Tragic consequences of running red lights

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Re: Tragic consequences of running red lights

Post by mortiboy » March 20, 2010, 4:35 am

Yes so true!That attitude is "I first".Stop at traffic lights, along comes several riders.They all get "in front" waiting for the green light.
Then, when time to go roar off then go into slow mode! Weird people. I cant work them out its beyond me!But then I am a farang ....and they are right NAH DAK?

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Re: Tragic consequences of running red lights

Post by Khun Paul » March 20, 2010, 3:38 pm

I had made a comment in which I partly blamed the Ins Coys and true to udon map fashion I recieved a caustic reply.
NO tyhe Ins do not work the lights, BUT their dilatory attitude in dealing with their customers such as NOT ensuring peole are actually licenced and the fact that they seemingly pay out willy nilly in most accidents instead of ensuring fault is in my mind probably part of the cause for Thai's non acceptance of higher driving standards and leads to devil may care attitude.

If Thais were heavily fined or even faced a prison sentence in extremem circumstances for NOT having an ins in road accidents then many would think and IF the Govt 3rd party Ins was as strict they would find NO bike, No job an even bigger burden. let alone having to pay for bike that is all smashed up for the next two to three years coupled with Finance coys also denying further loans for another bike/car etc until loan paid off a other huge deterrent.

But this is Thailand just ensure your vehicle Insurance is No 1 and drive carefully. eh!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Tragic consequences of running red lights

Post by Julien » March 23, 2010, 5:04 pm

We must be careful, that's all.

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Re: Tragic consequences of running red lights

Post by SkyyWalker » December 17, 2010, 9:47 pm

Julien wrote:We must be careful, that's all.

Unfortunately, being careful isn't enough. After moving to Khon Kaen from Udon about 3 years ago, I made a decision to buy a car. This decision occured roughly 5 seconds after my wife & I were cut down by a truck that swerved into us for no apparent reason. We were quite lucky as we were both wearing helmets at the time. I ended up with a bruised knee & a scab the size of a strip of bacon on my back, while my wife nearly lost a finger, but quick medical intervention saved her pinky.

Remarkably, the driver of the truck actually stopped!!! This is quite rare - typically, people flee if at all possible in situations like this, especially if they are at fault. Taking responsibility for one's actions isn't on the top of the priority list for Thais. The driver was freaking out, waving 2,000 baht in my face. I took the money & told her to piss off. I was more focused on saving my wife's finger & took her to a clinic that was literally across the street.

Anyway, since then, neither my wife nor me has driven a motorcycle out of our little village within KKC. Regardless of how sane/sober/safe you are, driving a cycle in Thailand is much like playing Russian roulette. This graphic video reminded me of why I drive sparingly & when I do, it's a car.

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Re: Tragic consequences of running red lights

Post by thrilled » December 18, 2010, 11:21 pm

Thai's definitely need to drive defensively something I believe very few do.As far as udon having the worst drivers in the world I don't agree with that.I see the same thing all over thailand.Bangkok,Korat,Khon Kaen,chiang mai.
Someone told me ya haven't seen anything til ya go to Saigan,or Hanoi.

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Re: Tragic consequences of running red lights

Post by fdimike » December 19, 2010, 9:06 pm

You can add Cambodia to that list as well. The worst of the worst!

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Re: Tragic consequences of running red lights

Post by mortiboy » December 28, 2010, 7:40 pm

For those who dont know, Bad accident in Bangkok yesterday... Gruesome!
http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/429 ... -accident/

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