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dick dasterdly    3,454
19 hours ago, sawadee1947 said:

With no law enforcement the death toll will rise more and more. But authority is wondering why.

Too many cars/coaches alongside even more 'bikes/scooters - nearly all of whom are in a hurry.

 

Hardly suprising that there are MANY accidents and fatalities.

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Lokie    567

Where to start...?

- Law enforcement of actual highway rules/law

- Real driver/rider standards, Instruction, training, competency and testing

- Vehicle testing, taxing and Insurance

- Pro-active Road safety management

- Money for road infrastructure

- Money for integrated island wide public transport system (appropriate for an International tourist destination)

- insert any other items to list here...

 

There six off the cuff, lets see, how many do you think may ever happen

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NamKangMan    4,884
On 9/9/2017 at 3:54 PM, stevenl said:

Countless times here there have been claims only deaths at the scene are included. But many times this has been proven incorrect by the numbers: accident during Songkran period, seriously injured on the 12th, taken to hospital on the 12th. Included in the numbers of the 13th since that was the day he died.

 

If you don't believe, do a search yourself.

 

Because asiancorrespondent writes it it must be true? :sad:

 

"Because asiancorrespondent writes it it must be true?" - so, because a Thai official says it, it must be true?  :cheesy:

 

Those in power here have a financial interest to ensure the lack of proper public transport here is kept Phuket's dirt little secret scam on tourists, thus, the UNACCEPTABLE number of road deaths here continues, year after year, regardless of when / where / how they are counted.   

 

It's a disgrace, and their corruption continues to kill on the roads here. 

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Prairieboy    29
On 08/09/2017 at 9:23 AM, stevenl said:

As has been shown many times already: that is an urban myth, also people who die later from their injuries are included.

Regardless of when they die or whether or not they are included in the traffic fatality statistics 80 deaths per day is tragic and preventable with driver education, practical training and proper policing.  Who would train the trainers?  

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dick dasterdly    3,454
6 hours ago, Prairieboy said:

Regardless of when they die or whether or not they are included in the traffic fatality statistics 80 deaths per day is tragic and preventable with driver education, practical training and proper policing.  Who would train the trainers?  

This may slightly reduce the number of fatalities, but I still think the main problem is an ever increasing number of cars combined with even more people on 'bikes.  Not a good combination, amplified by the way most are in a hurry for one reason or another, and so driving badly.

 

Are the fatality statistics for those in cars far higher than expected?

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