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Posted by: thaiga
« on: October 30, 2018, 04:53:01 PM »

2 bad pile ups today in the media. video below

what a mess we are in here, no matter how many campaigns, slogans, ideas they come out with nothing changes. a Woman dies after being crushed by a ten wheeler carrying earth. a report from dailynews.co.th they think the driver nodded off hit a bridge barrier and overturned.  more pics link



another brake failure VIDEO HERE facebook.com

Posted by: thaiga
« on: October 23, 2018, 11:26:20 AM »

Almost 11,000 killed on Thai roads so far this year

 Foundation chief bares grim statistics in call to promote more safety on roads

A MEDICAL student and a 10-year-old girl are among the latest victims of Thailand’s notorious roads after their cars crashed head-on in Si Sa Ket province yesterday morning.

The accident killed five people and seriously injured another on a misty day, bringing the spotlight once again on Thailand’s need to promote road safety.

At least 10,794 lives have already been claimed this year, highlighted Dr Taejing Siripanich, secretary-general of the Don’t Drive Drunk Foundation.

That figure is not a full count of the dead, Taejing said yesterday. It is based on statistics compiled between January 1 and October 21, and takes into account only deaths recorded at the actual accident scene.

“This means road fatalities are actually higher because some victims succumb to injuries later in hospital.”

He felt compelled to speak out after several major road accidents over the past weekend. On Sunday, a van skidded off a road, crashed into a roadside tree and caught fire in Kamphaeng Phet province, killing nine Myanmar workers and injuring six others including a Thai driver.

Also on Sunday, a car banged into the railing of a bridge in Ayutthaya province, killing six. Another car, meanwhile, plunged into a creek in Nong Khai province, killing four.

In Khon Kaen province, a bus carrying 32 people overturned on a road. Though all victims were quickly rushed to hospitals, one died during hospitalisation. The lone fatality, Narin Wangcharoen, 20, was a law student at Mahasarakham University.

“Her family will receive Bt650,000 compensation,” Khon Kaen Governor Somsak Changtragul said.

As of press time, eight victims remained hospitalised due to serious injuries. “Two of them are in critical condition,” he said after visiting the victims. According to Somsak, the bus was covered by insurance and carried the legally required safety equipment. The bus driver also passed a blood-alcohol test.

“So, the accident might have occurred because of the slippery road,” he said.

Land Transport Department director-general Peerapol Thavornsupa-charoen said the van at the centre of the fatal road accident in Kamphaeng Phet, however, had apparently violated laws. “Laws prohibit a van from carrying more than 14 passengers. But at the time of the accident, this van had 15 persons,” he noted.

According to Peerapol, 55-year-old van driver and owner Promwat sae Phu will be fined Bt55,000, and slapped with 180-day suspension of his driving licence plus a six-month suspension of his operating licence.

Peerapol said if Promwat was also found to have deliberately jammed the van’s GPS system, he would face an additional fine of Bt55,000. Authorities use data from GPS devices to check the speed of public-transport vehicles. However, the van’s GPS system had not delivered consistent data, raising suspicions that Promwat may have been speeding at the time of the Sunday morning accident.

nationmultimedia.com
Posted by: thaiga
« on: October 19, 2018, 02:38:55 PM »

a couple arguing on the outside lane on Sukhumvit to rayong road, as they argued on the tarmac a truck run them over, there was 4 people, 2 couples on the 1 motorcyc origially, but 2 went to the loo, then the other 2 were hit by a truck, more than once by the look of the video  tnamcot.com


WARNING graphic video

Posted by: thaiga
« on: October 18, 2018, 02:09:45 PM »

clip from Koh Samui showed a foreign couple on a motorcycle - not clear does the guy reverse on them @ 0:45

Posted by: thaiga
« on: October 16, 2018, 09:05:37 PM »

Armed driver in road-rage incident at govt complex  bangkokpost.com

A hot-headed motorist pulled a gun and pointed it angrily at a following vehicle during an unexplained road-rage incident inside the grounds of the government complex on Chaeng Watthana Road in Bangkok's Laksi district.

Video here facebook.com




Senior NACC official named as road-rage gun-pointer

The man who pointed a gun at another motorist at the government complex on Chaeng Watthana Road has been identified as a high-level official of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) after a video clip of the incident went viral on social media.

Media reports quoted NACC secretary-general Worawit Sookboon as saying the road-rage driver was assistant secretary-general, and he had ordered   to make a report on the incident immediately.

Mr Worawit said he had watched the video, in which the driver of a black Honda Accord car drew a pistol and pointed it angrily at the driver of the car behind him in the grounds of the government centre in Bangkok's Laksi district.

Pol Col Parinya Lueang-uthai, chief of Thung Song Hong station, was quoted as saying the owner of the Honda car lived in Thanyaburi district of Pathum Thani and police would bring him in for interrogation.

If it was a fake gun, he would be charged with intimidating another person. If it was a real gun, he would face firearms-related charges, Pol Col Parinya said.

A video of the incident was posted on a Facebook page titled hia khab rod (water lizard driving a car) on Monday. Voices were muted in the dashboard camera clip, which was dated last Wednesday afternoon.

Subtitles on the clip explain the vehicle with the dashcam travelled along Chaeng Watthana Road from Prapa Canal and turned right into the government complex.

The black Honda car followed as they entered the complex grounds. As the dashcam driver slowed down in the face of oncoming traffic, the driver travelling behind suddenly hooted the horn and overtook, travelling fast in the left lane.

After being followed by the dashcam car, the driver of the black Honda car is seen stopping, getting out, gesturing angrily and pointing a pistol at the following vehicle. A woman passenger also gets out and glares, pacing back and forth.

When two security guards quickly show up, the armed man is hustled back into his car by the woman, who also gets back in before the clip ends.

bangkokpost.com
Posted by: thaiga
« on: October 16, 2018, 05:09:39 PM »

Armed driver in road-rage incident at govt complex  bangkokpost.com

A hot-headed motorist pulled a gun and pointed it angrily at a following vehicle during an unexplained road-rage incident inside the grounds of the government complex on Chaeng Watthana Road in Bangkok's Laksi district.

Video here facebook.com

Posted by: thaiga
« on: October 12, 2018, 01:27:44 PM »

Mother and child in lucky escape under the wheels of a truck - just one of the many accidents today, most caused out of plain stupidity. people who would rather risk their life and their kids to save time. impatience plays a big part in the bad driving of today. the beat goes on.

VIDEO HERE facebook.com
Posted by: thaiga
« on: October 11, 2018, 03:46:23 PM »

Pickup truck plunges 6 stories from rooftop parking lot, driver jumps out in time



A pickup truck plunged six stories from a car park on top of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) office building outside of Bangkok.

The driver escaped just in time — narrowly avoiding death.

coconuts.co
Posted by: thaiga
« on: October 10, 2018, 02:38:41 PM »

18-wheeler trailer truck loaded with soybeans lost control and fell on top of a passing car nationmultimedia.com

A man is in hospital after an 18-wheeler trailer truck loaded with soybeans lost control and fell on top of a passing car in Bangkok’s Lat Krabang district on Sunday afternoon.


6000 Baht for drunk driving (report below)



Driver Fined 6,000 Baht For Lorry Crash That Flattened Car

criminal court on Wednesday found the driver of an 18-wheeler guilty of drunk driving for flattening another car in a May accident, in which the victim narrowly escaped death.

khaosodenglish.com
Posted by: thaiga
« on: September 14, 2018, 02:35:41 PM »

the yaris and the ranger - innnews.co.th

VIDEO HERE: facebook.com

Posted by: Newsy
« on: September 09, 2018, 11:37:40 AM »

who is in the wrong

Posted by: thaiga
« on: August 17, 2018, 03:38:32 PM »

Cop tying little girl onto dad on motorcycle - he was advised to get helmets and waved him cheerily on his way - thairath.co.th

Video here. facebook.com

screen shot from video
Posted by: thaiga
« on: August 14, 2018, 02:11:58 PM »

u turn accident


บิ๊กไบค์ชน จยย. อย่างจัง ล้มกลิ้งกลางถนน เจ็บ 3
Posted by: thaiga
« on: August 12, 2018, 10:13:47 PM »

the owner of the supercar was not angry at him, but merely advised him to drive more carefully.

งานเข้าแรง!!! เผยนาทีกระบะเสยซูเปอร์คาร์ "McLaren 720S" หนึ่งในสามคันในไทย ราคาเฉียด 30 ล้าน!
Posted by: thaiga
« on: August 09, 2018, 02:29:20 PM »

The daily news keeps up their count on the deaths of Thailands dangerous roads, on wednesday alone 25 people died at the scene of accidents.

255 this month and 8,723 this year. closer to home On Wednesday they said a minivan overturned on the Friendship Highway near the u-turn at Don Yi in Korat. A forty four year old was thrown out and killed. Seven were injured. the total of hospital deaths is not included, quite appalling.

เหตุ9สค
Posted by: thaiga
« on: August 06, 2018, 04:08:13 PM »

if the road is clear

เหตุ4สค


Posted by: thaiga
« on: August 05, 2018, 11:03:13 AM »

Nah don't stop it's ok

เกรียนเอ๊ย ขับรถไม่มองทางเลย
Posted by: thaiga
« on: July 27, 2018, 01:38:36 PM »

Daily News reports that the death toll from road accidents is not good as 31 more Thai corpses added to the list on wednesday alone. the real figure thought to be higher when all fatalities and those who die in hospital are added to the total. The reported death toll in July is well over 800. making a total of 8,262 that have died at the scene of accidents since the start of the year. dailynews.co.th

เหตุ26กค


Posted by: thaiga
« on: July 20, 2018, 02:26:05 PM »

minding your own when ...

คลิปหญิงยืนริมถนนอยู่ดีๆ ถูกรถไถลชน เดชะบุญแฉลบไปโดนเสาไฟก่อน รอดตายปาฏิหาริย์
Posted by: Baby Farts
« on: July 06, 2018, 10:30:50 AM »

Posted by: nan
« on: July 02, 2018, 03:49:44 PM »

lost control as the driver took a sudden turn to avoid colliding against another vehicle


education is badly needed,driving to close at high speeds.like there is no tomorrow and for some there is none.
Posted by: thaiga
« on: July 02, 2018, 12:53:29 PM »

Car Crash Kills 7 in Prachuap Khiri Khan


Rescue workers Monday at the scene of accident outside Prachuap Khiri Khan city. Photo: JS100

 Seven people died Monday after a truck crashed into a car and a pickup truck outside Prachuap Khiri Khan city.

Police said a preliminary investigation indicated that the truck – running on southbound roadside – lost control as the driver took a sudden turn to avoid colliding against another vehicle, slid into the northbound side and crashed into the car before hitting the pickup truck shortly before 7am.

Half of the car was crushed under the truck. The pickup skidded off the road and was partially damaged.

The truck driver and six passengers in the car, all male, died at the scene, said Lt. Col. Pongsan Chaipan of Bang Saphan police station. A woman who was also in the truck was critically injured and sent to hospital.

There were no reports of injuries from the pickup truck.

Pongsan said identification documents found on the victims indicated that some were related, adding that all had been identified and their families contacted.

khaosodenglish.com
Posted by: thaiga
« on: June 22, 2018, 01:37:13 PM »

this might be the reason

VIDEO HERE: facebook.com

Posted by: thaiga
« on: June 14, 2018, 06:24:55 PM »

Six cars pile up in smoke cause by burning fields dailynews.co.th

เหตุการณ์เผาป่าข้างทางขอนแก่นขาเข้าบ้านฝาง
Posted by: thaiga
« on: June 12, 2018, 03:15:18 PM »

driver was reported dead at the hospital. Daily News

ข้ามเลน
Posted by: thaiga
« on: June 07, 2018, 04:31:09 PM »

18-wheeler trailer truck loaded with soybeans lost control and fell on top of a passing car nationmultimedia.com

A man is in hospital after an 18-wheeler trailer truck loaded with soybeans lost control and fell on top of a passing car in Bangkok’s Lat Krabang district on Sunday afternoon.

A man on Monday explained how he miraculously survived after a trailer truck driven by a drunk driver flattened his car to the ground in Bangkok’s Lat Krabang district. khaosodenglish.com

ฟอร์จูนเนอร์ 2 ตัน ตู้คอนเทนเนอร์กว่า 30 ตัน โคจรมาเจอกันย่อมส่งผลสะเทือน
Posted by: thaiga
« on: June 06, 2018, 02:09:08 PM »

just one of the reasons for so much road carnage in Thailand. Two ten wheel trucks rather than wait for a U-turn, drive on the wrong side of the road to get to their turning quicker. pics & video mgronline.com both fined 2,000 baht, their excuse was they were in a hurry to pick up chickens

ยอมจำนน !! 2 หนุ่ม 10 ล้อ ซิ่งย้อนศร เข้าพบขนส่งเมืองกาญจน์ ถูกปรับคนละ 2,000 บาท
Posted by: thaiga
« on: June 05, 2018, 06:05:20 PM »

the bus driver told the media his actions in swerving to the right saved his passengers. story in th. + pics tnamcot.com

รถทัวร์ชนรถปูนกลางสามแยกไม่มีไฟแดง


Posted by: thaiga
« on: June 01, 2018, 08:57:20 PM »

Eight die in motorway crash


Photo courtesy of @js100radio

Eight people were killed and four others wounded in a multiple-vehicle crash at Chonburi on the Bangkok inbound lane of Motor Way on Friday everning.

The accident involving an 18-wheel truck, a 10-wheel-truck, a sedan and a pick-up truck at the 57+800 kilometre marker took place at 7pm, resulting in a severe traffic jam.

nationmultimedia.com
Posted by: thaiga
« on: May 28, 2018, 04:47:48 PM »

18-wheeler trailer truck loaded with soybeans lost control and fell on top of a passing car more pics nationmultimedia.com

A man is in hospital after an 18-wheeler trailer truck loaded with soybeans lost control and fell on top of a passing car in Bangkok’s Lat Krabang district on Sunday afternoon.



Posted by: thaiga
« on: May 26, 2018, 12:19:31 AM »

citizen's arrest he's somewhat Mao Laew - tnamcot.com

ลุงวัย 70 เมาขับกระบะย้อนศร ชนจักรยานยนต์เจ็บ 1


Posted by: thaiga
« on: May 25, 2018, 12:27:18 AM »

This thread is to alert the dangers/rules of the road, if you want to post, car accessories family snaps or whatever, in reason of course ;) there is plenty of room on the board, start another thread, would be glad of your post.  :wai

the 10,000 baht fine and/or a year in jail is not stopping the drink drivers a report in the dailynews.co.th states they want to see this increased to a whopping 100,000 bht at least, possibly even 200,000 bht in some cases.
hoping to improve the situation on the roads. Statistics show Thailand the most dangerous place in the world to drive, many accidents are caused by drunk drivers.



Posted by: thaiga
« on: May 22, 2018, 01:53:13 PM »

thanks for stopping

Kid takes a fall
Posted by: dawn
« on: May 21, 2018, 05:45:46 PM »

how many offences can you spot in this clip

เข้าปั้มน้ำมัน แบบมักง่าย


Posted by: thaiga
« on: May 16, 2018, 03:14:13 PM »

12 year old motorcycle rider killed head crushed by tour bus - thethaiger.com
COMMENT: What does it take to change driving habits?

Yesterday we had to report the sad news of a 12 year old  who fell off the motorbike he was driving whilst his 12 year old passenger had to watch in horror as his friend’s head was crushed by a tour bus which was following behind. On his own admission the two were travelling very fast, apparently racing another motorbike that had three other school friends on it.

None of them were wearing bike helmets.

12 years old, travelling at high speed on a busy road, no bike helmets, no motorbike licence – a recipe for disaster and a cautionary tale. As is often the case, we didn’t share some of the photos sent to us with the story. The boy’s head had been crushed and his brains were splattered all over the road. While many of these graphic photos are still acceptable with some Thai media we opt for the western sensibility and not share these challenging images.

We rarely report motorbike accidents at The Thaiger as there are so many of them around Phuket and Thailand. But this one hit home with our staff, some of them parents, aware that the boy’s family and friends will have to grieve their loss and go through the process of burying their son, brother and friend.

Statistically, if you wear a helmet, drive carefully and under the speed limit, are not driving carelessly, don’t drink and drive or are not a male between the ages of 17-24, you are no more likely to have an accident than the average in any other country. Our problem in Thailand is that there are so many people caught up in a culture where you don’t wear a helmet, where drunk driving is acceptable and speeding is second nature. So few Thais have real motorcycle licences and any training for motorbike skills is really only learned on the road. Underage drivers, driving with three or more on a motorbike, driving without helmets, drunk driving – all just part of life in Thailand.

Maybe, being Buddhists, we don’t fear death as much as other cultures. We believe our souls will be re-incarnated. Maybe we need more fear to start to change our habits. Many Thais now recognise we have a national crisis on our hands with the country registering the highest road toll in the world, mostly motorbike drivers and passengers. Mostly accidents involving drink driving or speed. I have been to two funerals for people I know dying in motorbike accidents already this year.

I would like to see our police and politicians taking a more serious role in promoting better driving habits and spending money on campaigns to promote better habits on the roads and to enforce, severely, drunk and speeding drivers on our roads. It’s worked in other countries. Why not Thailand?

We send the deepest condolences to the family of 12 year old whose death was avoidable and unnecessary.

thethaiger.com
Posted by: thaiga
« on: May 15, 2018, 01:32:39 PM »

so many killed on motorbikes -12 year old motorcycle rider killed head crushed by tour bus - thethaiger.com and another below from

stickboybkk.com

Truck Hits Bike
Posted by: thaiga
« on: May 13, 2018, 12:02:33 PM »

i can go faster than you - oh! shight :-[

แซงซ้ายเพราะติดพวกแช่ขวา ผลเป็นไงหล่ะ
Posted by: thaiga
« on: May 06, 2018, 09:43:57 PM »

stickboybkk.com

บุรีรัมย์ เผยคลิปนาทีระทึก รถตู้ชนประสานงาพ่วงคนขับรถตู้เสียชีวิตติดภายในรถ คลิป
Posted by: thaiga
« on: May 04, 2018, 01:44:30 PM »

Daily News reports two injured

เปิดคลิปนาทีชีวิตคนขับรถไถ บรรทุกพุ่งอัดกลางถนนเจ็บ2
Posted by: thaiga
« on: May 01, 2018, 12:55:12 PM »

Aunty fails to brake

ป้าลืมเบรค
Posted by: KiwiCanadian
« on: April 26, 2018, 05:26:22 PM »

Here in Kanada, if an emergency vehicle, police, fire, ambulance etc have their emergency lights activated one must pull to the right ASAP and stop. Large fine & demerit points for not doing this.

Also just enacted last year is a law requiring motorists when aproaching an emergency vehicle stopped on the side of the road, the motorist's MUST slow down and move to the left, another hefty fine & demerit points for this also.
(Just swap the left & right moves for Thailand)
Posted by: thaiga
« on: April 26, 2018, 05:21:01 PM »

Sounds to me like lawmakers, who don't know what they're doing!
That could be half the problem - here's another piece of fine driving https://www.sanook.com/news/6177486/

กระบะย้อนศรฝ่าสี่แยกไฟแดงเมืองพะเยา
Posted by: Johnnie F.
« on: April 26, 2018, 05:12:36 PM »

A hefty punishment ::) for drivers who fail to give way to ambulance with critically injured patient on board.

The administrator called for the increase of the current 500 baht fine for such offence to 10,000-20,000 baht, and a suspension of driving license from 1-3 months.  englishnews.thaipbs.or.th


So there needs to be a "critically" injured patient" on board? When the ambulance is still on its way to the accident scene without any patient on board it does not have the right of way, people can die at the accident scene, because the ambulance comes too late? Sounds to me like lawmakers, who don't know what they're doing!
Posted by: thaiga
« on: April 26, 2018, 04:59:14 PM »

A hefty punishment ::) for drivers who fail to give way to ambulance with critically injured patient on board.

The administrator called for the increase of the current 500 baht fine for such offence to 10,000-20,000 baht, and a suspension of driving license from 1-3 months.  englishnews.thaipbs.or.th
Posted by: Johnnie F.
« on: April 26, 2018, 09:54:47 AM »

The ambulance driver thought the pick-up driver might not have heard him so he uses his loud speaker twice, then after more than a minute the driver finally pulled over. The delay was vital and the victim died before the ambulance could get to him to help. dailynews.co.th

เจออีก!กระบะไม่หลบรถพยาบาล


This is an obvious case. In Germany recently there was a big discussion, that drivers often just don't know how to clear an emergency lane in a traffic jam, whether to move to the left or right, how to make the different drivers cooperate with each other and clear the emergency lane with the perspective of the ambulance.
Posted by: thaiga
« on: April 25, 2018, 11:54:50 PM »

The ambulance driver thought the pick-up driver might not have heard him so he uses his loud speaker twice, then after more than a minute the driver finally pulled over. The delay was vital and the victim died before the ambulance could get to him to help. dailynews.co.th

เจออีก!กระบะไม่หลบรถพยาบาล
Posted by: thaiga
« on: April 25, 2018, 01:02:57 PM »

A man has been arrested - article in en. below

samuitimes.com

Posted by: Johnnie F.
« on: April 25, 2018, 09:48:38 AM »

The normal  way in Thailand is for both sides to call their car insurances to the scene of the accident and let them settle it. There is no need for any party of an accident to take other actions than calling their insurance agent (the claim adjuster), an ambulance and the cops, if the latter are needed. Besides that keep in mind:


A bit uncalled for Johnnie....!!


From your viewpoint maybe, as you probably weren't "called as admin" to this thread by a PM with a lengthy complaint by a member about other members' behavior!  ;)
Posted by: jivvy
« on: April 25, 2018, 09:33:29 AM »

Quote
What's got that vigilantism to do with driving? It's unclear, whose fault that scrape was, but in any case the guy attacked the lady. He might have read BF's posts in this thread and thought it proper to follow the portrayed "foreigners' Americans' style", taking the described American policemen's reaction into his own hands. She's gotta be glad, he didn't carry a gun!  ;)

A bit uncalled for Johnnie....!!
Posted by: Johnnie F.
« on: April 25, 2018, 09:04:17 AM »

Teacher, 50, dragged from her car and beaten by man

Driving in Thailand seems to be getting worse and worse, sanook.com reports   A 50 year old lady teacher was dragged from her car by a man in a pick-up over a minor scrape whilst driving, captured on CCTV She was assaulted with kicks and fists and wound up in hospital with multiple bruises and facial injuries.

What's got that vigilantism to do with driving? It's unclear, whose fault that scrape was, but in any case the guy attacked the lady. He might have read BF's posts in this thread and thought it proper to follow the portrayed "foreigners' Americans' style", taking the described American policemen reaction into his own hands. She's gotta be glad, he didn't carry a gun!  ;)
Posted by: thaiga
« on: April 24, 2018, 06:28:15 PM »

Teacher, 50, dragged from her car and beaten by man

Driving in Thailand seems to be getting worse and worse, sanook.com reports   A 50 year old lady teacher was dragged from her car by a man in a pick-up over a minor scrape whilst driving, captured on CCTV She was assaulted with kicks and fists and wound up in hospital with multiple bruises and facial injuries.

Posted 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?
Posted 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. 
Posted 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

VIDEO HERE tnews.co.th

Posted 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.
Posted 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. 
Posted 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.
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxICdmnvXiI
Posted by: thaiga
« on: April 19, 2018, 02:55:08 PM »


I actually know two foreigners here who refuse to drive any vehicles in Thailand.  They will only travel by song teaw or bus, or in dire circumstances, a tuk tuk.

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
Posted by: nan
« on: April 19, 2018, 01:20:31 PM »

You're only interested in trying to find a way to attack me while hiding behind your keyboard...and frankly, I've just about had enough of your B.S.
you put a post up for discussion and you want the reply to be how you would like it. the guy was injured in the video and you put the post in half as serious. you never answered that, why.

POINT OUT where my attacking is /you posted the video twice,if my posts are insulting ask the admin to delete my account,i'm sure i'm bothered

have a nice day
Posted by: Baby Farts
« on: April 19, 2018, 12:50:23 PM »

so Thailand is quite mild to what your used to, i think i prefer it here, must be awful to live like that. after 18 years you must have got use to it here, i tolerate the driving here just like the rest of us do. before i get in the car to drive anywhere i condition myself, let people pass if they want to get in front, give way to people is not giving in, but might prevent that one accident that could be my last.  :salute

buffy you posted. I enjoy my days out on the motorcycle around Korat with my Buddies.   ;)

I'm used to many things here, thaiga, but it doesn't mean I have to tolerate them...and I don't when it comes to the way people drive here. See how much you "tolerate" the driving when a reckless, irresponsible, impatient, Thai smashes into you and kills one of your loved ones.  See how much you "tolerate" having to get your car repaired on your own, because if you put in a claim with the insurance company, they will raise your premium for the next year.  See how much you "tolerate" when the Thai at fault tries to blame you when you were not at fault.  See how much you "tolerate" when the Thai try to get you to lie and admit the accident was your fault, because they don't insurance, but you do so that YOUR insurance company pays for his damaged vehicle too, even though the accident was not your fault.  Can you see what I'm getting at here?  If these sorts of things happened occasionally it wouldn't be a problem, but they don't.  It's a constant ongoing thing which I know won't change nor have I ever had the notion to expect or try to change their behavior.  Nevertheless, I will deal with it the way I see appropriate in order to save life and save me money. 

No offense to your comments.  I just don't think you fully understand the scope of everything in its entirety. I "used" to take the passive attitude towards many things here in the past, but not anymore...and I'll tell you why.  Many Thais see that as a weakness and take advantage of you when they see you act like that.  They know the "greng jai and mai pen rai" attitude are rampant here, and it gives them opportunity to do what they want because they know that it would be too greng jai for you to point out their mistake and say something.  This is why when you honk your horn at them, even when they are clearly in the wrong, they loose their mind.  It's because you're effectively pointing out their mistake in front of the other motorists which leads to a loss of face....not to mention that it also infuriates them because you're not exhibiting the "greng jai, mai pen rai" attitude that they expect you to follow.  It's like, "How dare you point out my mistake!"

Please don't take my reply here in the wrong way.  I do pretty much the same things you do before I step into my car. I will also add that I know many people, including many Thais, mostly my friends in Thai law enforcement, who also do not tolerate the way folks drive here, and that goes for some foreigners too.  I've got plenty videos of reckless foreigners driving like idiots too, right here in Korat.  I see them all the time when I take my children to school.

I actually know two foreigners here who refuse to drive any vehicles in Thailand.  They will only travel by song teaw or bus, or in dire circumstances, a tuk tuk.

*Hey, I just thought of something.  Maybe, I should do what many of the rich Thais do and just hire a driver.  What do you think?  I know the perfect vehicle too.  Always wanted one of these.  Only trouble is I might end up wanting to drive it more than the driver.  ;D  :cheers

https://www.jeep.com.au/grand-cherokee-srt.html
Posted by: Baby Farts
« on: April 19, 2018, 12:16:33 PM »

posted in half as serious,sorry i missed the joke.
if the cameraman was not parked there then both vehicles involved in the accident might of had a better view of the road

Your typical Thai like response, shunning responsibility. IF IF IF.  Never mind the fact that the cyclist is speeding recklessly, no helmet.  I spoke with the lady in the car afterwards and provided a copy of the video which was also presented to her insurance company.  Obstruction of view was not the cause of this accident and she saw the motorcyclist clearly coming out of control LONG before the impact, weaving far to the left, then into her car, because she told me that and told the insurance company that. Look WHERE the point of impact took place.  LOOK at the rear view camera and the swerving LONG before the impact AND the guy on the motorcycle parked behind me who ALSO saw what's coming and tried to move out of the way...but you're not interested in the truth. You're only interested in trying to find a way to attack me while hiding behind your keyboard...and frankly, I've just about had enough of your B.S.

Posted by: nan
« on: April 18, 2018, 03:31:22 PM »

posted in half as serious,sorry i missed the joke.
if the cameraman was not parked there then both vehicles involved in the accident might of had a better view of the road
Posted by: thaiga
« on: April 08, 2018, 11:52:36 AM »

Who's to blame here?

If it's a farang driving the truck then the farang of course.

How honest of you ;)

seen it before,already been posted

yes nan posted on April 24, 2017 in half-as-serious-and-less  :uhm
Posted by: nan
« on: April 07, 2018, 02:39:45 PM »

seen it before,already been posted
Posted by: Baby Farts
« on: April 07, 2018, 02:12:09 PM »

If it's a farang driving the truck then the farang of course.

Who's to blame here?  Dude actually brushed so close to my vehicle, you could see where his jacket rubbed off the dirt.  No damage to my vehicle, though.

Motorcycle Collision Korat Thailand (Scooter boy bites the dust).
Posted by: thaiga
« on: April 07, 2018, 11:56:18 AM »

Who's to blame

เถียงกันไม่จบจยย ล้มชนกระบะ นักกฎหมายชี้ประมาทร่วม
Posted by: thaiga
« on: March 30, 2018, 01:51:47 PM »

Motorcyclist now charged with killing old scavenger

A charge of physical assault causing death is being brought against a young motorcyclist seen on video attacking an elderly scavenger in Bangkok, after the old man died in hospital on Thursday night.

Narathorn Sodtiyang, 21, had earlier been charged with assault causing injury.

Huai Khwang police chief Kamphon Rattanapratheep said Mr Narathon would now face the harsher charge of assault causing death after Charoon Maneepan, 82, was pronounced dead at Rajavithi Hospital on Thursday at 10.50pm.

The charge was brought against him under Section 290 of the Criminal Code.

Pol Col Kamphon said Mr Narathorn would be summonsed to acknowledge the charge.

On March 14, Mr Narathorn surrendered to Huai Khwang police and admitted assaulting Charoon in a fit of anger.

He claimed the elderly man knocked down his motorcycle with his push-cart tricycle in narrow Soi Chan Muang 2 in Din Daeng area on the evening of March 13 and drove off without offering to assist him.

Mr Narathorn denied reports on social media he was using a mobile phone while riding his bike at the time of the accident, and not paying attention.

He was held in police custody on assault charges.

Charoon was hit with a high, swinging leg kick and then knocked off his tricycle cart to the ground. He was left bedridden and suffered from pressure sores. He was treated at Rajavithi hospital, but his family later took him home.

On Thursday they took him back to the hospital, suffering from a high fever.

His daughter Nida Maneepan said hospital staff gave Charoon CPR for about 30 minutes after he went into cardiogenic shock, but were unable to resuscitate him.

Doctors said he had a blood infection, she said.

bangkokpost.com

Posted by: thaiga
« on: March 26, 2018, 01:27:45 PM »


Eighty two year old attacked in street was once successful company owner

the old guy who sleeps outside of 7-eleven with his rubbish cart does so by his own choice, he was once a successful company owner.




pic@ khaosodenglish.com

The thai people certainly have a big heart when it come to helping people, Netizens on Monday had raised almost 1 million baht for an 82-year-old garbage picker recovering in hospital after being beaten senseless. “Since he left the hospital he’s only been sleeping. He can’t help himself at all. He can only answer with a word or two or complains about his pains,” Juroon’s daughter Wanida Maneepan, 38, told reporters. “He can’t eat his own food; I have to feed him. I’m so scared he will become a paralytic.”  full article khaosodenglish.com
Posted by: thaiga
« on: March 21, 2018, 11:58:23 AM »

Thai motorcyclist, tourist fight over use of pavement  nationmultimedia.com

Farrang fistycuffs


Posted by: thaiga
« on: March 20, 2018, 02:01:16 PM »

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.
so Thailand is quite mild to what your used to, i think i prefer it here, must be awful to live like that. after 18 years you must have got use to it here, i tolerate the driving here just like the rest of us do. before i get in the car to drive anywhere i condition myself, let people pass if they want to get in front, give way to people is not giving in, but might prevent that one accident that could be my last.  :salute

buffy you posted. I enjoy my days out on the motorcycle around Korat with my Buddies.   ;)
Posted by: Roger
« on: March 20, 2018, 01:38:05 PM »

Hi BF. Thanks for your reply. If the Subaru was tailgating you before undertaking then you had even longer to find a way to opt out of the scrap. Sorry but the camera's show what was going on accurately enough. Please reflect on it for the safety of you and yours - but thanks for hearing me out politely and that does you credit. I hope my comments didn't come over as patronising - you did put it up for discussion. ATB

Posted by: nan
« on: March 20, 2018, 12:35:27 AM »

we all know what the roads are like even the thai people, everyone gets a driving licence, you just keep going back if you fail, till they get fed up with you, then there is your licence. don't take too much to heart, the reason i mentioned age, you say 40 yrs accident free back home, you have been here 18 yrs that makes 58, if you started driving at the age of 14. 40+18+14 =72.

you like this new generation of Thais, because they are starting to think for themselves, kicking an 82 yr old man, putting him in hospital, thought you had a dislike for scooter boy. you post I've lived here going on eighteen years straight and I know good and well what goes on around here and how things work, then you post (the foreigner who knows too much is not good)  sorry mate your words not mine.

don't take offence just sticking up for myself, nice vid you must be proud of him. i hope one day he will be famous.
my daughter has just passed as in pharmacy, i'm still in tears with the happiness, take care, NAN
Posted by: Baby Farts
« on: March 19, 2018, 09:58:10 PM »

Roger.  As I stated, you did not see the Subaru who was right on my tail BEFORE he moved to the other lane.  He didn't just appear on my side. He had been tailgating me for quite sometime ( I couldn't even see his head lights) and attempted his little overtake stunt (the part you see in the video) when he passed then cut in front of me. The distances you see in the video are deceiving and I can assure you I did what I had to do to avoid being hit by this reckless Thai driver.  A touch on the brakes and he would have slammed into me for sure.  The clip I posted is only a very SMALL portion of the incident, highlighting the reckless part where he pulls his little stunt. Trust me, if you could see the incident in its entirety you'd see the dangerous situation I faced with only seconds to respond.  This video makes distances look farther than they really are.  The nimrod was a lot closer.....WAY too close, which seems to be another problem most Thais have here when they drive, which is tailgating.   Another would be the total disregard for pedestrians, which in most modern countries, have the right of way over cars. Not here in Thailand. We can talk about that in another thread and I can share some experiences I had when I stopped to let a pedestrian cross the road.  Big mistake.  Don't ever ever do it, because I can assure you, the other Thai drivers will not stop and the pedestrian will nod nicely to you thanking you for stopping to let them go, only to find a speeding car coming down the side of you who could care less and will not stop. Guess what happens next.

Nan, you seem to make a lot of generalizations and assumptions about foreigners here on the forum.  For starters, not everyone here is over 70+.  This "new generation" you talk about is not new to the rest of the modern world.  It sounds like it might be new to you, though.  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. Another thing. I'm not sure which foreigners you are referring to when you say they need to wake up.  I think you'll find that many foreigners are wide awake to what goes on around here having lived here for many years......and many Thais do not like that.   In fact, I think a lot Thais do not want foreigners to wake up, because farang roo mak, mai dee (the foreigner who knows too much is not good).  I've lived here going on eighteen years straight and I know good and well what goes on around here and how things work, but I'm not going to sugarcoat anything or pretend everything is sa-bai sa-bai when it isn't.... and when people talk about things they don't like here, it doesn't mean they hate Thais or look down on the country. I do agree with you on one thing, though.  Thailand, and especially Korat, is certainly not what it used to be! Personally, I like this new generation of Thais, because they are starting to think for themselves instead of acting like the old-school Thais... and they don't take crap from anyone either! Bravo in my book! 

Back to the topic and driving.  A portion of the things I post here with regards to driving and such are opinions for the most part that many Thais have shared with me.  To quote, verbatim from some of the Thais I have spoken to in regards to driving.  I quote:

Dee (Thai, Educated in the states. Engineer in Bangkok)-
"Thai people drive very bad because they are always in a hurry and don't think about anybody else. It's mostly because no education."

Oh (Scrub Nurse at a local hospital, married to a Japanese Business man. Has lived abroad and educated abroad)
"Thai people looking for the easy way for do things. Not safe, but they don't care so they do it anyway. Like going the wrong way on the road. Many are poor and  no education so they don't think."

Bum (Business man and former Colonel in the Air Force)
"Liu-Lai!"  <--- translated this means irresponsible.

Interesting trend I noticed is that lack of education seems to come up a lot which could suggest that what NotABuffalo posted earlier might hold some merit. Lack of education isn't necessarily a put down either.  It simply means lack of knowledge and doesn't know. I can tell you that when my wife was first learning how to drive, I sent her to a driving school.  They told her, "we'll teach you how to pass the test."  Not "we'll teach you how to drive."  Most of the course took place in a class room with one of those car simulator things that looks like someone made in their garage. What I find amusing is how she too, now shares the same challenges I have to face on the roads here on a daily basis.  She understands now and I have heard her lose her cool on more than one occasion and blurt out something like, "fkcing idiot"  :cussing when a fellow Thai endangers her life on the road like cutting dangerously in front of her. I find it amusing at times because I say to her, "now you understand why I have a train horn?"  :salute


 
Posted by: Roger
« on: March 19, 2018, 05:32:09 AM »

The attack on the 82 year old Guy is just shocking - hard to see why the motorbike hit the cart at all?
All the other motorbikes passed by ok.

Four cats on the pillion - MMMmmmm

I've seen 4 young Ladies on a motorbike at Kanchanaburi - the driver was on the phone of course. And the other day, 3 ladies with 2 babies sandwiched in . . .

But this does not match 5 people and a goat that I once saw in Nigeria.  ;)  ATB
Posted by: thaiga
« on: March 19, 2018, 12:51:40 AM »

So a new start here for a clean thread, have your say by all means, insults we can live without. were a friendly lot really  :punch :hunter () LOL!

how many pussies can you get on one bike ;)

Man Rides Motorbike with Four Cats in Thailand
Posted by: thaiga
« on: March 18, 2018, 02:29:20 PM »

Well! thanks nan, Thaiga haters indeed :o OK no deletes the evidence stays. Now for the 82 yr old guy in the clip being attacked, who is to blame for the incident

Eighty two year old attacked in street was once successful company owner

Where ever the blame lies, there is no need for the violence, a 21 yr old man has been arrested, what will it be, pay the medical bills, small fine, couple of wais, all forgotten. do people have more faith in cash than in the legal system. I had to laugh in the clip after the first kick the guy attacking falls on his ass. Like most people there is a story to tell, the old guy who sleeps outside of 7-eleven with his rubbish cart does so by his own choice, he was once a successful company owner. Thai rath - thaivisa - and the samuitimes run the story  pic@ Thairath.co.th.

Posted by: nan
« on: March 18, 2018, 11:56:03 AM »

DO NOT DELETE any posts,let the readers see the way it is and the way some farang are, anyway you might need them for future reference. notice how the subject changes when challenged. Bravo roger probably the best post you have made. Thaiga by not posting will bring great delight to the koratfart  haters. then there is the Thaiga haters eaten out with jealousy,watching everyday,their stomach churning reading the posts knowing they have a problem trying to string a few words together

some of you guys must really wake up, you are old men 70 + most and the land of smiles is not what it use to be.
the new generation will put you down with one kick.on the tv the other day an 82 yr old man,collecting a bit of rubbish to earn some money is still in hospital after being attacked by a guy that clipped his bike.

Attack On Elderly Man
Posted by: Roger
« on: March 17, 2018, 01:27:13 PM »

Hi BF.

Re. the offer of a doubles match at tennis - NO WAY am I gonna take on your 9 year old after watching that clip! Thanks and I'll show Juerg the tennis coach. Well done to the Lad and Dad  :)
I don't play tennis any more - coming up to 71. But I still cycle and walk around the mountains a lot.

Re. the driving - I'll work through it again. Here we go !

1-2 seconds - all looks ok. 100 m to the Pick up and Bus tucked inside.
5 seconds - Subaru appears on your nearside. You must have seen it approaching in your mirrors at 3-4 seconds and at 4 seconds it's in your peripheral vision.
6 seconds - Subaru clearly moving into your lane. Still 80 meters to Pick up.
8 seconds - Subaru in your lane, you're in the TURNING lane - if the Subaru hadn't come along you were still going too fast to tuck in behind the Pick up. Why ?
10 seconds - it's all over - you're BLAZING down the outside in the TURNING lane having WON your battle .

Sorry M8 I've looked at this too much now. My last effort wot I lost  :-[ was much better.

But the conclusions are just the same. A gentle throttle back / touch on the brakes would have cured the hazard. Indeed, you seem to accelerate (though it's hard to tell).

I should disconnect those cameras M8. If you have an accident - they might prove you wrong.

I repeat : ''Not slowing at all for the hazard situation you see developing. Far from it, (it's personal with this Subaru blighter), you blaze through the turning lane and fortunately, the vehicle about to turn had conceded you space.''

You posted : ''Fortunately, one of the things I've been gifted with is my reaction times.  I doubt most people would have been able to pull that off and had I not driven aggressively in that particular situation that guy would have creamed into the side of me.''

MMmmmm - don't look like defensive driving to me or any reaction at all ! Just defiance and throttle. I'm just an ole' Codger as you know but maybe take the advice of NAB, TW, Thaiga and cool it. For your safety.

Sorry to push it but it's for you !  ATVB
Posted by: thaiga
« on: March 17, 2018, 01:16:27 PM »

Hi roger, nothing in the log about your missing post and nothing has been deleted.

No sign of Thaiga for a few days, i'm here, not gone anywhere, just disappointed in the replies, the thread has turned itself into the life of one man.

Most expats are getting on a bit in life and have come here to retire, most don't want to know about the mafia life and the talk of weapons. These people are also putting there family at risk if someone you upset on the roads happened to follow you home and find out where you live. We all know how some  hold a grudge. I posted, that there is plenty of room on the forum for your family snaps, start a new thread, but that has fallen on deaf ears.

so there you have it roger, shouldn't have to keep deleting posts, maybe the admin will tidy it up. until then, for you roger just one more post. Biker On Phone.

Biker On Phone... Wait For It
Posted by: Roger
« on: March 17, 2018, 10:20:10 AM »

Hi BF. I did reply to yours in detail but it didn't post. (Maybe I was not logged in when I posted ?).

I'll repeat it but wondered if it was stuck somewhere so I am waiting for return of Thaiga (before I do the work again).

No sign of Thaiga for a few days ? Hope all is well ? R
Posted by: Roger
« on: March 13, 2018, 05:59:37 PM »

BF. Thanks for your most Gentlemanly reply and it's good to see the young Man in action. I'll reply in more detail tomorrow. ATB
Posted by: Baby Farts
« on: March 13, 2018, 05:11:02 PM »

Hi BF. Long time no see. Hope you are OK. We've crossed swords before on driving matters and I'm sorry, but I just couldn't resist giving you my view on this  :punch

The video you posted in Reply 199 - it looks to me that you are already closing quite fast on the pick-up ahead in your lane, who is about to overtake the bus. Indeed it seems that you then accelerate to close the gap, no doubt having detected the cheeky Subaru coming on the inside  ;)

Not slowing at all for the hazard situation you see developing. Far from it, (it's personal with this Subaru blighter), you blaze through the turning lane and fortunately, the vehicle about to turn had conceded you space.

Cheeky Subaru. Aggressive BF ! For the safety of yourself and yours, I'd calm it down BF.
I commented before about your 13 accidents - that's a lot M8. Take some of the advice your other KF's have offered ? Adjust ?

The train horn is not a good idea apart from being illegal. In that video, you say you didn't have time for the train horn ? What ? No left hand wing mirror ? You were racing M8 ;)

I don't want to dollop you off but take care eh ? ATB



Hey Roger! Long time no see!  I was wondering where ya been. :) 

It's hard to tell in that video, but I can assure you I had to do that maneuver in a split second or I would have been history.  Fortunately, one of the things I've been gifted with is my reaction times.  I doubt most people would have been able to pull that off and had I not driven aggressively in that particular situation that guy would have creamed into the side of me.  As you can see, he was not about to yield at all. I could see what was about to happen eyeing the Subaru in my rear mirror as well and had to speed up in order to make it thru on the right side.  What you don't see in that video is how bloody fast the Subaru was coming up behind me.  I should have posted the rear camera view as well. I don't drive fast or reckless and I certainly don't race, especially against a Subaru Wr2 which is a race version of that model car. Pretty nice car too.  I open up my favorite app, "Calm Radio" and listen to some Reiki, Piano Solos, or SPA toons. lol.  No Joke.  Check the app out.

Thirteen accidents where none of them were my fault, most of them hit and runs by scooter boy.  Never a single accident in forty years in the States. The train horn is not illegal as per several of my police friends have told me.  It's sort of a gray area because it depends how and why you would use it.  In fact, there is a shop down the road from the Mall that is now selling REAL train horns!  I asked the owner about them and get this, he said some people have heard them on certain cars here in Korat and wanted to put them in their cars.  I wonder who that could be.  8) No joke!  These are the real deal. I honestly don't enjoy blowing that horn, but it some limited circumstances, I have to.  Every time I step into my vehicle I have to put my 100% undivided defensive driving skills into practice.  I'm used to it. 

On a side note.  My son is ranked #1 in all Thailand now for his age group in Tennis!  Well, for 2017.  I remember a while back when I spoke to you about lessons for him and such. Two-three years ago?  He's quite the player and took first place in the two final Grand Slam tournaments in Thailand last December. He had to move up now to the 10 year old group and also 12 year olds.  He's only 9.  But in only two months he's already #4.  Amazing player.  Here's a video I made of him a few days ago.  Hope it's cool with thaiga even though it has nothing to do with the topic.

Keep the peace, Roger and if you're ever interested in some doubles, let me know.  Cheers and thanks for the reply. great to see you again.

The Beauty of Tennis III
Posted by: thaiga
« on: March 13, 2018, 04:09:10 PM »

To add insult to injury, making things worse - just wearing the uniform without “having the spirit of a police officer”.

Bangkok traffic officer arrested and suspended for alleged extortion nationmultimedia.com

Posted by: thaiga
« on: March 13, 2018, 01:44:21 PM »

A much better post b/f explains how you feel. yes, that also includes some foreigners here who really have adapted to the ways of bad road behavior. must agree with that. also Everyone came out to help everyone laying sand bags. community spirit.

most thais have respect, if someone dies, every man and his dog will turn up for the funeral, even if it means coming all the way from BKK.
all the guys in the soi are there strait away putting up the tents, running the electric, the women play their part, helping a hand cutting pork and preparing vegetables, catching up on the gossip, a real helping hand to those who have lost their loved ones, a togetherness feeling at a time of in need, whether your a farang or a thai.

nobody likes bad driving, especially someone encroaching on ones space, but how long have we been here to know what it's like, it's only been in the news so much lately because of technology ie: cams, cameras every where. some years ago road rage hit the UK like a fashion, tail gating, honking, flashing of lights, the birdie was the call, get out the way attitude. now in the Uk a minor traffic offence, a lenthy court case, a hefty fine, for something like having no back light on your bicycle  :o wow serious stuff.

if we stop and think for a moment what Thailand has to offer us, unlike back home, we should feel better already. that smile from the old lady when buying your noodles in the market, the wai you get at some stores, you can party all night. dink dink and dance all for a pittance. even guys old, fat, ugly or whatever, they can still get a floosie for a good time, all for a pittance, relive their youth for a second time, not sit in the corner of a bar in the UK looking into their beer thinking of their younger days.

We made the right choice coming here, but like most things that's great, there is drawbacks, here it's the driving. when ever i drive into town, i get my orders from the wife, keep your hands on the wheel, no rude gestures, don't toot your horn at anyone, some have guns, some take yaba, some have been drinking, i don't want a dead husband, then there's the pension to think of  ;D ha! ha!.

I think in being here for so long we tend to forget what it was like in our own country.

drive carefully guys stay safe. :cheers
Posted by: Roger
« on: March 13, 2018, 01:18:32 PM »

Hi BF. Long time no see. Hope you are OK. We've crossed swords before on driving matters and I'm sorry, but I just couldn't resist giving you my view on this  :punch

The video you posted in Reply 199 - it looks to me that you are already closing quite fast on the pick-up ahead in your lane, who is about to overtake the bus. Indeed it seems that you then accelerate to close the gap, no doubt having detected the cheeky Subaru coming on the inside  ;)

Not slowing at all for the hazard situation you see developing. Far from it, (it's personal with this Subaru blighter), you blaze through the turning lane and fortunately, the vehicle about to turn had conceded you space.

Cheeky Subaru. Aggressive BF ! For the safety of yourself and yours, I'd calm it down BF.
I commented before about your 13 accidents - that's a lot M8. Take some of the advice your other KF's have offered ? Adjust ?

The train horn is not a good idea apart from being illegal. In that video, you say you didn't have time for the train horn ? What ? No left hand wing mirror ? You were racing M8 ;)

I don't want to dollop you off but take care eh ? ATB

Posted by: Baby Farts
« 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.

Posted by: Not A Buffalo
« 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" :)
 
Posted by: thaiga
« 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.

2 sent sky high in bike accident
Posted by: Not A Buffalo
« 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 :)
Posted by: Baby Farts
« 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.
Posted by: Baby Farts
« 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.
Posted by: Not A Buffalo
« 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 :)
Posted by: thaiwolf
« 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.
Posted by: Baby Farts
« 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

Posted by: Baby Farts
« 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)

Posted by: Baby Farts
« 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.

Crazy Subaru wr2 driver Nakhon Ratchasima


video embedded by Thaiga
Posted by: thaiga
« 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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Posted by: thaiga
« 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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Posted by: Baby Farts
« 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.
Posted by: Baby Farts
« 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.



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