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Not sure today but back in my UK time the police were really only interested if someone was injured or someone was reported to have been drinking.

As I said, not sure about nowadays.

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You haven't heard the new rules in Thailand? The more expensive the car being overtaken is, the more it must take measures to thrwart the overtaking attempts and piss the other driver off.

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The driver of the dashcam car needs to go to traffic school. Too many times I see drivers thinking that because they are going the speed limit that entitles them to drive in the right lane. The safest speed is the prevailing speed of traffic, and if traffic is going faster than you, you need to move left. Still, he didn't actually commit any traffic offenses. He was just ignorant.
 
The MB driver is guilty of reckless driving. Coming to a complete stop on an expressway for no reason creates a road hazard and he needs to be ticketed for it. Depending on the distance between the MB and the truck when he came to a stop, it may be possible to show that it was this reckless driving which directly caused the accident.
 
The vehicle ultimately responsible for the accident is probably the truck who was unable to stop in time.  He likely had enough time to stop, but just didn't expect to be presented with a stopped vehicle and therefore was slow in braking. Drivers are responsible for being aware of their surroundings. Unless it can be established that the reckless driving by the MB created a situation that was impossible to avoid, the truck driver would bear responsibility.
 
Personally, I think the MB was at fault, but without any data to back that up it is just an opinion. I think the MB driver was a real jerk with serious emotional problems and should not be allowed a driver's license until he has completed court mandated therapy and received a sign off from a trained psychologist that he is no longer a danger to himself or others.
 
One can dream...
 
 
 
 
 


Most of the drivers here overtake from left if there is a lane hogger on the right lane. I see the expressway is quite empty at that time so the Benz driver must have mental problem for this issue. Anyway there is insurance to cover all these mess and the most important thing is no life is lost. The rule of slower vehicle moving to left lane doesn't exist in this country.

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Had almost exactly the same thing happen with some ass in a MB doing 150+ in the far right and start to tailgate me as I was in the far right overtaking slower traffic on my left...

He decided to swerve hard left after I had pass and move into the centre lane causing at least 4 cars behind to brake very hard one locking up wheels..

Once all were stopped he rolled his windows down and shouted something and drove off...

 

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No logic or arguments about right or  wrong applies for thai's. it's a whole new planet by itself with own standards on almost every walk of lives 

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2 hours ago, overherebc said:

Not sure today but back in my UK time the police were really only interested if someone was injured or someone was reported to have been drinking.

As I said, not sure about nowadays.

 

Same and probably more so. They can see most accidents on CCTV but will only send officers if someone has been injured; someone reports one or more drivers for drinking, being on phone etc; a busy road is blocked and causing serious/dangerous obstruction. They aren't really interest in minor bumps, even not so minor ones and will leave the insurance companies to sort it. 

 

I've seen varying comments about different forces attitudes to reported instances of road rage with dangerous driving and assaults. Some react very quickly others a little less interested.

 

 

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12 minutes ago, chickenslegs said:

Am I the only one who was disappointed when the truck failed to collide with the Benz?

No.

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16 minutes ago, dutchweller said:

Had almost exactly the same thing happen with some ass in a MB doing 150+ in the far right and start to tailgate me as I was in the far right overtaking slower traffic on my left...

He decided to swerve hard left after I had pass and move into the centre lane causing at least 4 cars behind to brake very hard one locking up wheels..

Once all were stopped he rolled his windows down and shouted something and drove off...

 

 

That's the Chalong Rat Expressway at the Ram Intrha exit/entrance. I use that expressway a lot and see some atrocious driving. Many drive at excessive speeds, many ignore the "don't change lanes" sections; many flash for everyone to make way for them as they're special; many tailgate to intimidate drivers to move over; and many over and undertake as they weave all over the three lanes, usually at silly speeds regardless of the conditions. 

 

I was once coming off at the Lat Phrao exit and signalled to move into the left lane from the center lane. The car in the left hand lane was several car lengths behind me and signalling he wanted to move right into the center lane. Easy manouvre - I move left, he moves right behind me and overtakes as I'm slowing to exist. But know,  he insisted on accelerating, trying to undertake me first, then move right in front of me! He was so far behind he couldn't. So he sounded his horn several times, drew alongside, and shouted and waived. Little prick syndrome! He then moved right again, into the fast lane without looking or signalling forcing several cars to break and swerve. He shouted at them too before speeding off.

 

I can only put behavior like that down to mental illness or being high on something illegal. Trouble is, you never know what those tosspots have in their cars.

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26 minutes ago, Nemesis7 said:

No logic or arguments about right or  wrong applies for thai's. it's a whole new planet by itself with own standards on almost every walk of lives 

 

Logic, cause and effect and critical thinking all passed Thailand by. Therefore the only consideration is "I'm always right, never ever wrong; it's never my fault; and never my responsibility. And they will make absurd comments to prove that!

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2 hours ago, Monomial said:

The driver of the dashcam car needs to go to traffic school. Too many times I see drivers thinking that because they are going the speed limit that entitles them to drive in the right lane. The safest speed is the prevailing speed of traffic, and if traffic is going faster than you, you need to move left. Still, he didn't actually commit any traffic offenses. He was just ignorant.

It is not clear how fast the driver with the cam was going. I saw a 50 KM/h sign early in the footage. We don't know how fast it was driving, but we can assume that the MB was over the speed limit as there is rarely any consequences of any significance given to people with that kind of money, driving that fast, in the West or in Thailand, I should add, although this kind of offensive driving should get you in trouble in the West, I would think.

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