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Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #240 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.
 

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Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #241 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

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Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #242 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. 
 

Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #243 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?
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Teacher, 50, dragged from her car and beaten by man

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

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

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

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

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


A bit uncalled for Johnnie....!!


From your viewpoint maybe, as you probably weren't "called as admin" to this thread by a PM with a lengthy complaint by a member about other members' behavior!  ;)
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A man has been arrested - article in en. below

samuitimes.com

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Re: Driving in thailand - driver refusing to make way for an ambulance
« Reply #249 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

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Re: Driving in thailand - driver refusing to make way for an ambulance
« Reply #250 on: April 26, 2018, 09:54:47 AM »
The ambulance driver thought the pick-up driver might not have heard him so he uses his loud speaker twice, then after more than a minute the driver finally pulled over. The delay was vital and the victim died before the ambulance could get to him to help. dailynews.co.th

เจออีก!กระบะไม่หลบรถพยาบาล


This is an obvious case. In Germany recently there was a big discussion, that drivers often just don't know how to clear an emergency lane in a traffic jam, whether to move to the left or right, how to make the different drivers cooperate with each other and clear the emergency lane with the perspective of the ambulance.
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Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #251 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
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Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #252 on: April 26, 2018, 05:12:36 PM »
A hefty punishment ::) for drivers who fail to give way to ambulance with critically injured patient on board.

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


So there needs to be a "critically" injured patient" on board? When the ambulance is still on its way to the accident scene without any patient on board it does not have the right of way, people can die at the accident scene, because the ambulance comes too late? Sounds to me like lawmakers, who don't know what they're doing!
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Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #253 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/

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Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #254 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)
 

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Re: Driving in thailand
« Reply #255 on: May 01, 2018, 12:55:12 PM »
Aunty fails to brake

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Re: Driving in thailand - tractor sandwiched between two trucks
« Reply #256 on: May 04, 2018, 01:44:30 PM »
Daily News reports two injured

เปิดคลิปนาทีชีวิตคนขับรถไถ บรรทุกพุ่งอัดกลางถนนเจ็บ2
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Re: Driving in thailand - driver killed fell asleep
« Reply #257 on: May 06, 2018, 09:43:57 PM »
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Re: Driving in thailand - there's no winners
« Reply #258 on: May 13, 2018, 12:02:33 PM »
i can go faster than you - oh! shight :-[

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Re: Driving in thailand - one not so lucky
« Reply #259 on: May 15, 2018, 01:32:39 PM »
so many killed on motorbikes -12 year old motorcycle rider killed head crushed by tour bus - thethaiger.com and another below from

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Truck Hits Bike
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Re: Driving in thailand - all just part of life in Thailand
« Reply #260 on: May 16, 2018, 03:14:13 PM »
12 year old motorcycle rider killed head crushed by tour bus - thethaiger.com
COMMENT: What does it take to change driving habits?

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

None of them were wearing bike helmets.

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

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

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

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

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

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

thethaiger.com
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Re: Driving in thailand - spot the offences
« Reply #261 on: May 21, 2018, 05:45:46 PM »
how many offences can you spot in this clip

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Re: Driving in thailand - nice of you to stop
« Reply #262 on: May 22, 2018, 01:53:13 PM »
thanks for stopping

Kid takes a fall
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Re: Driving in thailand - drunk drivers up to 200,000 bht fine
« Reply #263 on: May 25, 2018, 12:27:18 AM »
This thread is to alert the dangers/rules of the road, if you want to post, car accessories family snaps or whatever, in reason of course ;) there is plenty of room on the board, start another thread, would be glad of your post.  :wai

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



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

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

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



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Re: Driving in thailand - Eight die in motorway crash
« Reply #266 on: June 01, 2018, 08:57:20 PM »
Eight die in motorway crash


Photo courtesy of @js100radio

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

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

nationmultimedia.com
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Re: Driving in thailand - Tour bus & cement mixer collide
« Reply #267 on: June 05, 2018, 06:05:20 PM »
the bus driver told the media his actions in swerving to the right saved his passengers. story in th. + pics tnamcot.com

รถทัวร์ชนรถปูนกลางสามแยกไม่มีไฟแดง


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Re: Driving in thailand - quickchicks
« Reply #268 on: June 06, 2018, 02:09:08 PM »
just one of the reasons for so much road carnage in Thailand. Two ten wheel trucks rather than wait for a U-turn, drive on the wrong side of the road to get to their turning quicker. pics & video mgronline.com both fined 2,000 baht, their excuse was they were in a hurry to pick up chickens

ยอมจำนน !! 2 หนุ่ม 10 ล้อ ซิ่งย้อนศร เข้าพบขนส่งเมืองกาญจน์ ถูกปรับคนละ 2,000 บาท
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18-wheeler trailer truck loaded with soybeans lost control and fell on top of a passing car nationmultimedia.com

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

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

ฟอร์จูนเนอร์ 2 ตัน ตู้คอนเทนเนอร์กว่า 30 ตัน โคจรมาเจอกันย่อมส่งผลสะเทือน
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