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Offline thaiga

Driving in thailand
« on: February 24, 2016, 01:00:41 PM »
Driving in thailand - when looking left you need to look right - at the same time

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Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2016, 08:54:19 PM »
What a fcking idiot.  I see this almost every day. 
 

Offline bannerman

Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2016, 09:07:32 PM »
Yes B/F i also see this on a daily basis,happend to me twice here in ten years,my heart ended up in my bloody throat.
I think i am correct in saying that it would be us,the innocent party, that would be held responsible ! ! !
 

Offline bannerman

Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2016, 09:09:42 PM »
Thanks thaiga for the video.
 

Offline Aussie

Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2016, 01:20:03 AM »
Many thanks thaiga.  It only goes to substantiate claims that drivers in Thailand are some of the world's worse.  That being a given, it also demonstrates the level of Police  desire or incompetence to stop this type of carnage on the road system. Why have roads at all, when in Thailand the drivers can drive on any side of the road with impunity, knowing full well the Police wont do a a thing about it. :uhm
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Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2016, 05:36:08 AM »
Yes B/F i also see this on a daily basis,happend to me twice here in ten years,my heart ended up in my bloody throat.
I think i am correct in saying that it would be us,the innocent party, that would be held responsible ! ! !

Thirteen accidents since I've been here...NONE of them my fault.  Most were minor like a motorcycle side-swiping my car and running away.  That's why I put a real Train Horn in my previous truck.  I may have to put another one in the new truck.

Maybe this one with the Five gallon tank.  My last one was only a two gallon tank. 

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Offline thaiga

Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2016, 02:54:44 PM »
I have noticed in the last couple of years the driving standards have dropped, from when i first come here.

There seems to be no fear in people as to what could happen to them. Worst offenders for me is when a large vehicle is coming towards you on the other side of the road, someone will pull out from behind them to overtake heading straight at you.

So you have to think for two. What are the Worst offenders , tailgating, impatience, .........


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Re: Driving in thailand - aggression doesn't pay
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2016, 01:25:24 PM »
Who is in the wrong here the car or the minivan driver or i think both - Revenge proves its own executioner
Filmed from another driver’s dash cam footage, you can see a speeding sedan cut up by the bully boy minivan

Aggressive Thai driver learns hard lesson on the open road

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Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2016, 03:07:44 PM »
The van is obviously trying to prevent the sedan from going around him.  The van makes a lane change without signaling.  The sedan signals but it's too late.  Trying to pass the van and cut him off resulted in the accident.  Both are at fault, but the van certainly instigated it.  This is typical Thai behavior, always trying to get ahead of people on the road, don't give way ever even to pedestrians.  Thais change into a completely different creature when they operate a moving vehicle.
 

Offline takeitor

Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2016, 03:16:19 PM »
Not really in agreement with you BF....whilst the van drove poorly (lack of indication and usual failure to use mirrors), I don't think it qualifies as instigating anything when the car is driving like a complete idiot.  Just deserts were duly received.  When you see how much room there was in front of the minivan, the car had no need to cut him up and could just have moved in front - would have been a lot cheaper!
 

Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2016, 04:24:09 PM »
The sedan could have used the left lane for his speedy overtaking, when the minivan moved to the right lane, could have waited for another safe chance to hop in front of that. He didn't hesitate to overtake the truck later on the left. All the fault is the sedan driver's. Just like takeitor said, poor driving by the minivan doesn't mean challenging another driver on purpose. I doubt, that, if the minivan had set turnlights, the sedan would not have tried to pass him at the moment he changed lanes to pass himself. The sedan came from the very left lane, didn't change one lane only, but two. The minivan could not guess that, even if the sedan had set turnlights. Directly crossing two lanes is illegal. The minivan might even have changed to the right lane at the last moment to avoid getting hit in the back by the speeding sedan, that signaled to change to his lane.
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Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2016, 04:54:33 PM »
He swerved in front of the minivan to show off his driving skills,  AND TO SAY  i'm in front now Ha! Ha!  but Ooopps!
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Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2016, 08:42:00 AM »
I saw this got posted overseas where i am currently however have not seen it up here yet!

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Well worth a watch - Not sure where abouts in Thailand it was?  Anyone know?

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Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2016, 10:42:42 AM »
Not really in agreement with you BF....whilst the van drove poorly (lack of indication and usual failure to use mirrors), I don't think it qualifies as instigating anything when the car is driving like a complete idiot.  Just deserts were duly received.  When you see how much room there was in front of the minivan, the car had no need to cut him up and could just have moved in front - would have been a lot cheaper!

True....hard to tell what's in the mind of the Van driver.  The question is, do I need to purchase another Train horn for the new car.  ;D
 

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Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2016, 10:46:23 AM »
I saw this got posted overseas where i am currently however have not seen it up here yet!




Well worth a watch - Not sure where abouts in Thailand it was?  Anyone know?

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Wow!  Police actually giving chase.  That's a first.
 

Offline takeitor

Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2016, 10:46:50 AM »
True....hard to tell what's in the mind of the Van driver.  The question is, do I need to purchase another Train horn for the new car.  ;D

Why not, the more the merrier?....as long as you never find our where I live!  ;)
 

Offline takeitor

Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2016, 10:49:07 AM »
Wow!  Police actually giving chase.  That's a first.
He can't be just an ordinary criminal.  Probably got the local Captain's daughter knocked-up.
 

Offline thaiga

Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2016, 12:15:55 PM »
I saw this got posted overseas where i am currently however have not seen it up here yet!




Well worth a watch - Not sure where abouts in Thailand it was?  Anyone know?

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That's Johny the Indy lawman - thanks for the clip Buffy


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Netizens have heaped praise upon a young police non-commissioned officer whose hot pursuit of a motorist who jumped a police roadblock was videotaped in a camera he bought and was attached to his police cap.

There are still good policemen around who are ready to sacrifice for the people to get rid of the outlaws.

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Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #18 on: February 27, 2016, 03:32:49 PM »
I see the lynch mob is out again on driving in Thailand !
Thaiga the motorcyclist on your first post was obviously crazy and this illustrates that the overwhelming problem of irresponsible motor bike drivers here - and the 38 daily deaths suffered by this group!
As for the rest of the clips well I'm sure you can get dodgy videos of driving horrors all over the World.
BF I see you have posted again about your bad luck but sorry to say M8 if I had had 13 accidents I'd feel it optimistic to claim that NONE had been my fault at all and would be thinking about something other than getting a bigger (illegal) train horn. That's a pretty odd attitude IMO.
In contrast to your experience my truck is just reaching 180,000 km all around Thailand and I have been extremely lucky indeed, without tempting fate please Buddha, to have NO driving accidents. Despite having a fairly positive driving style myself I find that driving at least on the major roads, is pretty good - (though you have to watch out for the occasional loopy driver).

If you take the very bad record of motorcyclists out of the statistics I wonder how it looks then ?

With u-turns on major roads, prolific roadside vending, speed disparities 5kph-140kph sharing the same highway, poor road surfaces, vehicle conditions, overloaded pick-ups and etc. etc. ad nauseam, you could argue the figures might be much worse.

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Offline thaiga

Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2016, 12:57:25 PM »
Who was it that posted  THE TRUTH IS NOT NEEDED HERE

The dangerous driving concerns us all, and we all (well most of us) know it and have to take extra care. The as you call it, dodgy videos of driving horrors are all recent incidents which happen on a daily basis.

Now who is in the wrong in the clip below  ;D

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Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #20 on: February 28, 2016, 02:58:01 PM »
Thaiga - Your reply was to me I guess.
Re. truth, who did post that ? (It wasn't me).
We are all entitled to our own 'truth' anyway.
Dangerous driving concerns me too but rather than having a feeding frenzy it's good to see the problem in some perspective.
IMO apart from the motorbikes we should ease up a little in our condemnation. Driving conditions are really demanding here but many of the drivers do ok.... notwithstanding.
As for who is to blame in your clip - you work it out. Happens 38 times a day every day last time I looked.
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Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #21 on: February 28, 2016, 03:14:29 PM »
Roger, As for. who is to blame in your clip - you work it out. Happens 38 times a day every day last time I looked

Look at the clip again and you will notice there is no driver on the motorcycle (lighten up) now does that happen 38 times a day  :lol

Posted 27th February 2016 whatsonsukhumvit.com I will agree with you that motorcycle & three wheelers are a high per cent of those figures.

Thailand Has The Second Highest Rate Of Road Deaths In The World

Surely coming as little surprise to anyone well acquainted with Thailand’s roads, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has found that the Kingdom has the second highest road deaths per capita than anywhere in the world.



36.2 people per 100,000 die on Thailand’s roads every year – alarmingly more than the 2.9 rate in the UK or 4.3 in Germany

With 1.3 million road deaths annually across the world, the global death toll is higher than that of malaria and costs the global economy up to US$500 billion every year.

It’s clear from the WHO’s statistics that developing nations generally tend towards a higher death rate than in developed nations, and although they have only half of the world’s vehicles, they have 90 percent of the world’s road deaths.

Globally, road fatalities are the number one cause of death among 15 to 29-year olds while 75 percent of road deaths are among men. Pedestrians, cyclists and motorcycles account for 49 percent of all road traffic deaths.
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Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #22 on: February 28, 2016, 05:40:22 PM »
Hi Thaiga. Last time I looked at the figures, 38 motorbikers or nearly 14,000 p.a. were dying on Thailand's roads.
Pretty darn terrible.
Another factor in the high overall toll is Folks traveling loose in the back of pick ups.
It's not good I agree.
 

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Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #23 on: February 28, 2016, 06:07:48 PM »
I didn't till know, but ............ thephuketnews.com states

It is illegal to carrying people in the back of standard pickup trucks and larger trucks. It does not matter how many people are in the back. People should use their truck to transport things, not people.

However, it is legal if the vehicle has been legally modified to safely transport people, such as tuk-tuks and songtaew (local buses).

Please note that according to Section 20 of the Land Traffic Act 1979: “A driver is responsible for not letting his passengers, animals, or loads to fall, leak, give out smell, reflect light, etc, which may cause harm or danger to the public.”

The penalty for breaching this section is a fine of B500, but the fine can be much more if the driver is involved in an accident or causes injury to the passengers.

Then there's the ostriches to beware of  ;)

Ostrich running around a busy road in Samut Prakan

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Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #24 on: March 01, 2016, 12:31:05 PM »
Now how did he manage that he must of clipped the car in front

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Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #25 on: March 01, 2016, 07:11:41 PM »
Who was it that posted  THE TRUTH IS NOT NEEDED HERE

The dangerous driving concerns us all, and we all (well most of us) know it and have to take extra care. The as you call it, dodgy videos of driving horrors are all recent incidents which happen on a daily basis.

Now who is in the wrong in the clip below  ;D

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Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #26 on: March 04, 2016, 11:36:02 AM »
All clever stuff - until

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Thai motorcyclist survives collision with truck

Wearing a crash helmet probably saved this guys life, he was lucky only to received minor injuries.

Thai motorcyclist survives collision with truck

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Re: Driving in thailand - Biker Vs Pedestrian
« Reply #28 on: March 09, 2016, 02:50:36 PM »
Biker Vs Pedestrian


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Re: Driving in thailand - Phew that was close
« Reply #29 on: March 12, 2016, 09:03:05 PM »
that was very close these tourists on Samui were lucky

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