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

นาทีมอไซค์ย้อนศรชนเก๋ง บ้านโพธิ์ ‪#‎ฉะเชิงเทรา (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otL_qSge-4M#)
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Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: Baby Farts on February 24, 2016, 08:54:19 PM
What a fcking idiot.  I see this almost every day. 
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: bannerman 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 ! ! !
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: bannerman on February 24, 2016, 09:09:42 PM
Thanks thaiga for the video.
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: Aussie 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
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: Baby Farts 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. 

https://www.hornblasters.com/products/details.php?i=shocker-544k-train-horn-kit (https://www.hornblasters.com/products/details.php?i=shocker-544k-train-horn-kit)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: thaiga 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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pic@oilinki.
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - aggression doesn't pay
Post by: thaiga 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 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_sRMBzInts#)
credit@BBC
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: Baby Farts 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.
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: takeitor 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!
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: Johnnie F. 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.
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: thaiga 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!
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: Not A Buffalo 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!

นาทีไล่ล่า!! นักค้ายาไอซ์แหกด่าน (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zP9tMy6CbDI#)
credit@JUNEJARN Official Channel

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

edited by thaiga if deleted clip can be found here: facebook.com (https://www.facebook.com/1614695452127689/videos/vb.1614695452127689/1639988419598392/?type=2&theater)

Edit by Admin: Corrected Youtube link and BBcode for display in post.

Deleted clip re-edited by thaiga
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: Baby Farts 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
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: Baby Farts 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!




 ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQdA--AznCI[/url])
Well worth a watch - Not sure where abouts in Thailand it was?  Anyone know?

Edit by Admin: Corrected Youtube link and BBcode for display in post.


Wow!  Police actually giving chase.  That's a first.
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: takeitor 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!  ;)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: takeitor 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.
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: thaiga 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!




 ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQdA--AznCI[/url])
Well worth a watch - Not sure where abouts in Thailand it was?  Anyone know?

Edit by Admin: Corrected Youtube link and BBcode for display in post.
That's Johny the Indy lawman - thanks for the clip Buffy

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PIC@facebook.com (https://www.facebook.com/%E0%B8%87%E0%B8%B2%E0%B8%99%E0%B8%88%E0%B8%A3%E0%B8%B2%E0%B8%88%E0%B8%A3-%E0%B8%AA%E0%B8%A0%E0%B8%9A%E0%B9%89%E0%B8%B2%E0%B8%99%E0%B8%AB%E0%B8%A1%E0%B8%AD-%E0%B8%AA%E0%B8%A3%E0%B8%B0%E0%B8%9A%E0%B8%B8%E0%B8%A3%E0%B8%B5-1614695452127689/)

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.

englishnews.thaipbs.or.th (http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/content/152591)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: Roger 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.

GLA

Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: thaiga 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

เห้ย!! มาได้ยังไงเนี้ย (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIUI2lMDdaY#)
credit@Sud Yod
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: Roger 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.
ATB
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: thaiga 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 (http://whatsonsukhumvit.com/thailand-has-the-second-highest-rate-of-road-deaths-in-the-world/) 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.

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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.
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: Roger 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.
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: thaiga on February 28, 2016, 06:07:48 PM
I didn't till know, but ............ thephuketnews.com (http://www.thephuketnews.com/is-it-legal-to-carry-people-in-the-back-of-pickups-and-large-trucks-53427.php) 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 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Fnk8ZFXXxI#)
from_the-stickboynetwork_credit@facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TheClip.By.THANASUDA.Mansion.SoiUdomSuk51/videos/791323620972033/)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: thaiga on March 01, 2016, 12:31:05 PM
Now how did he manage that he must of clipped the car in front

จังหวะแบบนี้ มึงยังจะกล้าแซงอีก สมน้ำหน้าพวกชอบปาด (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hSDzgqVWas#)
credit@เหี้ยขับรถ
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: Baby Farts 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

เห้ย!! มาได้ยังไงเนี้ย ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIUI2lMDdaY#[/url])
credit@Sud Yod


The motorcycle was possessed by a ghost.
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: thaiga on March 04, 2016, 11:36:02 AM
All clever stuff - until

‪‎พวกผมไม่ทิ้งเพื่อน (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-51LrLwtxc#)
credit@คลิปสั้น ฮา ๆ
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Wearing a crash helmet probably saved his life
Post by: thaiga on March 06, 2016, 01:07:26 PM
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 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79VsXCMwqxI#)
credit@Sweet Mango

Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Biker Vs Pedestrian
Post by: thaiga on March 09, 2016, 02:50:36 PM
Biker Vs Pedestrian

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyAStC7upLk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyAStC7upLk)
credit@stickboynetwork
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Phew that was close
Post by: thaiga on March 12, 2016, 09:03:05 PM
that was very close these tourists on Samui were lucky

นักท่องเที่ยวมอไซค์ล้มกลางถนน เกือบโดนรถทับตายซะแล้ว (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGZzDoxEXoE#)

credit@เหี้ยขับรถ
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: Baby Farts on March 13, 2016, 09:51:29 AM
I can't see why anyone would want to ride a motorbike in Thailand in the first place.
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - where's the party
Post by: thaiga on March 13, 2016, 12:28:15 PM
I rented a m/bike when i first come to los until i ended up in the back of a bht bus that pulled up sharp,
Oh well it was only 10 bht in them days ;)

Apparently they were tourists on a rented motorbike, thankfully the driver of the Isuzu was on the ball.

Het B/F i just know you'll like this pic, where's the party

(http://koratfart.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10747/CdZkO9tUIAE0umK%20large.jpg)
pic@stickboybangkok
Title: Re: Driving in thailand -Typical Thai Driving
Post by: thaiga on March 13, 2016, 04:13:56 PM
Another classic from the stickboynetwork    Typical Thai Driving

Typical Thai Driving (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqz2OxuhnRs#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Hit And Run
Post by: thaiga on March 20, 2016, 02:34:53 PM
The viral footage of a hit n run driver is spreading like wildfire on social media sites at the moment where the driver of the car fails to stop after knocking 3 off a motorbike. WARNING VIDEO MIGHT SEEM A LITTLE GRAPHIC

วินาที..เก๋งเบียดชนรถมอไซค์ครอบครัวคว่ำ แล้วชิ่งหนีหาย !! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaotoXOG3-Y#)
credit@Jadpai
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: KiwiCanadian on March 20, 2016, 11:31:19 PM
Both are at fault!
Car going faster and thinks they have room to pass!
Motorcy!!! Over loaded, not all wearing helmets, motorcy driver swerves at the time the car is half way passed it, if they did not react so violently (Knew how to ride properly) the driver could have steered away from the car without hitting it, but only one that was fully aware of what was happening around them would be able to do that.
Motorcy driver not aware of surrounding situation, typically they think they own the road and DO NOT have any situational awareness at all, probably think the good merit they did in the morning will last all day??

Just my $0.02 worth, we do have free speech where I am at the moment.
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: dawn on March 22, 2016, 10:59:12 AM
hi all,
watching the news on that this morning,the car driver has come forward,although the m/sic driver is not pressing charges,he is still being charged with failing to stop. the 9 yr old child on the m/sic is in icu.
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Bus Drives Into Waiting Crowd
Post by: thaiga on March 22, 2016, 12:32:12 PM
Thanks for your contribution to the thread KC & dawn.
Just a note my posts in this thread are not of dodgy videos dug up from around the world (as been suggested) or to taint the image of the thai people, they are daily events happening which we all should be aware of.

Bus Drives Into Waiting Crowd

Passengers waiting for a night bus at Lampang bus station were injured when a bus suddenly burst from the platform into the waiting area.

วินาทีรถบัสพุ่งชนคนในขนส่งลำปาง (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sokiqrmq5T0#)
credit@Thai Fact

full article: khaosodenglish (http://www.khaosodenglish.com/detail.php?newsid=1458622827)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - just another day
Post by: thaiga on March 23, 2016, 03:24:48 PM
just another day

Fooooooooooooook (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2uEzdyrWYE#)
credit@stickboynetwork
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: thaiga on April 02, 2016, 12:04:52 PM
crosses a double yellow line with no clear view of what's coming the other way, sad to see innocent people get hurt through no fault of their own

start@0:46

เก๋งแซงผ่าหมากชนสนั่น-คนปลิวออกจากปิกอัพ: Khaosod TV (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_v6a5jFkl8#)
credit@Khaosod TV
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - bump of bikes farangs fight it out
Post by: thaiga on April 10, 2016, 12:27:44 PM
Bump of bikes

ฝรั่งเลือดร้อนขับมอเตอร์ไซต์ชนกันแล้วมีชกต่อย-Crazy Farang Moto Drivers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qISBEtrrRCc#)

via_stickboybangkok_credit@ThaiTemplate
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: KiwiCanadian on April 10, 2016, 05:40:09 PM
Well you can really see the Stupidity of the guy in the black what an A* hole.
Sorry for being so blunt.
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: Baby Farts on April 10, 2016, 06:47:22 PM
Guy in the black clearly at fault.  He gets upset when the guy in white takes his picture.  You can barely hear, "Did I say you can take my picture?"
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: thaiga on April 11, 2016, 12:59:26 AM
I wonder if they would of behaved like that if they were in there own country
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Crash Video Of The Day
Post by: thaiga on April 17, 2016, 04:21:47 PM
Another classic from the stickboynetwork

WTF Crash Video Of The Day (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DahZBLL_KuM#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: Baby Farts on April 18, 2016, 09:43:33 AM
thaiga....I can't stop laughing..Seriously, my stomach is in pain.   :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: Baby Farts on April 18, 2016, 02:24:02 PM
Thaiga.  There's a story about a farang eating a girl's Foo Foo in public during Songkran.  Can you find that video? Took place in Pattaya.  Supposedly the police caught him.
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: thaiga on April 18, 2016, 03:59:10 PM
You mean the one right in the middle of Pattaya Soi 6 in broad daylight, in front of hundreds of party people celebrating Songkran all giving it the finger, pointing i mean, Got took down but .......... ;D

Tourist Performs Oral Sex in Public on Pattaya Songkran Reveler (http://pattayaone.net/pattaya-news/223042/tourist-performs-oral-sex-public-pattaya-songkran-reveler/)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - muffin the mule
Post by: thaiga on April 18, 2016, 06:30:58 PM
If you search through stickboy - ye shall seeeeeeeeeeeeek :o
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Tanker Truck Accident
Post by: thaiga on April 19, 2016, 11:36:20 AM
Driver Causes Tanker Truck Accident

Idiot Driver causes Tanker Truck Accident (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMb3PgTO8xY#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - falls asleep on his motorcycle
Post by: thaiga on April 20, 2016, 11:20:51 AM
the guy falls asleep on his motorcycle then crashes it

Thai guy filmed riding his motorbike down the road... ASLEEP (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TVaYAFVy_Y#)
credit@stickboynetwork
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: Baby Farts on April 21, 2016, 10:16:44 AM
 :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol

Thaiga....my stomach is in pain
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Amazing not a bump
Post by: thaiga on April 21, 2016, 11:40:16 AM
Amazing not a bump

Quick Thinking Truck Driver (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJA46wn26Uw#)
credit@stickboynetwork
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Has he kidnapped the traffic cop
Post by: thaiga on April 23, 2016, 06:54:07 PM
Wonder how it ended up

คลิปตำรวจโดดขึ้นรถกระบะ ไทรทัน (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgQKFjzOFUk#)
via_stickboy_credit@Funyny haha
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - It's all about getting in front
Post by: thaiga on April 26, 2016, 04:39:16 PM
Weve all been there, it's crazy, you see the car behind you in the rear view mirror racing up behind you, and the driver will risk his life to get just one car in front and if you don't let him pass. this is what could happen.
Drive carefully guys.

One Dead In Bangkok Pile-Up

เก๋ง ปาดเบียดกระบะเข้ามเกาะชนรถบรรทุก: Khaosod TV (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WDuNkXIRoA#)
Credit@Khaosod TV_Story here stickboybangkok.com (https://www.stickboybangkok.com/news/one-dead-bangkok-pile-video/)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - bus versus bike
Post by: thaiga on April 30, 2016, 07:09:39 PM
bus versus bike

            **GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING** ---**GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING**---**GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING**

รถทัวร์ตามน้ำ ฝ่าไฟแดง ชนจักรยานยนต์ ที่จังหวัดเชียงราย (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXKhkhIW5fU#)
thanks_stickboybangkok_credit@cm108
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Biker Lands On Flying Mattress
Post by: thaiga on May 01, 2016, 11:10:45 PM
Biker Lands On Flying Mattress - would you say he was lucky in a way

ขับมอเตอร์ไซค์อยู่ดีๆ ที่นอนปลิวมาจากกระบะ ชนจนล้มคว่ำ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uW13cSHMf2A#)
thanks_to_stickboy_credit@keedeedee moo
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Where's the driver
Post by: thaiga on May 08, 2016, 01:38:23 PM
I assume he fell off the bike just before

Bizarre Bike Accident In Thailand (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAzHhaaMWHw#)
Thanks_stickboy_credit@facebook.com (https://www.facebook.com/100006454573402/videos/1986313141593819/?permPage=1)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Nasty nudge
Post by: thaiga on May 21, 2016, 11:44:47 AM
Pedestrian crossings are dangerous places - Brake failure

Pedestrian crossing carnage in Thailand (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxNlrxTuSQw#)
from_the_stickboynetwork_credit@สถานีดับเพลิงและกู้ภัยราชาเทวะ
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Red Light Jumper
Post by: thaiga on May 26, 2016, 01:39:41 PM
Red Light Jumper - Guess who's fault - did the white car jump the lights or were the impatient bikers at fault

Red Light Jumper (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-163qH92o8#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: thaiga on May 26, 2016, 04:39:44 PM
Bit more info on the above post it was the impatient bikers at fault, story and translation below by Albert Jack pattayaone.net

Obviously impatience set in as three riders, one with a female passenger, attempted to use a gap in the oncoming traffic to jump the red light and reach the centre crossing of the six lane highway.

However, they were clearly not paying attention as all three ride directly into the path of an oncoming car which completely wipes out two of the bikes, with three people. The third, on the far left of shot, somehow manages to squeeze past and it not collected.

Thankfully, we are told, there were no fatalities but the viral clip does provide a timely reminder to take care and remain focused when using the roads.
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - truck smashes into motorcycles
Post by: thaiga on May 30, 2016, 05:16:31 PM
One dead as truck smashes into motorcycles at Songkhla intersection

คลิปนาทีระทึก รถพ่วง 18 ล้อเสียหลัก กวาดจยย.ดับกลางสี่แยก (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHDanp939Gk#)

credit@ news.sanook.com (http://news.sanook.com/2003226/)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - School Girl Standing Up On Motorbike
Post by: thaiga on June 08, 2016, 11:55:28 AM
School Girl Standing Up On Motorbike

School girl standing up on a moving motorbike (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFTKO1x7zt8#)
credi@stickboynetwork
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - School Girl Standing Up On Motorbike - update
Post by: thaiga on June 09, 2016, 04:05:40 PM
School Girl Standing Up On Motorbike

School girl standing up on a moving motorbike ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFTKO1x7zt8#[/url])
credi@stickboynetwork
(http://koratfart.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10747/update2.gif)

A bit more info on this from news.sanook.com (http://news.sanook.com/2008806/)

The father who let the five year old child stand on the motorbike on the way home from school has been find 400 bht.
saying, I never thought it would be such a big deal but I would like to apologise and I won't do it again.
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Bus refusing to give way to a taxi
Post by: thaiga on June 13, 2016, 12:58:27 PM
The clip taken on Rachawithi Road near the Victory Monument
Did the bus driver deliberately side swipe the taxi

รถเมล์โหดสาย 539 เบียดแท็กซี่ บริเวณราชวิถีก่อนถึงอนุสาวรีย์ชัย (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8u5AodmZJw#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand -Truck rage
Post by: thaiga on July 07, 2016, 01:47:09 PM
Truck rage

แก๊งรถพ่วงป่าเถื่อน รุมทำร้ายคนขับสิบล้อ ทางพิเศษกาญจนาภิเษก (บางพลี-สุขสวัสดิ์) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGHvHmRfRXY#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Triple pick up smash
Post by: thaiga on July 08, 2016, 12:02:34 PM
A triple pick-up smash that also involved two motorcycles - caught on tape from the dash cam of another vehicle waiting to turn in rayong yesterday . story in th. news.sanook.com (http://news.sanook.com/2025830/)

                                                                     !!Warning: Graphic content!!

คลิปเหตุรถชนหน้าโรงเรียนอรวิน ปลวกแดง (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smssh6as0kg#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: Baby Farts on July 09, 2016, 07:49:20 AM
Holy Sht!
Title: Re: Driving in thailand -The driver fled the scene
Post by: thaiga on July 19, 2016, 02:00:16 PM
The driver fled the scene

เก๋งดำชนกระบะแล้วหนี ขับฝ่าไฟแดงอย่างเร็ว (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyswQravbE4#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: captcraig2 on July 19, 2016, 07:10:06 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.

They're that way all the time!
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: Baby Farts on July 20, 2016, 06:45:46 AM
In most states, if not all, there is this thing called, "No Fault," insurance.  This would easily solve the Thai problem of shunning responsibility when they have a traffic accident.  This would allow them to retreat into the culture of, "I didn't do it." I've had so many scooter boys hit my car and do a runner.  This is the major reason why I chose to put a train horn in my car. The way I see it, I'm also doing them a favor so they too won't get in an accident. The only problem is the collateral damage it causes to others in the area, and at 160+ decibels it's super loud. 
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: captcraig2 on July 20, 2016, 09:10:33 PM
I also have a piece mind by installing a dash cam, figure I'll need it one day!
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: Baby Farts on July 20, 2016, 10:15:35 PM
I also have a piece mind by installing a dash cam, figure I'll need it one day!


Here's what I have in my car.

http://lukashd.com/dashcam/product_info/dashcam_9370wd.html (http://lukashd.com/dashcam/product_info/dashcam_9370wd.html)

Front and rear coverage.....not to mention parking mode, gps, wifi, and more.  It's well worth the money.  I used to use the Blackview dash cam, but I've found this one to be superior. 

It is pricey, but well worth the money.  Here is a link where you can buy one on ebay.  I've changed out the memory cards on mine to 64gig in both slots. The wifi feature is nice because you can use the Lukas app on your smart phone to program the settings of the unit.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lukas-LK-9370-Blackbox-Dash-Camera-2CH-Full-HD-Wi-Fi-3-5-LCD-Dual-16Gb-8Gb-GPS-/291584083819 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lukas-LK-9370-Blackbox-Dash-Camera-2CH-Full-HD-Wi-Fi-3-5-LCD-Dual-16Gb-8Gb-GPS-/291584083819)

I'll snap some pictures later of my setup.  Here is a video I made the other day of some fckface who almost hit my son and another student when I was dropping him off at school.  Typical IMPATIENT Thai, never aware of cause and effect.  He doesn't even bother to look for the children getting dropped off at school.  Instead, he tries to maneuver around me almost hitting my car as well.  I have the sound turned off, but this will give you a good idea of the quality of the video...And yes he got the train horn and drove away as fast as he could. 

Around 2:20 of the video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJGDf5_twrw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJGDf5_twrw)

Here's another one of another fckface who almost broadsided me. Watch the black POS rice burner car at :32 of the video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8e7EqDw6xwk# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8e7EqDw6xwk#)

I've given copies of these videos to the school and the response I got was, "Mai Pen Rai."

Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: captcraig2 on July 21, 2016, 11:13:13 AM
That is a pretty nice set up, I only have forward view right now but think I might do like yours. What did your set up cost you?
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: Baby Farts on July 21, 2016, 11:34:04 AM
With the shipping and everything, mem cards, around 400 bucks.  For install around 800 baht from Rangsee Sound, who I HIGHLY recommend. They are located down on the left from Save-One a few hundred meters after the Mercedes dealer. They also did the last two train horn installs for me. 
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Diver takes out nine vehicles and ten shops
Post by: thaiga on July 22, 2016, 11:11:33 AM
An Isuzu approaches fast and the driver loses control at a corner in rayong, wednesday. nine vehicles and ten shops were damaged

นาทีระทึก! กระบะแหกโค้งพุ่งชนร้านค้า รถพังยับที่ระยอง เจ็บ 4 ราย (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UltReIvaRYo#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: Baby Farts on July 22, 2016, 02:58:34 PM
Holy Crap!

Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: Baby Farts on July 22, 2016, 03:03:48 PM
That is a pretty nice set up, I only have forward view right now but think I might do like yours. What did your set up cost you?

Took these two pics today.  You can see the front camera and the rear camera in the rear view mirror attached to my rear window (small square which appears above the silver truck...look closely).  These pics don't do justice to the unit, but the videos they record are crystal clear.  You can pick so many different viewing modes while driving.  I usually just have it set to viewing the front camera.  Another nice feature is the parking mode one.  When you park your car and go shopping or something, it will kick in and record if someone fcks with your car, even if someone just walks around or near your car.  This is great when you get those pricks who try to do a hit and runner deal. I strongly suggest a wifi feature with a dash cam because you can download the videos and play them on your smartphone........no need to remove memory cards and find a computer, and you can stream them right there, live to the authorities and insurance company if you need to. 
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Car slams into Erawan Shrine
Post by: thaiga on July 24, 2016, 05:00:57 PM
Car slams into Erawan Shrine, injures 6, the driver had a seizure

Car slams into Bangkok’s Erawan shrine, injures 6 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDzwXOmbV88#)

Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Quick thinking monk
Post by: thaiga on August 01, 2016, 12:26:55 PM
The monk was having none of that - credit@ stickboybangkok.com

That was a close call (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IteucpKhyLk#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: Baby Farts on August 01, 2016, 09:21:47 PM
Thaiga...the other day I train horned some idiot talking on his phone while riding his motorbike holding up traffic.  When I blasted the train horn, he catapulted / launched himself off his motorcycle into the brush on the side of the road....kind of like what you would see when a fighter pilot has to eject from his airplane.  I've never seen anything like it. He was fine as he launched himself into the soft grass near Nong Pai Lom. That little bypass road they built near the temple. Oh...I forgot to mention...he was holding a cigarette in the same hand as his mobile phone.
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - just another day
Post by: thaiga on August 04, 2016, 12:14:49 PM
she doesn't even look to see if anything was coming - thankfully both were ok

Bad Bike Smash (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTaXGMtaHmQ#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - just another day
Post by: Baby Farts on August 04, 2016, 06:48:42 PM
she doesn't even look to see if anything was coming - thankfully both were ok

Bad Bike Smash ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTaXGMtaHmQ#[/url])


You need to remember, thaiga, many of these folks have gone from the buffalo to a moving vehicle with an engine.  They're not ready for the technology yet. They don't understand the technology because they've not had time to adapt, invent it, and understand the responsibility that goes along with it. They don't understand cause and effect either. Many still have the mindset that they're still in the village / farm which is why they take such a passive attitude when they're on the road. 
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: Not A Buffalo on August 05, 2016, 02:52:44 PM
Thaiga...the other day I train horned some idiot talking on his phone while riding his motorbike holding up traffic.  When I blasted the train horn, he catapulted / launched himself off his motorcycle into the brush on the side of the road....kind of like what you would see when a fighter pilot has to eject from his airplane.  I've never seen anything like it. He was fine as he launched himself into the soft grass near Nong Pai Lom. That little bypass road they built near the temple. Oh...I forgot to mention...he was holding a cigarette in the same hand as his mobile phone.

BF... 

How about next time you 'Train Horn' somebody in your wagon, can you upload and post the video from your Dash Cam?
 
I know myself and I'm sure others on here would be greatly amused to witness the joy and satisfaction that you have and bring to your fellow Thai road users ;)

All the best N.A.B aka Buffy
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Kick back from a cab
Post by: thaiga on August 06, 2016, 02:16:17 PM
Guy on the back kicks a cab - cab kicks back - Is that Karma or what 

Karma For Cab Kicking Clown - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tSzSZsrxdo#)
Credit@ stickboybangkok.com
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - More road rage
Post by: thaiga on August 09, 2016, 01:16:47 AM
Seems a daily occurrence

Just Some More Thai Road Rage (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDWmJVsrBjc#)
clip@ stickboynetwork
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Explain this
Post by: thaiga on August 16, 2016, 03:29:13 PM
Can anyone explain this

วินาทีเกิดอุบัติเหตุรถยนต์แหกโค้งและเหตุซ้ำซ้อนโค้งสวนมะพร้าว (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5681GeV2WrY#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Ones worst nightmare
Post by: thaiga on August 23, 2016, 03:29:38 PM
Truck Driver Loses Control In The Rain -              “viewer discretion is advised”

Truck Driver Loses Control In The Rain (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdNY5XFvchI#)
credit@ stickboynetwork 
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - level crossing madness
Post by: thaiga on September 14, 2016, 11:58:53 AM
Why did he wait to be hit

Level crossing capers in Thailand (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLuxrTjTn0w#)
credit@ stickboynetwork 
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - did they win a prize
Post by: thaiga on September 19, 2016, 02:21:12 PM
How many passengers can you fit in a minivan

How many passengers can you fit in a minivan? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmzePSZEOYA#)
credit@ stickboynetwork 
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: sowhat on September 21, 2016, 12:53:09 PM
not only in thailand,i lost count at 31

refugees car crashes near slovenia route (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lq7stg5-558#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - as usual the coward drives off
Post by: thaiga on October 02, 2016, 12:46:10 AM
Bike Rage Kick & Run

Bike Rage Kick & Run (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdlZYYCKmfE#)
credit@ stickboybangkok
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Don't answer that call
Post by: thaiga on October 03, 2016, 11:51:48 AM
You might like to know the guy in the Kick & Run post above has handed himself in, might be something to do with his number plate posted all over the clip.

Don't answer that call

สาวขี่มอเตอร์ไซค์จอดโทรศัพท์กลางถนน เจอคนเมาพุ่งมาชน (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMyuXpxyNt8#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - minivan is knocked off road by car undertaking
Post by: thaiga on November 03, 2016, 12:00:04 AM
October 29 in Lopburi. One person was killed. Looks as if the dashcam car was hogging the outside lane

Horrifying fatal crash caught on camera after minivan is knocked off road (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAsVBejKWNw#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Don't forget your handbrake
Post by: thaiga on December 15, 2016, 06:23:33 PM
Don't forget your handbrake

Using The Handbrake Helps (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9dX1eWUVmY#)

Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Miss and hit
Post by: thaiga on December 16, 2016, 01:26:36 PM
His Luck Ran Out

His Luck Ran Out (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziHMWzVmHgc#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - The moment every motorist dreads
Post by: thaiga on December 18, 2016, 11:27:05 PM
Video from the dash cam of a pick up truck going up hill. The driver of the bus says that his brakes failed and he lost control, he was traveling in the wrong lane when the accident occurred. 40 children were injured. thairath.co.th (http://www.thairath.co.th/content/814076)

เปิดคลิปรถบัสลูกเสือไหลลงเขา สวนเลนชนกระบะ ที่อุโมงค์ต้นไม้สระบุรี | 17-12-59 | ไทยรัฐทีวี ช่อง 32 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0HIYcaaniY#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - there will be tears when the box arrives
Post by: thaiga on December 19, 2016, 05:21:10 PM
Sitting cross legged, playing on his phone. Story in th. hilight.kapook.com (http://hilight.kapook.com/view/146686)
Good to see he is wearing a helmet

โจ๋โชว์นั่งขัดสมาธิ กดมือถือ ขณะซิ่งมอเตอร์ไซค์บนถนนใหญ่ ชมคลิป (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6laR-G3epyc#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - follow that car
Post by: thaiga on December 24, 2016, 03:24:52 PM
Bikers having a game with a red-plate Mercedes Benz

ขับเบนซ์แล้วไง...ปาดบิ๊กไบค์ได้หรือ?!! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rh9AzGU2zZw#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Over we go
Post by: thaiga on December 27, 2016, 02:48:28 PM
Don't you just love the running commentary

ลุ้นกันจน....คว่ำ!!! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCdrHZoCXd4#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - latest madness on the Thai roads
Post by: thaiga on January 06, 2017, 06:31:09 PM
A clip doing the rounds on the social media at the moment of a drunk woman driver who hit a motorcycle and dragged it for three kilometers before stopping. The charge drunk driving and fleeing the scene of an accident and bailed in the sum of 100,000 baht.
article in th. dailynews.co.th (http://www.dailynews.co.th/regional/546803)

กระบะมนแล้วลากมอเตอร์ไซค์ชิ่งหนี (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KcMEyQc2Vo#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - bus driver dead students injured
Post by: thaiga on January 10, 2017, 03:41:41 PM
The driver of the bus was a woman and she died of her injuries. twelve students were injured.  As you can see by the markings it's clearly forbidden to overtake at this stretch. BUT at the time of impact the bus looks like it's back in the right lane, so who's at fault...
Story in th. manager.co.th. (http://manager.co.th/Local/ViewNews.aspx?NewsID=9600000002710)   Start vid @ 1:50

ระทึก! พ่วง 18 ล้อแซงไม่พ้นเสียหลักตัวลูกเหวี่ยงกระแทกบัสรับส่งนักเรียนเจ็บระนาว คนขับเสียชีวิต (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMLJTzAJlyA#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - On a zebra crossing
Post by: thaiga on January 13, 2017, 02:17:22 PM
A cop stops the traffic on a zebra crossing where there are kids waiting to cross the road outside a school, but there was one driver who was to important to stop and wait while the children cross.
story in th.  news.sanook.com (http://news.sanook.com/2151650/)
 
เก๋งป้ายแดงจะรีบซิ่งไปไหน ตำรวจโบกให้จอด เพื่อให้นักเรียนข้ามทางม้าลาย ยังจะชนแล้วหนีอีก (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1hMqvkjdxM#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Update -Driver failed to stop on a crossing was a cop
Post by: thaiga on January 13, 2017, 02:58:59 PM
(http://koratfart.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10747/update2.gif)

The Honda driver who disobeyed the hand signal of a traffic cop and ended up clipping the officer and escaping turned himself in. reports bangkok.coconuts.co (http://bangkok.coconuts.co/2017/01/13/erratic-impatient-driver-who-clipped-traffic-cop-turns-out-also-be-cop-video) It turns out the lawbreaker is also a cop. So i expect a few  :wai s and hell be on his way.

Erratic, impatient driver who clipped traffic cop turns out to also be a cop (http://bangkok.coconuts.co/2017/01/13/erratic-impatient-driver-who-clipped-traffic-cop-turns-out-also-be-cop-video)

(http://koratfart.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10747/clip_and_ran.jpg)

Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Update -Driver failed to stop on a crossing was a cop
Post by: Johnnie F. on January 13, 2017, 08:49:09 PM
...and hell be on his way.

 “Thy wish was father, Harry, to that thought”

― William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 2
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: thaiga on January 14, 2017, 03:02:55 PM
That was a geuine ;) mistake big boss, no pun intended, but i must say i'm impressed with you noticing it. :salute
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - man gets head trapped in the wheel arch of taxi
Post by: thaiga on January 22, 2017, 01:56:47 PM
reports say he collided with the taxi while trying to perform a u-turn.

                        WARNING! Some viewers may find this clip disturbing

Motorcyclist trapped in wheel arch of taxi after horror crash in Thailand (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlcHL04L6Yo#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - idiot on a bike
Post by: thaiga on January 31, 2017, 06:27:25 PM
Yes we can see the bike is the cause of the accident, but it looks like the truck following is going to fast to stop.

All Because The Biker Wasn't Paying Attention (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktIxf74Shw4#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Can't stop in a hurry
Post by: thaiga on February 01, 2017, 05:28:40 PM
Odd how nobody stops but when one does they all do

Cabbie Just Keeps Going (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GXt87XKLUQ#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Oops! forgot the handbrake
Post by: thaiga on February 03, 2017, 03:28:52 PM
Where does the guy go to who's chasing the truck

Runaway Cement Truck (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVSnWPDL9IY#)

Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: KiwiCanadian on February 03, 2017, 10:30:49 PM
No "Hand Brake" on a heavy duty truck. All air brakes. Most likely the adjusters on the air chambers need tightening up, simple maintenance or lack off same. typical in LOS. On the dash of a heavy goods vehicle you have to air valves one for service brakes and one for parking brakes. He probably set the "Parking Brake" but when the individual brake adjusters are not set properly that = no bakes at all, or very little.
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - the runaway van
Post by: thaiga on February 04, 2017, 02:09:36 PM
The runaway van - 1 guy stands up for himself - Thanks to stickboybangkok.com (https://www.stickboybangkok.com/viral/lone-biker-takes-van-man-mates/)

Biker Takes On Van Man And His Mates (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hni6qVDenpU#)

Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Bus flips
Post by: thaiga on February 12, 2017, 12:15:48 AM
Yet another bus flips - no fault of his own by looking at the clip - clip @ stickboybangkok.com

Just another bus crash (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-cX_n1mjww#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - getting nowhere fast
Post by: thaiga on February 20, 2017, 03:58:44 PM
is it getting worse

Need For Speed Bangkok (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mb7pYgBpk8Q#)


Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: Baby Farts on February 20, 2017, 08:06:58 PM
The folks riding the big bikes are the worse.
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - jump or die
Post by: thaiga on February 21, 2017, 01:15:14 PM
The man jumps off the back of a motorcycle avoiding death seconds before the vehicle was rear-ended by a bus
He sees the bus lose control and dismounts in the middle of road. The bus’s brake's failed.

Bus Brake Fail (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mwZ9VkfzV4#)

Title: Re: Driving in thailand - That must of woke him up
Post by: thaiga on February 26, 2017, 08:20:05 PM
It goes on and on

Just another truck crash (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdVYVFIqCz4#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Rude to point
Post by: thaiga on February 27, 2017, 02:14:27 PM
Whats all that stupid pointing game

Teenagers On Bike Threaten Car Driver (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Lp7Fb2f9po#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: Baby Farts on February 28, 2017, 09:41:01 AM
Thaiga,

The finger starts pointing before the brain thinks. Scooter boy is going up against a vehicle much heavier and larger than his putt putt scooter, wearing no helmet etc.  All that car has to do is swerve to the right.  End of the pointing and threatening session. Just make sure you signal first. ;D

Another trick you can do is lure them so they get as close to your bumper as possible.  Hit the brakes hard then immediately speed up.  Look in your rear view mirror at scooter boy locking up his front brakes (Clueless using the back brake) and hitting the asphalt.  Gee, I'm sorry officer, a dog ran in front of my car and I didn't want to hurt and kill it, because here in Thailand there are huge penalties for causing harm to dogs, including the worthless strays. Legislation seeks to impose harsh punishments on animal rights violators, with a 2 year jail term, and fine of up to Bt40,000, or both, and I can't have that.

Title: Re: Driving in thailand - wobbly cop
Post by: thaiga on February 28, 2017, 11:42:19 AM
B/F, those kids are the future of thailand, wonder what will happen when all the old decent generation has gone and there's no money from yi for gasoline and whatever, that's what will be left, gel cow, dum na, i don't think so.

Here's another fine example

Drunk Policeman On A Bike (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kc3dGPKtflo#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: Baby Farts on February 28, 2017, 07:23:53 PM
Thaiga,

When that happens then gotta go back to the water buffalo like in the not so old days.
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Drifters
Post by: thaiga on March 10, 2017, 04:46:44 PM
Beware of the drifters

Drifting In A Truck (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zb-gENwv-5k#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - four dead brakes failed
Post by: thaiga on March 17, 2017, 03:21:28 PM
Four dead including 4 yr.old child, brakes failed coming down a hill. full article in th. tnamcot.com (http://www.tnamcot.com/content/675518)

รถพ่วงเบรกขัดข้องพุ่งข้ามเลนชนรถบรรทุกกากน้ำตาล ดับ 4 เจ็บ 1 ราย (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hD6XNXOkKZ0#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Sounds like my soi
Post by: thaiga on March 20, 2017, 07:11:07 PM
Sounds like my soi

MOTO GP Thai Style (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FppUtmYFTks#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: nan on March 23, 2017, 03:45:12 PM
you wouldn't be trying to make the thai people look stupid would you
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: thaiga on March 23, 2017, 08:48:29 PM
Watch the clip again then ask yourself - do they need my help  :salute
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - brake failure on a crane
Post by: thaiga on March 24, 2017, 02:13:30 PM
One lucky guy

Another lucky escape (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRRLTVMGiQM#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - How much damage can one man do
Post by: thaiga on March 25, 2017, 12:50:24 PM
unbelievable

Motoring Madness Thailand (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E79Q-NHgp6w#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Stay back
Post by: thaiga on April 08, 2017, 11:39:57 AM
I'm amazed there is no honking of horns

Dickhead Driver Of The Day (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcTAQXpmr3k#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Stay back
Post by: Baby Farts on April 10, 2017, 07:10:46 PM
I'm amazed there is no honking of horns


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

Have you seen this one?  Funny.

WTF Video Of The Day (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlBWnHXhbT4#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Bus drivers battle it out
Post by: thaiga on April 26, 2017, 03:04:24 PM
your friendly bus driver

Bus drivers do battle (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d31fD4vwG38#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Attacks Lady Biker
Post by: thaiga on April 26, 2017, 04:14:10 PM
totally unnecessary and pointless


Elderly Driver Loses It, Attacks Lady Biker (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKkSGwVR8YU#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: Baby Farts on April 27, 2017, 06:01:53 AM
thaiga.

Notice the lady standing her ground.
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: thaiga on April 27, 2017, 11:28:51 AM
thaiga.

Notice the lady standing her ground.
Yes -Then he backs off when he see's she's no easy pushover
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - just another day
Post by: thaiga on May 14, 2017, 04:23:36 PM
is there really a need for speed

สาวซิ่งเก๋งป้ายเเดง ชน จยย. นักศึกษา ม.ดัง ดับคาที่ สาหัสอีก 2 ราย (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwMOMGg2ikw#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - avoiding the police
Post by: thaiga on May 21, 2017, 04:46:03 PM
the great escape

The Great Escape (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBYLCAg5C30#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: notsofastudonthani on June 18, 2017, 12:49:07 PM
This clown should not be driving.
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Merc driver flees dragging cop down road
Post by: thaiga on July 12, 2017, 03:09:45 PM
Merc driver flees dragging cop down road - stickboybangkok.com (https://www.stickboybangkok.com/videos/merc-driver-drags-cop-street-fleeing-checkpoint/)


Merc driver flees Thai policeman, dragging him down the road (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAmB46iQRGY#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - A little drop of rain
Post by: thaiga on July 18, 2017, 02:45:36 PM
Som Nam Na - there lucky to be alive - start video 0:40

ลงข้างทาง (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSg4DIcnYAk#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Stupidity
Post by: thaiga on July 26, 2017, 03:01:36 PM
Why overtake the car on the inside then cut across in front

Unsecured load (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OtgpCv9CN0#)

Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Live by the sword
Post by: thaiga on August 01, 2017, 07:12:17 PM
Talk about live by the sword - Vios driver pulls knife @ 1:30

เปิดคลิปหนุ่มเลือดร้อนเปิดศึกรถคู่กรณีกลางถนนเขตตัวเมืองชลบุรี ก่อนคว้ามีดดาบไล่ฟัน - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLPJkXGaq8k#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - sword attack man fined just 500 bht
Post by: thaiga on August 02, 2017, 03:30:41 PM
sword attack man fined just 500 bht

Well there you go - a few :wai sooooory 500 bht fine  thairath.co.th (https://www.thairath.co.th/content/1023450)

(http://koratfart.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10747/CiHZjUdJ5HPNXJ92GO1QYg8mVDIQ2QizGO_5696760e7ab0ae027bd95bf7ff357b58.jpg)
pic@ thairath.co.th
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: Baby Farts on August 05, 2017, 02:47:00 PM
I'd love to see that guy pull that stunt in the states.  Notice how giggly and bubbly they are at the police station.  That guy would be behind bars if he did that in most modern countries.
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - no stopping some people
Post by: thaiga on August 06, 2017, 02:24:15 PM
wonder what happened

She's in a hurry (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2EK0wci0RU#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - them poor school shoes
Post by: thaiga on August 10, 2017, 09:08:17 PM
student sitting on the back step of a minivan on the way home from school dangling his legs dailynews.co.th (https://www.dailynews.co.th/regional/590921)


เด็กนั่งห้อยขา (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdXBZ3xRLHM#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - why do they do it
Post by: thaiga on September 06, 2017, 08:31:40 PM
driving on the wrong side of the road :-[

THAILAND: When you drive on the wrong side of the road (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pY6rJGDMJ1w#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - baby dies after pick-up goes the wrong way
Post by: thaiga on September 07, 2017, 12:14:11 AM
I'm sad to say in the post above with the driver on the wrong side of the road, resulted in the death of a baby, as been reported by the https://www.dailynews.co.th/regional/596585 (https://www.dailynews.co.th/regional/596585)  Six people were seriously hurt.

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

(http://koratfart.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10747/news_qAfrajRxfl121432_533.jpg)
pic@dailynews.co.th
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: Baby Farts on September 07, 2017, 09:51:46 PM
My wife likes to say "the roads" are dangerous. Bullsht.  It's the Thais who drive on them that are dangerous. This country is simply not ready for the technology and the responsibility that comes with it. Many are just holding on for the ride when they operate a vehicle. Others still think they're on the farm, like the cyclists who wander around aimlessly on a busy street with their high handle bar bike and basket without a fcking clue about what's going on around them. They wander from one side of the road to the other, and at night you can forget any lights or safety gear.
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: thaiga on September 07, 2017, 11:17:42 PM
i got to agree with most of that b/f - the roads are not dangerous but the drivers are.

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

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

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

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

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

Here's another thing.  After an accident, have you ever noticed how people here just stand around gawking at the guts and blood all over the road?  No one ever discusses how the accident happened or how it could have been prevented.  No analysis or anything.  Instead lets take out the camera phone and take a bunch of selfies next to the brain matter all over the road.  "Ho ho ho hee hee hee. Look at all that blood. ho ho ho hee hee hee. His brain looks like macaroni."
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - are bad luck and evil spirits the cause of accidents
Post by: thaiga on September 08, 2017, 02:26:48 PM
Thanks for them points of view B/F. Here is an interesting part post from Pimchanok Pomsuwan ajarn.com. Well worth the read on peoples take on safe driving and how we might think differently. Full link below post

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

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

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

Magical powers

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

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

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

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

'Superstitious'

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

Full article ajarn.com (http://www.ajarn.com/ajarn-guests/articles/same-story-different-headline)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - all on top nothing inside
Post by: thaiga on September 09, 2017, 05:06:26 PM
wonder if the driver knew

WTF Video Of The Day (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaO4UG7J5CY#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - brake failure - yea rite
Post by: thaiga on September 14, 2017, 01:49:43 PM
Driver tells cops,brake failure. Everyone is perfect and it is always someone else's fault.
A report from  77jowo.com (http://www.77jowo.com/contents/fh/31687) states the brakes were in good working order and that the driver was either going too fast or had fallen asleep. could of been an evil spirit really should get that truck and intersection blessed ::)

เผยคลิประทึก..สิบล้อบรรทุกดินพุ่งชนรถชาวบ้านพังยับ4คันรวดกลางสี่แยกเมืองพะเยา (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3y9zCFidj-A#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: Baby Farts on September 16, 2017, 02:38:41 PM
I like how the first truck at the light (silver) pops a wheelie when the train of cars hits him. lol
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - He just fell off
Post by: thaiga on September 25, 2017, 02:10:49 PM
As seen on tv - guy falls asleep on motorcycle

Guy falls off his bike (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4lOr7xNVYQ#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: nan on September 25, 2017, 08:09:00 PM
lucky guy must have had his amulet on,very close to that car,does he drive lod yi for a living :-[
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - bang out of order
Post by: thaiga on October 12, 2017, 03:19:01 PM
A Chinese woman loses the plot in Pattaya

เลวมาก!! พิกัด พัทยาใต้ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HO07Vm8QAE#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Aussie getting decked by a Thai guy
Post by: thaiga on October 12, 2017, 04:16:25 PM
The biggest news story of the day involving an expat is the Aussie getting decked by a Thai guy outside a school in Pattaya following a road rage incident. Story from stickboybkk.com (https://www.stickboybkk.com/viral/innocent-aussie-doesnt-look-innocent/)

What a crack the thai guy gives the aussie and down he goes, can't help feeling sorry for him in the first vid and in front of his kids as well. But if you watch the second vid it might give you an idea of how it all started.

หนุ่มร้านทองชกต่างชาติหมัดเดียวล้มต่อหน้าตำรวจยั๊วะเอามีดไล่ฟันแค่รถชน // Siamchonnews (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09Acdf6UASA#)

Aussie road rage Pattaya dashcam (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ui2inbcwA-M#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - left for dead
Post by: thaiga on November 18, 2017, 08:39:29 PM
Chiang Mai daughter begs, Find the driver who left my dad for dead mgronline.com (https://mgronline.com/local/detail/9600000115943)

ลูกสาววอนโซเชียล ล่ากระบะใจเหี้ยมขับมักง่ายตัดหน้าจยย.ชนสนั่น ทับร่างคนขี่แล้วหนี (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXL8Ro5B0Ug#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: Baby Farts on November 20, 2017, 12:23:11 PM
If it were a farang, I'd bet he would stop.  That way, he could could try and say it was the farang's fault and try to extort money.
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Road rage with a golf club and frightened kids
Post by: thaiga on December 04, 2017, 03:58:47 PM
There doesn't seem a day goes by without some sad and bad news on the roads, this guy can be seen in the facebook video smashing a car window in road rage, you can hear frightened children in the car crying, an absolute disgrace. VIDEO HERE: Facebook.com (https://www.facebook.com/santiphap.viriyothai/videos/10154895038462027/)

(http://koratfart.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10747/CiHZjUdJ5HPNXJ92GP81WgclseOxzLKQq7.jpg)

The guy sounded his horn reports thairath.co.th. (https://www.thairath.co.th/content/1143277) the other driver stopped then came out of his vehicle with a golf club and took two swings at his car smashing a front side window spreading glass all over the dash. as usual compensation saves the day.
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - If you don't laugh you'll cry
Post by: thaiga on December 05, 2017, 05:45:35 PM
If you don't laugh you'll cry, you must admit it's like a comedy movie, the guy at the back said you stopped too quick, what do you think

เหตุรายวัน5ธ ค (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8Lx4zmIGIE#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: dawn on December 05, 2017, 08:39:17 PM
he clearly wasn't looking at the road ahead, i try always to leave a good stopping distance between me and the car ahead, but alas that is quickly zoomed into by the car behind me, so i drop back again only for the same thing to happen :-[
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Man smashes windscreen drags woman from car
Post by: thaiga on December 06, 2017, 03:24:02 PM
Latest Thai road rage reports tnews.co.th where a man smashes the windscreen and drags a woman from her car as motorcycle taxi tries to stop him. There must be more to this than meets the eye. If behavior like this is not punished it will only get worse.
More pics. http://www.tnews.co.th/contents/bg/386371 (http://www.tnews.co.th/contents/bg/386371)  VIDEO HERE. http://clip.tnews.co.th/clip_1512403543_1531.mp4 (http://clip.tnews.co.th/clip_1512403543_1531.mp4)

(http://koratfart.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10747/1600814.jpg)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand -carnage ten wheeler suffers brake failure GRAPHIC
Post by: thaiga on December 10, 2017, 01:57:54 PM
carnage as another ten wheeler suffers brake failure - Warning: Graphic content

สิบล้อเบรกแตกเสยกระบะตาย-เจ็บระนาว (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOhpe5qBxF0#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - When your number is up
Post by: thaiga on December 11, 2017, 01:03:50 PM
Police found her dead with a broken neck and brain matter spread all over the road. The driver had fled.  mgronline.com (https://mgronline.com/local/detail/9600000124050)

ดวงกุดสุดๆ! สาวขี่ จยย.เจอล้อรถพ่วงหลุดข้ามเลนกระแทกดับหน้า ม.กำแพงแสน (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOmM7TvWK_c#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: nan on December 11, 2017, 05:18:56 PM
police found her dead. the driver had fled. is quite enough.
there is really no need for the gory details in the last post,i strongly object.
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: thaiga on December 11, 2017, 08:48:21 PM
police found her dead. the driver had fled. is quite enough.
there is really no need for the gory details in the last post,i strongly object.
Check the link out that's what it states. shall we pretend it never happened like everything else it might go away.
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: thaiga on December 22, 2017, 08:41:03 PM
 it's never ending - Summapi TV Published on Dec 13, 2017  Video may seem GRAPHIC

มอไซค์ข้ามทางตัดหน้ารีโว่ขนาดนี้ คิดว่าจะรอดมั้ย? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ze8nSDZStmc#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - drunk driver caught on tape
Post by: thaiga on December 27, 2017, 05:42:49 PM
Clip thanks to Sakchai Plianlaor who is a worker with the Por Teck Tung foundation

หนุ่มขับเก๋งส่ายไปมาชนกระบะตัวเองสาหัส คาดเมาสุรา (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQuuXpmu7rA#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - their off
Post by: thaiga on December 28, 2017, 02:49:01 PM
New Year accidents got off to a bad start this morning, Darkness and slippery conditions were blamed. nothing to do with the driving then.
 pics below video from dailynews.co.th (https://www.dailynews.co.th/regional/618434)

ชนยับ7คันขึ้นปีนทับหลังคา#เดลินิวส์ cr...คำรพ อยุธยา พุทไธ 5502 ธเนศ ศรีสังข์ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSb8KVsyt_M#)

(http://koratfart.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10747/_533.jpg)

(http://koratfart.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10747/533.jpg)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - catapulted onto the road
Post by: thaiga on January 02, 2018, 08:50:00 PM
Thankfully nobody was killed - a rear tire blowout was the cause of Seven migrant workers being thrown out of the vehicle

WARNING clip a little graphic

กระบะชนกับรถตู้ห้องเย็น (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ycrs_B-kiHM#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Gran 72 on motorcycle jumps red light
Post by: thaiga on January 05, 2018, 01:27:01 PM
Gran 72 on motorcycle jumps red light -she survived but was left with multiple injuries

WARNING clip a little graphic

วงจรปิดจับภาพยายวัย 72 ขี่ จยย.ฝ่าไฟแดง (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsEnC1tkxoI#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - We have all got used to it here
Post by: thaiga on January 18, 2018, 02:47:57 PM
selfish driving in Thailand - we've all been there - the time when your heart loses a beat

                                       Video here: http://clip.tnews.co.th/clip_1516182780_4438.mp4 (http://clip.tnews.co.th/clip_1516182780_4438.mp4)

(http://koratfart.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10747/2~39.jpg)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - follow the arrows
Post by: thaiga on January 26, 2018, 01:37:46 PM
did he follow the arrows on the road i wonder

Transporter Troubles (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNTWR6u4ir8#)

Video Credit: ‎OH Thanapone‎
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Brake failure
Post by: thaiga on February 03, 2018, 01:59:45 PM
Did the brakes fail after the collision - Link with pics: tnamcot.com (http://www.tnamcot.com/view/5a748aa2e3f8e420ab437e10)

รถบรรทุกพุ่งชนด่านตรวจ ตำรวจเจ็บ 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wngH1QA-bVM#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: KiwiCanadian on February 03, 2018, 08:11:38 PM
You just have to look at the brake lights on the truck to see they come on just before impact, driver was NOT concentrating.
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - plain to see how the death toll has risen
Post by: thaiga on February 06, 2018, 08:28:05 PM
nurse on motorcycle gets knocked flying in the air, they just leave her lying there, but check the car for damage, she survived, lady driver of the nissan claims brake failure.  https://www.dailynews.co.th/regional/625445 (https://www.dailynews.co.th/regional/625445)

WARNING Graphic video

ชนสาวร่างลอย (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDbmTNBE0jg#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - update on the nurse
Post by: thaiga on February 06, 2018, 09:34:12 PM
(http://koratfart.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10747/update2.gif)

The nurse in the above post is now managing to sit up in hospital.
good luck from me hope you recover fully.   pic@ https://news.sanook.com/5237906/ (https://news.sanook.com/5237906/)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - plain to see how the death toll has risen
Post by: KiwiCanadian on February 06, 2018, 10:16:44 PM
nurse on motorcycle gets knocked flying in the air, they just leave her lying there, but check the car for damage, she survived, lady driver of the nissan claims brake failure.  https://www.dailynews.co.th/regional/625445 (https://www.dailynews.co.th/regional/625445)

Brake failure my A**, one can hear the tyres screaming as the car stops. may be brakes not connected to tyres LOL.

Good to know the nurse is in good hands.


Title: Re: Driving in thailand - plain to see how the death toll has risen
Post by: nan on February 07, 2018, 03:38:14 PM
may be brakes not connected to 

BRAINS

was on tv - please find a solution where innocent people stop getting hurt maimed killed by lunatics driving
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Woman heading for driving test kills 4-year-old niece
Post by: thaiga on February 07, 2018, 06:33:52 PM
it only gets worse

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

(http://koratfart.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10747/wRONG-GEAR.png)
pic@ Sanook.com

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.

more info thairesidents.com (http://thairesidents.com/local/woman-heading-driving-test-kills-4-year-old-niece/)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - look in your mirror
Post by: thaiga on February 14, 2018, 08:39:04 PM
pulls out without looking

THAILAND: Another Crazy Car Crash (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CF2OJsXbIPg#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - por lao
Post by: thaiga on February 21, 2018, 03:39:27 PM
por lao

THAILAND: How NOT To Reverse A Truck (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IT7h_P75LcU#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - fell asleep at the wheel
Post by: thaiga on February 23, 2018, 02:41:00 PM
He told cops he fell asleep at the wheel - dailynews.co.th/regional/628838 (https://www.dailynews.co.th/regional/628838)

ระทึกขวัญ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_eAHR0_FfA#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - top heavy
Post by: thaiga on March 04, 2018, 12:41:43 PM
Top heavy or going to fast

Pickup Topples Hitting Bike (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQSIOW_yHns#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - bad judgment
Post by: thaiga on March 06, 2018, 12:26:38 PM
some might find this a little graphic

Bike Crash (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9u5m43SsE2c#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: nan on March 06, 2018, 04:44:36 PM
Psychomachia
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - student killed on his way to school
Post by: thaiga 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

words fail me - dailynews.co.th (https://www.dailynews.co.th/regional/630933)

วินาทีชีวิตรถสองแถววิ่งทับร่างนักเรียนดับ | ข่าวช่องวัน | ช่อง one31 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EB8s9hSaD4#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - "cat n mouse" with an ambulance
Post by: thaiga 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 (https://www.dailynews.co.th/regional/631283)

เก๋งกวนขับปาด ขวางรถพยาบาล (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyPn3ILrtnk#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - They don't cry till they see the box
Post by: thaiga 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

สพฉ นาทีเป็นนาทีตาย (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmS1XnY1hqY#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: Baby Farts 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.
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: thaiga 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
Title: Re: Driving in thailand -
Post by: thaiga 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 (http://www.chiangmaicitylife.com/news/driver-blocking-ambulance-mae-jo-road-fined-500-baht/)



Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: Taman Tun 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.
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: nan 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.
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post 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.

Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post 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.
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post 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 (https://www.stickboybkk.com/videos/motoring-madness-bangkok/)

More Motoring Madness In Bangkok (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqnkrXp5QfM#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post 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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Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post 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 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvJK1XBSyOo#)

video embedded by Thaiga
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post 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)

Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post 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

Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post 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.
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post 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 :)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post 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.
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post 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.
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post 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 :)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post 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.

(http://We cannot change them) 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 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16jNifJi5g0#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: Not A Buffalo on March 12, 2018, 10:11:41 PM

([url]http://We[/url] cannot change them) 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" :)
 
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post 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.

Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post 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

Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post 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
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - just wearing the uniform
Post 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 (http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30340824)

Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post 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 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeF8fmSM97I&t=49s#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post 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
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post 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
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post 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 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SR2qApMg-8M#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post 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
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post 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 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nax24ZWSmtE#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post 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 (https://www.thairath.co.th/content/1228733) - thaivisa - and the samuitimes (http://www.samuitimes.com/eighty-two-year-old-attacked-street-successful-company-owner/) run the story  pic@ Thairath.co.th.

Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post 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 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NhxncASFSg#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post 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
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post 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


 
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post 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
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post 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

Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post 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.   ;)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - overheated farang
Post by: thaiga on March 21, 2018, 11:58:23 AM
Thai motorcyclist, tourist fight over use of pavement  nationmultimedia.com (http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30341331)

Farrang fistycuffs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqWeqLvgX08#)

Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post 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.

(http://koratfart.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10747/update2.gif)

(http://koratfart.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10747/29472981_1228269990609500_8835026906336247422_n-e1522039318646.jpg)
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 (http://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/crimecourtscalamity/calamity/2018/03/26/netizens-pay-hospital-fees-of-elderly-assault-victim/)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Motorcyclist now charged with killing old scavenger
Post 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 (https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1437778/motorcyclist-now-charged-with-killing-old-scavenger)

Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Who's to blame
Post by: thaiga on April 07, 2018, 11:56:18 AM
Who's to blame

เถียงกันไม่จบจยย ล้มชนกระบะ นักกฎหมายชี้ประมาทร่วม (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2i5v1iT-YQ#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post 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). (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2DV3I060lo&feature=youtu.be#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: nan on April 07, 2018, 02:39:45 PM
seen it before,already been posted
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post 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 (http://koratfart.com/half-as-serious-and-less/motorcycle-crash-right-in-front-of-me-dash-cams!/msg43165/#msg43165)  :uhm
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post 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
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post 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.

Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post 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 (https://www.jeep.com.au/grand-cherokee-srt.html)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post 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
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post 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
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: KiwiCanadian on April 19, 2018, 05:38:53 PM
BF you might want to view this clip before you buy that Jeep Grand Cherokee.

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

The engine is the Mercedes Benz 3L v6 diesel which is fairly good but........
I could write a whole column on what else is wrong with my Jeep.
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxICdmnvXiI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxICdmnvXiI#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: Baby Farts on April 19, 2018, 08:10:33 PM
Eeek!  Thanks for the link! I just found out the import tax on the 6.4 litre engine is enormous.  Forget that.  I had a jeep Cherokee as a second vehicle back in the states, the V-6 model.  It was okay, but not outstanding.  This new jeep with the huge powerful engine is what got me excited, but after seeing that video and checking other resources, I think I'm going to pass on it. I've always wanted that new Ford Everest 3.2 titanium.  I have a feeling there's going to be another face lift and body change to the Fords soon, perhaps 2019. 
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: Baby Farts on April 19, 2018, 08:12:35 PM
Funny you should mention that

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

PS: Don't get wound up it's only a forum, more important things in life ;D    :cheers
I hear ya man. I'm seriously considering just hiring a driver.  Perhaps one of those mini-vans all decked out inside would be cool.  The more I think about it, the more I like the idea.
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: thaiga on April 20, 2018, 12:37:52 AM
WARNING graphic video The female motorcyclist was only slightly hurt, nice to see the help come even a dog was on the scene

VIDEO HERE tnews.co.th (http://clip.tnews.co.th/clip_1524132048_2138.mp4)

(http://koratfart.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10747/8974654.jpg)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: jivvy on April 20, 2018, 08:18:18 AM
 CCTV at a U-Turn showed a pick-up collide with a woman on a motorcycle and drag her along the road before seemingly fleeing the scene of the accident.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

TNews reported in online media later that Kaysorn was a Thai tourist from out of town. 
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: Johnnie F. on April 20, 2018, 09:14:44 AM
I come from a gun country, you know, America?  Act and drive like you do here, in America, and you won't be getting a kick, you'll get a bullet to the head....and that's if the police don't chase you down and beat you to a pulp first.

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

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

Could you please refrain from "criticizing" by teaching worse?
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Teacher, 50, dragged from her car and beaten by man
Post 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 (https://www.sanook.com/news/6168594/) 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.

Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Teacher, 50, dragged from her car and beaten by man
Post 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 (https://www.sanook.com/news/6168594/) 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!  ;)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Teacher, 50, dragged from her car and beaten by man
Post 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....!!
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Teacher, 50, dragged from her car and beaten by man
Post 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:

(http://koratfart.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/keep-calm-shit-happens.jpg)

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!  ;)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Teacher, 50, dragged from her car and beaten by man
Post by: thaiga on April 25, 2018, 01:02:57 PM
A man has been arrested - article in en. below

samuitimes.com (http://www.samuitimes.com/road-rage-teacher-50-dragged-from-her-car-and-beaten-by-man-in-pick-up/)

Title: Re: Driving in thailand - driver refusing to make way for an ambulance
Post 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 (https://www.dailynews.co.th/regional/640039)

เจออีก!กระบะไม่หลบรถพยาบาล (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtX7xoz-elw#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - driver refusing to make way for an ambulance
Post 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 ([url]https://www.dailynews.co.th/regional/640039[/url])

เจออีก!กระบะไม่หลบรถพยาบาล ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtX7xoz-elw#[/url])


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.
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post 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 (http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/motorists-failing-give-way-emergency-ambulances-face-severer-penalties/)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post 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 ([url]http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/motorists-failing-give-way-emergency-ambulances-face-severer-penalties/[/url])


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!
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post 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/ (https://www.sanook.com/news/6177486/)

กระบะย้อนศรฝ่าสี่แยกไฟแดงเมืองพะเยา (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLrAU-L7GgU#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post 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)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand
Post by: thaiga on May 01, 2018, 12:55:12 PM
Aunty fails to brake

ป้าลืมเบรค (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhx3028JP8c#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - tractor sandwiched between two trucks
Post by: thaiga on May 04, 2018, 01:44:30 PM
Daily News reports two injured

เปิดคลิปนาทีชีวิตคนขับรถไถ บรรทุกพุ่งอัดกลางถนนเจ็บ2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGDBhlO2AxA#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - driver killed fell asleep
Post by: thaiga on May 06, 2018, 09:43:57 PM
stickboybkk.com (https://www.stickboybkk.com/videos/minivan-driver-dead-falling-asleep-behind-wheel/)

บุรีรัมย์ เผยคลิปนาทีระทึก รถตู้ชนประสานงาพ่วงคนขับรถตู้เสียชีวิตติดภายในรถ คลิป (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rjn1xsrjHYg#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - there's no winners
Post by: thaiga on May 13, 2018, 12:02:33 PM
i can go faster than you - oh! shight :-[

แซงซ้ายเพราะติดพวกแช่ขวา ผลเป็นไงหล่ะ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OdCMxojdIo#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - one not so lucky
Post 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 (https://thethaiger.com/news/12-year-old-motorcycle-rider-killed-in-wichit-after-head-crushed-by-tour-bus) and another below from

stickboybkk.com (https://www.stickboybkk.com/videos/another-brutal-bike-accident/)

Truck Hits Bike (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JA3qTjoFJsY#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - all just part of life in Thailand
Post by: thaiga on May 16, 2018, 03:14:13 PM
12 year old motorcycle rider killed head crushed by tour bus - thethaiger.com (https://thethaiger.com/news/12-year-old-motorcycle-rider-killed-in-wichit-after-head-crushed-by-tour-bus)
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 (https://thethaiger.com/thailand-news/comment-what-does-it-take-to-change-driving-habits)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - spot the offences
Post by: dawn on May 21, 2018, 05:45:46 PM
how many offences can you spot in this clip

เข้าปั้มน้ำมัน แบบมักง่าย (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kakgD5EaN5w#)

Title: Re: Driving in thailand - nice of you to stop
Post by: thaiga on May 22, 2018, 01:53:13 PM
thanks for stopping

Kid takes a fall (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0gzjkuf8GM#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - drunk drivers up to 200,000 bht fine
Post 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 (https://www.dailynews.co.th/bangkok/645309) 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.



Title: Re: Driving in thailand - 70 y.o man drunk / wrong carriageway hits motorcycle
Post by: thaiga on May 26, 2018, 12:19:31 AM
citizen's arrest he's somewhat Mao Laew - tnamcot.com (http://www.tnamcot.com/view/5b07e4e1e3f8e4f60585aea8)

ลุงวัย 70 เมาขับกระบะย้อนศร ชนจักรยานยนต์เจ็บ 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-SB7GyMwmA#)

Title: Re: Driving in thailand - 18-wheeler lost control fell on top of a passing car
Post 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 (http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30346369)

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.

(http://koratfart.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10747/1~2.jpeg)

(http://koratfart.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10747/3~0.jpeg)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Eight die in motorway crash
Post by: thaiga on June 01, 2018, 08:57:20 PM
Eight die in motorway crash

(http://koratfart.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10747/f62e65a9e1690ad0c2e6a55b9ad00470.jpeg)
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 (http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30346816)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Tour bus & cement mixer collide
Post 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 (http://www.tnamcot.com/view/5b155448e3f8e4f60685d42a)

รถทัวร์ชนรถปูนกลางสามแยกไม่มีไฟแดง (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFp4DE-9kj0#)

Title: Re: Driving in thailand - quickchicks
Post 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 (https://mgronline.com/local/detail/9610000055518) 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 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxtEmwP53ak#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - 18-wheeler lost control fell on top of a passing car
Post 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 ([url]http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30346369[/url])

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 (http://www.khaosodenglish.com/featured/2018/05/28/man-recounts-escape-from-car-flattened-by-lorry-video/)

ฟอร์จูนเนอร์ 2 ตัน ตู้คอนเทนเนอร์กว่า 30 ตัน โคจรมาเจอกันย่อมส่งผลสะเทือน (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNVFlom4L0Y#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - 18 wheeler driver flies through the air to his death
Post by: thaiga on June 12, 2018, 03:15:18 PM
driver was reported dead at the hospital. Daily News (https://www.dailynews.co.th/regional/648489)

ข้ามเลน (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEWY_v2MTps#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Six car pile up in smoke - burning fields
Post by: thaiga on June 14, 2018, 06:24:55 PM
Six cars pile up in smoke cause by burning fields dailynews.co.th (https://www.dailynews.co.th/regional/649122)

เหตุการณ์เผาป่าข้างทางขอนแก่นขาเข้าบ้านฝาง (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8QRAAPVRPY#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - why so many accidents in Thailand
Post by: thaiga on June 22, 2018, 01:37:13 PM
this might be the reason

VIDEO HERE: facebook.com (https://www.facebook.com/phuketalive/videos/2130606383623041/)

(http://koratfart.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10747/snapshot.jpg)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Car Crash Kills 7
Post by: thaiga on July 02, 2018, 12:53:29 PM
Car Crash Kills 7 in Prachuap Khiri Khan

(http://koratfart.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10747/v214.jpg)
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 (http://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/crimecourtscalamity/calamity/2018/07/02/car-crash-kills-7-in-prachuap-khiri-khan/)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Car Crash Kills 7
Post 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.
Title: Re: Driving in thailand -wheelie time.
Post by: Baby Farts on July 06, 2018, 10:30:50 AM
http://youtu.be/1uCnIvpZ4nM (http://youtu.be/1uCnIvpZ4nM)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - just standing there
Post by: thaiga on July 20, 2018, 02:26:05 PM
minding your own when ...

คลิปหญิงยืนริมถนนอยู่ดีๆ ถูกรถไถลชน เดชะบุญแฉลบไปโดนเสาไฟก่อน รอดตายปาฏิหาริย์ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2QhaJv8YTc#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - road accidents keeps increasing
Post 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 (https://www.dailynews.co.th/regional/657049)

เหตุ26กค (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpobPR_9oH8#)

Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Nah don't stop it's ok
Post by: thaiga on August 05, 2018, 11:03:13 AM
Nah don't stop it's ok

เกรียนเอ๊ย ขับรถไม่มองทางเลย (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUmFCUUkxwM#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - take the next left
Post by: thaiga on August 06, 2018, 04:08:13 PM
if the road is clear

เหตุ4สค (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oz1DSRCZxa8#)

Title: Re: Driving in thailand - 25 died on wednesday alone
Post by: thaiga on August 09, 2018, 02:29:20 PM
The daily news (https://dailynews.co.th/regional/659542) 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 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gdiVFA9uv0#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - 30 million baht McLaren rear ended
Post 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! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWbwt1KRAhw#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Big bike and small bike collide
Post by: thaiga on August 14, 2018, 02:11:58 PM
u turn accident


บิ๊กไบค์ชน จยย. อย่างจัง ล้มกลิ้งกลางถนน เจ็บ 3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAifLBrCR2k#)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - cop tying little girl onto dad on motorcycle
Post 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 (https://www.thairath.co.th/content/1355850)

Video here. facebook.com (https://www.facebook.com/576306252574963/videos/2274396182836074/)

screen shot from video
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Title: Re: Driving in thailand ...who is in the wrong
Post by: Newsy on September 09, 2018, 11:37:40 AM
who is in the wrong

Title: Re: Driving in thailand - would you rather damage your image or your car
Post by: thaiga on September 14, 2018, 02:35:41 PM
the yaris and the ranger - innnews.co.th (https://www.innnews.co.th/clips-social/news_187874/)

VIDEO HERE: facebook.com (https://www.facebook.com/261617951313053/videos/304057067060557/)

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Title: Re: Driving in thailand - 18-wheeler lost control - 6000 Baht for drunk driving.
Post 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 ([url]http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30346369[/url])

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 (http://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/crimecourtscalamity/2018/10/10/driver-fined-6000-baht-for-lorry-crash-that-flattened-car/)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Pickup truck plunges 6 stories from rooftop parking
Post 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 (https://coconuts.co/bangkok/news/video-pickup-truck-plunges-6-stories-rooftop-parking-lot-driver-jumps-time/)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Mother and child under the wheels of a truck
Post 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 (https://www.facebook.com/thairath/videos/507629086373145/)
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Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Armed driver in road-rage incident
Post by: thaiga on October 16, 2018, 05:09:39 PM
Armed driver in road-rage incident at govt complex  bangkokpost.com (https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1558946/armed-driver-in-road-rage-incident-at-govt-complex)

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 (https://www.facebook.com/hearonboard/videos/334841330607118/)

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Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Senior NACC official named as road-rage gun-pointer
Post by: thaiga on October 16, 2018, 09:05:37 PM
Armed driver in road-rage incident at govt complex  bangkokpost.com ([url]https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1558946/armed-driver-in-road-rage-incident-at-govt-complex[/url])

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 ([url]https://www.facebook.com/hearonboard/videos/334841330607118/[/url])

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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 (https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1559046/senior-nacc-official-named-as-road-rage-gun-pointer)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - foreign couple on a motorcycle
Post 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

Title: Re: Driving in thailand - wrong place to have an argument - 2 dead
Post 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 (https://www.tnamcot.com/view/5bc87693e3f8e40ace66cdf8)


WARNING graphic video

Title: Re: Driving in thailand - Almost 11,000 killed on Thai roads so far this year
Post 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 (http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30356972)
Title: Re: Driving in thailand - what a mess
Post by: thaiga on October 30, 2018, 04:53:01 PM
2 bad pile ups today in the media. (http://koratfart.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10747/spointing_down_100-100.gif) 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 (https://www.dailynews.co.th/regional/674104) they think the driver nodded off hit a bridge barrier and overturned.  more pics link

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another brake failure VIDEO HERE facebook.com (https://www.facebook.com/thairath/videos/252353232106418/)

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