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A reportedly intoxicated Thai man severely injured a Russian motorcyclist in a crash in Pattaya early this morning.  Rescuers arrived at the scene on Soi Jomtien 11 to find the Russian man severely injured and bleeding. The rescuers found the man’s motorcycle nearby. They rushed him to the nearest hospital. The rescuers found the Thai pickup truck driver, 34 year old Chaiyan Moohan, uninjured, although his car had a broken bumper. According to Chaiyan’s statement, a police officer told him to park elsewhere. As he was moving his car, the victim suddenly crashed into him. Chaiyan reportedly admitted that he […]

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The title and news are misleading....looks like the Russian man went and rammed on to the parked vehicle. Yes the vehicle is blocking the way. But don't the motorcycle rider have eyes to see what is in the front?

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1 hour ago, Ramanathan.P said:

The title and news are misleading....looks like the Russian man went and rammed on to the parked vehicle. Yes the vehicle is blocking the way. But don't the motorcycle rider have eyes to see what is in the front?

He was moving the vehicle when the motorbike hit him, he wasn’t parked up. Most likely the driver just pulled out. Didn’t look, didn’t indicate and just blocked the lane causing the other guy to crash in to him. 
 

I’ve left out the need to refer to and identify the driver and the victim by nationality, as it’s irrelevant divisive  nonsense that needs to stop.  

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Just a personal opinion....but I feel less comfortable driving around Jomtien/Pattaya now that the Russians are out.

 

Over 17 years I have learned to handle the idiosyncrasies of Thai driving  - the Russians are different animals. I do not drive slowly on my Forza but when when I have a Thai couple, with a kid, racing past me on their PCX it changes my comfort levels.

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4 hours ago, Wackamole said:

"Across Thailand last year, 277 people were killed, and 2,357 were injured in almost 2,400 road accidents. Drunk driving was involved in more than one-third of the accidents. "

More like last WEEK I guess?

Same as the USA – 33% of all crashes with alcohol.

 

In UK In the 1970s it was between 33 and 28 %

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/reported-road-casualties-in-great-britain-final-estimates-involving-illegal-alcohol-levels-2020/reported-road-casualties-in-great-britain-final-estimates-involving-illegal-alcohol-levels-2020#:~:text=In%201979%2C%2026%25%20of%20road,between%2012%25%20and%2018%25.

 

By the 80s it had reduced to 15 and now it is around 12 to 18%. - https://www.nhtsa.gov/risky-driving/drunk-driving#:~:text=About%2030%25%20of%20all%20traffic,g%2FdL%20or%20higher).

 

But then the USA has a higher death rate in 4-wheeled private vehicles than Thailand.

 

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The death rate over New Year and Song Khran usually remains the same or slightly less than the annual average.

THe collision rates are the same as the UK, it is the death rates that are higher.

2,100 crashes over 7 days

https://www.thaienquirer.com/39382/songkrans-seven-dangerous-days-begins-with-spike-in-road-deaths%EF%BF%BC/

UK has some of the safest roads in the world, with only a handful of countries ranked above Britain in terms of road user safety? And yet despite this, accidents are still incredibly common, with 122,635 recorded in 2018 – that’s around 336 a day. (UK Govet) - https://www.holtsauto.com/holts/news/when-and-where-do-most-accidents-occur-on-britains-roads/

 

 

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6 hours ago, Wackamole said:

"Across Thailand last year, 277 people were killed, and 2,357 were injured in almost 2,400 road accidents. Drunk driving was involved in more than one-third of the accidents. "

More like last WEEK I guess?

Have the road death numbers in Thailand miraculously dropped in two years?
This is an article from 2020:  "Thai road deaths surpass 6,000 for year to date"
https://thethaiger.com/hot-news/road-deaths/thai-road-deaths-surpass-6000-for-year-to-date   

This wiki article lists the reported road deaths for 2012 as 14,059: 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_motor_vehicle_deaths_in_Thailand_by_year 

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1 hour ago, Bluesofa said:

Have the road death numbers in Thailand miraculously dropped in two years?
This is an article from 2020:  "Thai road deaths surpass 6,000 for year to date"

'For year, to date'
The article was published June 13th 2020.

Put another way, road deaths from Jan 1st - June 13th (2020) surpassed 6,000.

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