 2018, 12:03:20 PM »
With the greatest respect,  with your behaviour towards fellow road users,  sooner or later someone is going to punch your lights out... Or worse,  do you know that many thais carry guns in their cars.  Chill out before it`s too late.
Sounding a horn to"a thai is like a red rag to a bull.
 
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Offline Not A Buffalo

Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #203 on: March 12, 2018, 05:44:13 PM »
We just got a new car on the road here in Korat ( have also had just a motorcycle for the past 3 years ), what's the rush for any Farang here?  Are we not all Retired?
 
Enjoy life here, Slow Down, let the Thai Idiots past you, in your head wish them a good life ( albeit maybe a short one! ).
 
For sure, your Thai wife will approve, respect you more for your driving ability, you will not become  a target of retaliation AND you will continue to live and enjoy a stress free life here............
 
Maybe I'm crazy.... but this works for me - just saying :)
 
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Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #204 on: March 12, 2018, 05:58:52 PM »
With the greatest respect,  with your behaviour towards fellow road users,  sooner or later someone is going to punch your lights out... Or worse,  do you know that many thais carry guns in their cars.  Chill out before it`s too late.
Sounding a horn to"a thai is like a red rag to a bull.

What behaviour? That's a good one! With all.due respect, watch the videos again.

*By the way, some foreigners also carry guns and do so legally and have no qualms about using them either in order to protect themselves. Some foreigners are also very connected.
 

Offline Baby Farts

Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #205 on: March 12, 2018, 06:06:24 PM »
We just got a new car on the road here in Korat ( have also had just a motorcycle for the past 3 years ), what's the rush for any Farang here?  Are we not all Retired?
 
Enjoy life here, Slow Down, let the Thai Idiots past you, in your head wish them a good life ( albeit maybe a short one! ).
 
For sure, your Thai wife will approve, respect you more for your driving ability, you will not become  a target of retaliation AND you will continue to live and enjoy a stress free life here............
 
Maybe I'm crazy.... but this works for me - just saying :)

I agree with everything you said...until someone endangers my life and my family. Some jackass breaks the law on the road almost causing an accident and they get angry at you for responding and want to punch your lights out or shoot you? What's wrong with this picture?

I only blast my train horn if it's absolutely necessary in order to avoid an accident. I dont go around doing it for fun or in minor situations as i stated earlier. Thaiwolf doesn't seem to understand this. I'm not the one driving recklessly on a daily basis so how is it that my attitude is bad on the road?....because I don't turn a blind eye to the nonsense here? I got tired of having to pay for body work on my cars because of scooter boy hit and rruns that accounts for 90% of the accidents I've had here. Hence. Train horn m'man.
 

Offline Not A Buffalo

Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #206 on: March 12, 2018, 06:31:51 PM »
Hey BF,

Yes it's an interesting dichotomy.
 
Perhaps by acting the way you portray you actually endanger your Family even more??
 
We Farang are guests here every day we wake up here.  We cannot change them.  It's best not to join them with their ways either!
   
So for us, we turn a blind eye, OK yes swear in the car to ourselves, but do not antagonise them further.   They are probably too uneducated to ever learn more!
 
Also have probably never got a legal driving license, let alone had driving lessons........
 
Good Luck out there :)
 

Offline thaiga

Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #207 on: March 12, 2018, 09:40:43 PM »
We Farang are guests here that is true buffy, a guest with some respect would be even nicer.

whose them, you mean the wife, your wife my wife our families, or all thai people.

They are probably too uneducated to ever learn more! big insult to the Thai people which are not all the same which one day you might find out.
with the recent storms we had a tree fell down and wedged itself up against the outhouse/garage, to the rear of our property, at 7am in the morning most of the soi was there to help, cutting up the tree and dragging it away. yes i brought the beer :-[ but everyone turned out to help.

None of us like to see people die on the roads or any where else. nuff said, time for another sad vid.

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Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #208 on: March 12, 2018, 10:11:41 PM »

whose them, you mean the wife, your wife my wife our families, or all thai people.

"They" being only in the context of just the Idiotic Drivers that are annoying BF" :)
 
 

Offline Baby Farts

Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #209 on: March 13, 2018, 06:29:31 AM »
Hey BF,

Yes it's an interesting dichotomy.
 
Perhaps by acting the way you portray you actually endanger your Family even more??
 
We Farang are guests here every day we wake up here.  We cannot change them.  It's best not to join them with their ways either!
   
So for us, we turn a blind eye, OK yes swear in the car to ourselves, but do not antagonise them further.   They are probably too uneducated to ever learn more!
 
Also have probably never got a legal driving license, let alone had driving lessons........
 
Good Luck out there :)

Point taken NAB.  You say a lot of things that are so true.  Here's my take on this.  I don't respond to minor infractions like scooter boy speeding by with no helmet, etc.  What I do take offense to is when the line is crossed and it directly threatens the lives of my family.  Those here who have children will understand where I am coming from.  How would you feel if one of your children, who you love more than anything, nurtured them from birth, watched them grow, only to have their life snuffed out by a reckless and irresponsible driver?  I hope people here who do have a wife and children, think about that for a moment. How would you feel?  Better yet, how would you feel knowing that you could have possibly prevented it?  I don't look at what I do with my train horn as bad behavior. I look at it as preventing an accident and saving lives, including the life of the idiot driving recklessly.  If saving the lives of my family is considered bad behavior by some, then I'm guilty of it 100% and I'm not about to change and I certainly would never ever expect the Thais to change their bad behavior on the road either. That's another main reason why I installed the train horn.  I am also very prepared to deal with the certain individuals who want to try and get into it with me for pointing out THEIR mistake and preventing, what could be a fatal accident. Being a guest here does not make it okay for people to just do what they want to the visitors, especially when it comes to putting someone and their family's life in jeopardy.

I agree with you that a lack of education on the Thais plays a huge part in their reckless road behavior.  I wonder at times though.  How much of it is lack of education or just plain laziness and ignorance or a combination of those?  You need to remember that MANY of these folks you see on the road here went from the water buffalo to the car.  There is / was no learning curve.  Many of them are literally just holding on for the ride.  I remember the American owner of a restaurant here once told me, "Many of the Thais still think they're out on the farm in the country when they drive on highways."  A lot of truth in that, especially when you see the bicyclists here who wander aimlessly into the middle of a busy road, la dee da dee da, like they're taking a Sunday stroll through the park all sedate and calm while cars are narrowly missing them within inches.

I want to make it clear that I do not believe all Thais act irresponsible on the road. In my posts, I am referring only to the reckless and irresponsible ones who pose a threat to life and safety of the people they recklessly endanger.......and that also includes some foreigners here who really have adapted to the ways of bad road behavior.  I can tell you that there are a lot of Thais who share and feel the same feelings I do when they have to deal with the idiots on the road here, particularly the Bangkokian friends who I've gotten to know over the past few years.  Most of them are in a total different category than what many people here are used to.They're educated, speak Perfect English, understand and respect other cultures of the guests here and more importantly, understand the value of life.  Conversations with them never revolve around trivial things like, "Did you eat yet? How long you live Thailand?  Can you speak Thai? Can you eat spicy food?" You can actually sit down and have a conversation that aspires to some sort of intellect including things like the driving habits of the people here. It's refreshing when you have an educated Thai able to look and understand things objectively and understand your point of view vs the ones who tell you to go home if you don't like the way people drive here, etc....or the ones who seek out to get you because you pointed out their near fatal mistake on the road.

thaiga. Interesting story as I once had an experience similar when flooding hit our village when the dam was let lose some years ago.  Everyone came out to help everyone laying sand bags, etc.  My village has a LINE channel and lots of the people here are always doing things to help each other out.

 

 



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