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Video: "Negligent" foreign tourist on big bike slams into Thais

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12 hours ago, fasteddie said:

He's just trying to fit in.

I can see that you are eager to drag thai people in to the conversation as quick as possibly. 

Just try to understand that this was a foreigner doing the wrong thing, and that it ain´t funny.

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4 hours ago, Captain Jack said:

Clearly bad driving. Undertaking (and at speed) then overtaking without due care. But don't be quite so quick to judge. Look closely, he never actually crosses the line, it's the "victim" vehicle that is stopped straddling it and actually sticking its nose into oncoming traffic, and on an unsighted bend. Plus it's a solid line and so should never be crossed at all (not that that matters in this country both with driving style and poor road design).

 

And if they're going to talk about helmets they should mention that the "victims" weren't wearing any either.

 

Like every case here in the real world blame can be assigned in some proportion on both sides.  In this case it's a lot more on the big bike though.

 

Personally I care more about why everyone has to be so blythely racist. It doesn't matter in the slightest that the rider was Caucasian (I despise that word Fa**ng) and it shouldn't either to the racist posters in this forum nor to the racist commentator in the video pointing out the "Fa**ng" (an object not a person [Thai language]) with his pencil as if his ethnicity is a salient point in the investigation, before pointing out himself casually walking over for a closer look at the gore (he even explains he's going in for a closer look).

 

These accidents happen everyday all across this country. Reducing them is a big challenge for the Kingdom and one that will require action on many fronts, but falling back on racial stereotypes is not one of them.

Is the law of not turning on a solid white line a thai law or a law from your home country?

i realise you cannot overtake on solid lines but I'm having trouble finding anything specifically stating you can not turn.

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36 minutes ago, MadMuhummad said:

Is the law of not turning on a solid white line a thai law or a law from your home country?

i realise you cannot overtake on solid lines but I'm having trouble finding anything specifically stating you can not turn.

It's an old site, and can be wonky due to translation, but this is what I found.  Section 51 pertains to left/right turns. 

 

http://www.gt-rider.com/se-asia-motorcycling/threads/traffic-laws-in-thailand-a-translation-from-www-bkkriders-com.9367/

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4 hours ago, Pedro 58 said:

It's true that he, 

1. Should have had a helmet on, and

2. Shouldn't have done the under take, however,

if you look at the video, he was on his side of the road and as such was in the right, although in Thailand he would've been in the wrong. 

No he was in the wrong, he overtook when it was not safe to do so.

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1 hour ago, Get Real said:

Just try to understand that this was a foreigner doing the wrong thing, and that it ain´t funny.

Actually...

 

The Thais were stopped where they shouldn't have been stopped. There was no legal right turn for them to make. It is a non-broken yellow line. 

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20 minutes ago, Happy Grumpy said:

Actually...

 

The Thais were stopped where they shouldn't have been stopped. There was no legal right turn for them to make. It is a non-broken yellow line. 

 

And how can you tell they were trying to make a turn? Just irresponsible driving by the guy on the big bike....:sad:

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16 hours ago, rooster59 said:

The footage reveals that the foreigner undercuts the car with the dash cam then swerves out from behind a pick-up. Sanook said that he then collided with two Thais who were waiting to turn right.

 

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31 minutes ago, samuijimmy said:

And how can you tell they were trying to make a turn? Just irresponsible driving by the guy on the big bike.

As reported, and by watching the video.

 

Don't stop in the middle of the road, on a bend, to cross a solid a yellow line. 

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3 hours ago, Happy Grumpy said:

Actually...

 

The Thais were stopped where they shouldn't have been stopped. There was no legal right turn for them to make. It is a non-broken yellow line. 

" It is a non-broken yellow line."..which means no overtaking..

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ID: 55   Posted

7 hours ago, fasteddie said:

an unbroken yellow line just means no overtaking

You're wrong.

 

 

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Dividinglines

A yellow line indicates the division of a two way traffic road (it’s the center line), whether a white line indicates a lane. A solid line can’t be crossed, whereas a broken line can be crossed if it is safe to do so.

 

 

 

http://driving-in-thailand.com/road-markings-and-traffic-lights/

 

An unbroken solid line cannot be crossed.

 

The Thais were wrong to stop (on a bend) in the center of the road, in order to illegally cross a very easily seen solid yellow dividing line.

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ID: 57   Posted

On 4/30/2017 at 5:08 AM, rooster59 said:

Police urged all rental shops on the island to only rent bikes to people with licenses and to insist on helmet wearing.

That's about half the Thai population disqualified from riding a bike 

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ID: 59   Posted

17 hours ago, Happy Grumpy said:

Actually...

 

The Thais were stopped where they shouldn't have been stopped. There was no legal right turn for them to make. It is a non-broken yellow line. 

I just give up. Appearently just another one that comes to Thailand and make the locals wrong all the time.
Ever considered moving or visit some other places where you can fit right in.

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ID: 60   Posted

Clearly the Thais making an illegal turn and stopped dangerously in the middle of the road also at fault here.

 

Negligent driving by both parties = accident.

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