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BANGKOK 16 January 2019 08:40
EricTh

Don't ride your bicycle in Chiang Mai

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18 minutes ago, cardinalblue said:

Farangs don’t run red lights on bikes

ah  but  somchai  does  so  when  u  go  on  green ............."bang"

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Does EricTh really not know the difference between a bicycle and a motorcycle regardless of where he's from? 

 

I see people running red lights every single light cycle at my nearby intersection, and I see cameras all over too. But what I want to know is do any of the cameras work and do they send out tickets? What is the point if not? 

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17 hours ago, Isaan Alan said:

And you won't get any help when you have an accident. Some too scared by fake accident scammers to get "involved", others just don't care

 

Visit enough third world countries, and you will see that all third world countries are the same.  

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58 minutes ago, Trujillo said:

Does EricTh really not know the difference between a bicycle and a motorcycle regardless of where he's from? 

 

I see people running red lights every single light cycle at my nearby intersection, and I see cameras all over too. But what I want to know is do any of the cameras work and do they send out tickets? What is the point if not? 

doesnt  matter if  tickets ignored as is  i believe in 90% of  cases  then its  all pointless,. Only real way would be impound  vehicles, bikes ,motorbikes but then maybe you remove their income  source and maybe they turn to crime and the jails are  already overflowing, best way make it  socially unacceptable and education, wont be fast though

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That's one scary video. Almost every crash (these are not accidents) was avoidable had either driver exercised defensive driving and a little common sense (I know, TIT).

 

And of course, most victims were not wearing helmets. I was amazed at how many got on their feet after a horrific crash.

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5 hours ago, EricTh said:

 

A motorcycle partially absorbs the force of the impact but a bicycle is too light to absorb so the body absorbs most of the impact of an accident. Likewise, sitting in a car is safer than riding a motorcycle given the same force of impact. It's simple physics i.e. Force=mass times acceleration.

What that's neglecting is that the average motorbike crash occurs at higher rate of speed than the average bicycle crash. 

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27 minutes ago, neeray said:

That's one scary video. Almost every crash (these are not accidents) was avoidable had either driver exercised defensive driving and a little common sense (I know, TIT).

 

And of course, most victims were not wearing helmets. I was amazed at how many got on their feet after a horrific crash.

if  either  driver had  been  paying  attention , most  could  have  been  avoided

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2 hours ago, Bill97 said:

It is not about the vehicle, it is about the rider/driver.


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You're wrong. It's about the other riders/drivers.

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21 minutes ago, Vacuum said:

You're wrong. It's about the other riders/drivers.

Sure if it is the blame game you are into but not if you are into being proactive and responsible.  

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Someone has a very narrow assessment of the probabilities leading to and causing accidents...

 

why don’t you hop on your motor bike and come on over...

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Watched the entire video... not one single pushbike accident!

 

The video shows motorbike / scooter accidents and a few car ones.  So seems bikes are safer than motorbikes.  

 

Should be 'NEVER drive or walk across a road in Chiang Mai.'  Nothing to do with cycling.

 

Also I have been cycling here nearly every day for 12 years with no problem (but not in the city centre). 

 

You would be in just as much danger walking across a road with the stupid drivers in this video!  

 

 

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20 hours ago, canthai55 said:

Gave up bicycles when I bought my first motorcycle.

Why anyone would ride one anywhere but a dedicated bike path is beyond me. 50kg falang, 10kg bicycle, 2 tonne car - not hard to guess the winner of this contest.

Awaiting the 'why can't I ride my bike if I choose' posts

It is good for the environment ... which dead people can not see or use

555

You're saying 50kg farang, 10kg bike and 2000kg = death. Whilst that same weedy, undernourished farang on a 200kg motorbike is safe in a collision with a car or truck because it's a heavier or just because? Skewed logic 

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17 hours ago, terminatorchiangmai said:

looks like 90% of the drivers are color blind ?

 I will go further, it's as if many drivers were driving with a blindfold because the problems do not come only from the traffic lights. Many drives as if they were alone on a deserted road, "normally"  a good part of these accidents should not have happened, but all the time it is a pathological absence of vigilance :sad:   

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