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Another foreign tourist killed on Phuket's roads

Kritsada Mueanhawong

 

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PHUKET:-- Another foreign tourist in Phuket, this time a young Turkish man, died in a motorbike crash in Kathu District at about 10pm last night. 

The incident occurred near the Red Mountain Golf Course. Police and rescue workers arrived at the scene to find Hussain Cengiz Coskun, 24, lying on the road next to an electric pole with severe head injuries. He was bleeding profusely. 

A broken helmet was also found at the scene.

 

Full Story: http://www.phuketgazette.net/phuket-news/Another-foreign-tourist-killed-Phukets-roads/66218?desktopversion#ad-image-0

 
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It would probably get the message out better if the headline indicated that it was a tourist on a scooter.

 

Edit:  And apparently, a tourist on a scooter with a helmet.

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29 minutes ago, impulse said:

It would probably get the message out better if the headline indicated that it was a tourist on a scooter.

 

Edit:  And apparently, a tourist on a scooter with a helmet.

what you call a scooter at home is 50cc and can get those here wont require license or number plate but they are pretty hard to come by however and in denmark theres two version 30km/t limited and 45km/t limited and the last you are required to have  a car license to drive on the roads ...

most here are water-cooled 110cc, 125cc or 150cc and they are motorbikes ... ask your insurance company before you have an accident yourself and left uncovered, the bikes go +100km/t incase of the honda PCX 150 its limited to 140km/t so not scooters ! :)

 

and what helmet concerned its just a hat for police dont stop you, go buy a big bike helmet if was security ...
 

 

 

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added picture of helmet found on scene
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11 minutes ago, g2x3k said:

what you call a scooter at home is 50cc and can get those here wont require license or number plate but they are pretty hard to come by however and in denmark theres two version 30km/t limited and 45km/t limited and the last you are required to have  a car license to drive on the roads ...

most here are water-cooled 110cc, 125cc or 150cc and they are motorbikes ... ask your insurance company before you have an accident yourself and left uncovered, the bikes go +100km/t incase of the honda PCX 150 its limited to 140km/t so not scooters ! :)

 

and what helmet concerned its just a hat for police dont stop you, go buy a big bike helmet if was security ...

 

 

Where I come from, if it's got 2 wheels, it's referred to (lovingly) as a scooter, or a sled.  We have scooters with Chevy V8 engines, and scooters that do over 200 km/hr in their lower gears.

 

There's a concurrent thread that touches on the vagaries of scooter insurance in Thailand at some depth:

 

As far as the helmet goes, US and Aus studies show that riding a scooter is 20-40 times (2,000-4,000%) as dangerous per km as riding in a 4 wheel vehicle.  The helmets reduce that by about 40%.  The safety Rubicon is crossed when you choose a 2 wheeler over a 4 wheeled vehicle.  Helmets are a great idea, but they won't keep your arms, legs or head attached.

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have you ever noticed how many tourists ride ? Bad as the locals, so no surprise.

next one tmw to come

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Apearently alone on the road, loose control and smash into an electric pole....hmmm?? Sounds a lot to me like drugs or alcohol involved. If not the man might have been blind or sleeping, but it ain´t easy to fall asleep on a motorbike. However, RIP to the man regardless of the reason.

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15 minutes ago, Get Real said:

Apearently alone on the road, loose control and smash into an electric pole....hmmm?? Sounds a lot to me like drugs or alcohol involved. If not the man might have been blind or sleeping, but it ain´t easy to fall asleep on a motorbike. However, RIP to the man regardless of the reason.

Look at the flip-flop.

Alcohol is a drug.

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1 hour ago, seahorse said:

Look at the flip-flop.

Alcohol is a drug.

Quite right! I know that alcohol is a drug. Correction: Illegal drugs and alcohol. Guess most of the people got that already.

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33 minutes ago, bbbbooboo said:

hmmm....300 baht helmet= no protection

For 300 THB you have at least 3 of those helmets. 

It looks like an helmet but protection is zero point zero. It only protects you from bird $#!t getting on your head. 

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18 hours ago, g2x3k said:

what you call a scooter at home is 50cc and can get those here wont require license or number plate but they are pretty hard to come by however and in denmark theres two version 30km/t limited and 45km/t limited and the last you are required to have  a car license to drive on the roads ...

most here are water-cooled 110cc, 125cc or 150cc and they are motorbikes ... ask your insurance company before you have an accident yourself and left uncovered, the bikes go +100km/t incase of the honda PCX 150 its limited to 140km/t so not scooters ! :)

 

and what helmet concerned its just a hat for police dont stop you, go buy a big bike helmet if was security ...
 

 

 

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My scooters were a Lambretta TV 175cc and a Vespa SS180cc...Motorcycles had big diameter wheels...:smile:

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