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    First day road safety campaign claims 39 deaths ...

    Thai transport authorities kicked off a weeklong campaign to reduce highway accidents during the New Year festival with 39 people killed and 456 injured in the first day of the campaign.

    39 deaths on the roads of ThailandThe week long campaign dubbed “the seven dangerous days” ran from today until January 5.

    In the first day of the campaign, 439 cases of traffic accidents nationwide were reported, with 39 people died and 456 injured.

    Drink driving is blamed for the main cause of most fatal accidents, or 26.94%, and speeding 19.56%.

    Motorcycle is also the vehicle that was engaged in most fatal accidents or 89.22%.

    Highways with straight sections recorded the highest fatal cases or 65.24%, followed by highways 36.89%, and rural or secondary roads in villages and districts, 30.39%.

    Most accidents happen between 4 pm-8 pm, and most casualties are in working ages.

    Chiang Mai remains the province with the highest risk of road accidents. A total of 17 cases was reported on the first day, and with the highest injuries of 19 persons.

    Mukdaharn registered the highest death toll in the first day with four deaths.

    First day road safety campaign claims 39 deaths - Samui Times

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    we did a calculation before and worked out there were less deaths in the 7 deadly days than normal days with plenty more traffic on the roads.
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    It is mental over there, was 5 years ago I was in Rawai being unable to walk in a straight line then hopping on my hired moped and zipping along to the next bar/club... stupid looking back on it and good fun, but just seemed the norm over ther.

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    Interesting....

    Thailand has a rate of MVD of 38.1 per 100 000 people. Australia has 5.6, Canada 6 the UK 3.5 and the US 11.6

    Only Eritrea, Dominican Republic and Libya has worse figures... Dangerous place to drive, that is for sure!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NOMIS View Post
    It is mental over there, was 5 years ago I was in Rawai being unable to walk in a straight line then hopping on my hired moped and zipping along to the next bar/club... stupid looking back on it and good fun, but just seemed the norm over ther.
    I guy I worked with twenty years ago , whilst on holiday he drove his motorbike into a pylon coming back from Karon to Patong , drunk , no helmet , no chance , he was only early 20's at the time .... I've done some very stupid things when drunk , but luckily I've always avoided motorbikes

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave01 View Post
    Interesting....

    Thailand has a rate of MVD of 38.1 per 100 000 people. Australia has 5.6, Canada 6 the UK 3.5 and the US 11.6

    Only Eritrea, Dominican Republic and Libya has worse figures... Dangerous place to drive, that is for sure!!
    It's been mentioned before , but it still shocks me that the US number is so high compared to the UK

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    it's also been mentioned that most deaths in LOS are MB's,drunk,later hours of the day and no helmets. if you're in that group you are most at risk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dave01 View Post
    Interesting....

    Thailand has a rate of MVD of 38.1 per 100 000 people. Australia has 5.6, Canada 6 the UK 3.5 and the US 11.6

    Only Eritrea, Dominican Republic and Libya has worse figures... Dangerous place to drive, that is for sure!!
    Is it really that dangerous if you drive normal and keep your wits about you?
    I feel their #'s are high because a lot of them don't drive safely and also they are not taught correctly.

    But if you are on the road and are a good driver I don't find if dangerous at all and I've driven a good portion of the country on MB and car.

    I've also driven in Dominican Republic and it was one of the nicest drives I have taken in any country I've ever been in......highlight of my trip

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcTwoSix View Post
    Is it really that dangerous if you drive normal and keep your wits about you?
    I feel their #'s are high because a lot of them don't drive safely and also they are not taught correctly.

    But if you are on the road and are a good driver I don't find if dangerous at all and I've driven a good portion of the country on MB and car.

    I've also driven in Dominican Republic and it was one of the nicest drives I have taken in any country I've ever been in......highlight of my trip
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    I would have to say in Thailand it is a mathematical calculation that has to be made before driving or riding.

    1st how experienced are you?? just as an example a US guy will have trouble driving or riding on the left of the road and so his chances are increased.

    What bike have you ridden and how long? Less than 5 years and your in trouble. Yes some novices survive but you have to be realistic here, unlike them.

    Do you really want to experience gravel rash?? I, and others, can tell you what it is like, not good!!

    Unless you have a LOT of experience just hire a driver, they know the best places, they have a new car and your in air con.
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    Quote Originally Posted by justcruzing1 View Post

    Unless you have a LOT of experience just hire a driver, they know the best places, they have a new car and your in air con.
    That's hit and miss as well .... had a few fcukwits driving me over the years , one , I don't know if he was drunk or half asleep , but it was the scariest journey and the quickest time , from Patts to Swampy .... Now I try and stick to women drivers if possible as they seem to be more careful ... otherwise I make it clear as soon as I get in the car that there will be no tip if they drive too fast etc ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stillearly View Post
    That's hit and miss as well .... had a few fcukwits driving me over the years , one , I don't know if he was drunk or half asleep , but it was the scariest journey and the quickest time , from Patts to Swampy .... Now I try and stick to women drivers if possible as they seem to be more careful ... otherwise I make it clear as soon as I get in the car that there will be no tip if they drive too fast etc ...
    I tried that a few times. "Not get to Swampy too fast" ...so they drive real fast to an out of the way services... and stop and smoke for half an hour... 55
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    Numbers up on day 2

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    KHON KAEN - The most horrendous crash killed one passenger and injured 28 others after the driver of an inter-provincial bus bent down to pick up his dropped mobile phone in the footwell and lost control of his vehicle.

    Pol Capt Pornchai Sangsila of Khon Kaen Highway police station said Yutthana Ninkham was driving a 32-seat VIP bus carrying 29 passengers on Mittraphap Highway between kilometre markers 398 and 399 in Muang district about noon when the crash occurred.

    The officer said a preliminary inquiry found Mr Yutthana dropped his phone near his feet and leaned over to retrieve it and the bus travelled down a slope.

    While doing so, the bus veered off the road and plunged into a road median and overturned.

    The dead passenger, identified as Pairach Chairat, 30 of Udon Thani, was found crushed underneath the wrekage. Rescue workers and paramedics pulled out Mr Pairach and other injured passengers stuck inside and sent them to various local hospitals. The bus driver sustained minor injuries.

    The bus left Si Sa Ket and was heading to northeastern province of Nong Khai when the accident took place, Pol Capt Pornchai.
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    ^ yeah,his phone is more important than the lives of 30 passengers...idiot!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stillearly View Post
    Numbers up on day 2

    Bangkokpost.com

    KHON KAEN - The most horrendous crash killed one passenger and injured 28 others after the driver of an inter-provincial bus bent down to pick up his dropped mobile phone in the footwell and lost control of his vehicle.

    Pol Capt Pornchai Sangsila of Khon Kaen Highway police station said Yutthana Ninkham was driving a 32-seat VIP bus carrying 29 passengers on Mittraphap Highway between kilometre markers 398 and 399 in Muang district about noon when the crash occurred.

    The officer said a preliminary inquiry found Mr Yutthana dropped his phone near his feet and leaned over to retrieve it and the bus travelled down a slope.

    While doing so, the bus veered off the road and plunged into a road median and overturned.

    The dead passenger, identified as Pairach Chairat, 30 of Udon Thani, was found crushed underneath the wrekage. Rescue workers and paramedics pulled out Mr Pairach and other injured passengers stuck inside and sent them to various local hospitals. The bus driver sustained minor injuries.

    The bus left Si Sa Ket and was heading to northeastern province of Nong Khai when the accident took place, Pol Capt Pornchai.
    OK, heres me being pessimistic. The new laws won't change a thing..... change needs to be made by starting at school by educating the kids and getting them to pressure the adults into behaving in a responsible manner.

    30 days loss of licence for drink driving and impound of vehicle for a week. What a waste of time, it won't work. Do what we do in the west. If you are done DIC here in NZ your licence is gone for at least 6 months. The fines are high.

    6 month suspension of licence in Thailand won't mean f'all. Impound the vehicle for that long as well. That way there will be a tangible impact on the drunk driver.

    Can you imagine how big the impound yards would need to be if the BIB really got in and started enforcing this law fulltime 555.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuzzy View Post
    OK, heres me being pessimistic. The new laws won't change a thing..... change needs to be made by starting at school by educating the kids and getting them to pressure the adults into behaving in a responsible manner.

    30 days loss of licence for drink driving and impound of vehicle for a week. What a waste of time, it won't work. Do what we do in the west. If you are done DIC here in NZ your licence is gone for at least 6 months. The fines are high.

    6 month suspension of licence in Thailand won't mean f'all. Impound the vehicle for that long as well. That way there will be a tangible impact on the drunk driver.

    Can you imagine how big the impound yards would need to be if the BIB really got in and started enforcing this law fulltime 555.
    Spot on a generational change I've said to my wife many times. She laughs and rejects that though. Simply says you think my brother can say no to my ma and pa if they want to go somewhere and he has already been drinking. Cannot say no.
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    Aside from one Golden Triangle Tour minibus driver who seemed to think that the harder it rained, the faster he should drive. I can't think offhand of one bad experience I have had whilst been driven in Thailand..

    But perhaps African driving has numbed my senses somewhat 555

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    Au and I did Pattaya to Ban Pao on a bus twice. Second time we went off the road in the middle of the night. We didn't crash but it was pretty scary.

    I said to Au 'never again'. so now we drive. 8.5 - 9.5 hrs with a couple of stops for 556km door to door. At least that way I can kep an eye on the other idiots on the road and stay out of danger as best we can.

    We have seen some horrific accidents.... Last time we did the trip we were coming up behind a fuel tanker going downhill, we could smell brake linings cooking even before we saw it. Coming up to a left hand bend it goes straight ahead and off the road into the trees. Right between a bus and a car behind it.
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    Road death toll below last year after third ‘dangerous’ day

    BANGKOK: A TOTAL OF 178 people were killed and 1,755 injured in 1,691 road wrecks in the first three days of the dangerous New Year period when accidents are closely monitored.

    Most of the wrecks involved motorcycles and drunk driving, the Road Safety Centre said yesterday.

    The figures were lower than the same period last year, when there were 190 deaths and 1,782 injuries in 1,737 road accidents.

    The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) reported 1,304 vehicles were impounded as a result of drunk driving since Christmas.

    Public Health Minister Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn said almost 100 per cent of head injuries in road accidents during the three-day period was the result of people not wearing helmets.

    Office of Police Strategy deputy commander Maj-General Krisada Surachetpong announced that only Samut Prakan province had zero reported road accidents in the three-day period, while 16 provinces had no road deaths.

    Chiang Mai had the highest number of road accidents at 62 and the most injuries at 63, while Chon Buri province had the most deaths (eight).

    On Thursday there were 622 road accidents that killed 74 people and injured 675.

    More than 65,000 officials manned 2,104 checkpoints nationwide and they arrested 108,400 motorists for laws they had broken. Most did not have a driver's licence (31,039 cases) or failed to wear a helmet (29,706 cases).

    Colonel Sirichan Ngathong, deputy spokeswoman of the NCPO, said from December 25 until Thursday soldiers at checkpoints impounded 1,212 motorcycles and 92 cars for drunk driving, while 9,569 motorcyclists and 4,323 drivers faced legal action.

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