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Post by parrot » January 12, 2016, 6:48 pm

City officials held a meeting on 11 Jan to discuss a high incidence of accidents involving sugar cane trucks. In just a little over a month, there have been 17 accidents with 5 deaths and 7 injuries involving sugar cane trucks in the Udon area. The Udon-KK highway has been closed for 54 hours as a result, with the Udon ring road closed for 3. One of the major causes of accidents involving the trucks is when sugar cane is loaded above the 4 meter legal limit. Farmers are asking for a loosening of restrictions this year as drought/lack of rain has caused their sugar cane yields to be lower than normal.
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Post by FrazeeDK » January 12, 2016, 8:44 pm

so where's the cops?? If the trucks are packing the sugar cane in over the 4 meter limit so they're top heavy, they should be halted and forced to cross-load to another truck to get it legal.. they should have 60kph speed limits put on them too. Also, I sure would love to see the cops stop any sugar cane truck that dumps can on the roads.. its a very dangerous hazard particularly to motorcyclists...
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Post by parrot » January 12, 2016, 9:21 pm

FrazeeDK wrote:so where's the cops?? If the trucks are packing the sugar cane in over the 4 meter limit so they're top heavy, they should be halted and forced to cross-load to another truck to get it legal.. they should have 60kph speed limits put on them too. Also, I sure would love to see the cops stop any sugar cane truck that dumps can on the roads.. its a very dangerous hazard particularly to motorcyclists...
One of the accidents indeed involved a female masseur going to work on her motorcycle (I believe in Kumphuwaphi)......and was killed when a truck spilled its contents on her.

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Post by wazza » January 13, 2016, 1:05 am

So the Farmers are missing the point, which is what Road Safety in Thailand is all about.

Wanting exemptions with proven root cause to the fatalities !!!

Tragic for the female who died

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Post by Bandung_Dero » January 13, 2016, 6:43 am

FrazeeDK wrote:they should have 60kph speed limits put on them too. Also, I sure would love to see the cops stop any sugar cane truck that dumps can on the roads.. its a very dangerous hazard particularly to motorcyclists...
Most of these pieces of un-roadworthy junk are not capable of doing 60kmh :-#
We see em around here so overloaded they have to drive on the crest of the road for fear of either getting the load caught in trees or just simply the truck falling over! AND the effin drivers don't give a crap about other road users.
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Post by Techland » January 13, 2016, 1:47 pm

And they distroy the ringroad around Udon. Once again the tracks pressed into the asphalt have become so deep that it's really dangerous to use motorcycles, especially near traffic light stops.

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Post by kubotatim » January 13, 2016, 5:00 pm

The trouble is the owners of the lorries are often high ranking police or pay so that the police turn the blind eye, so don't expect any changes this century.

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Post by Drunk Monkey » January 13, 2016, 6:47 pm

See them all the time ,,,most dangerous at night as poorly lit and maintained plus always way over loaded causing huge spillages on the roads and they just drive off for the next poor buggar to run into the mess they leave . Cant see owt being done as lots of tea goes to the powers that be to let em get away with it all .

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Post by waanjai » January 13, 2016, 10:22 pm

A typical case of overload
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Post by wazza » January 14, 2016, 1:34 am

Inappropriately dressed expat getting involved , or looking for his bike helmet ??

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Post by MALC » January 14, 2016, 5:33 am

why is he inappropriately dressed.he has a shirt on and most people wear shorts.during the day.

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Post by Barney » January 14, 2016, 6:22 am

wazza wrote:Inappropriately dressed expat getting involved , or looking for his bike helmet ??

Yes wazza correct,
But at least he is fitting right into the Thai culture and appears to not give a toss about the carnage. Life just goes on oblivious.

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Post by samster » January 14, 2016, 1:16 pm

parrot wrote: One of the accidents indeed involved a female masseur going to work on her motorcycle (I believe in Kumphuwaphi)......and was killed when a truck spilled its contents on her.
I live in Kumphawapi - didn't hear about this incident but am sure you are correct as we have a big sugar factory and lorries are a constant menace.

20 minutes ago I was sat on my motorcycle at the main traffic lights (on red) and saw a lorry approaching behind me, doing about 30/40MPH, who was clearly not going to stop. Fortunately I was on the shoulder but he just ran the light without slowing down, narrowly missing a pick up correctly going through on green.

There is often a Police checkpoint at these lights and it would have been interesting to see what would have happened if they had been there

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Post by parrot » January 14, 2016, 1:54 pm

parrot wrote:
FrazeeDK wrote:so where's the cops?? If the trucks are packing the sugar cane in over the 4 meter limit so they're top heavy, they should be halted and forced to cross-load to another truck to get it legal.. they should have 60kph speed limits put on them too. Also, I sure would love to see the cops stop any sugar cane truck that dumps can on the roads.. its a very dangerous hazard particularly to motorcyclists...
One of the accidents indeed involved a female masseur going to work on her motorcycle (I believe in Kumphuwaphi)......and was killed when a truck spilled its contents on her.

Sorry about that, the accident occurred in WangSamMo (ต.วังสามหมอ)
http://www.thairath.co.th/content/552517

In fairness to all the people in the photo, "appears to not give a toss about the carnage", that's hardly a fair thing to say about a single photo....don't know when it was taken, don't know what if anyone knew what was under the sugar cane, etc etc.

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