Swede dies in accident in Hua Hin

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Re: Swede dies in accident in Hua Hin

Post by StevePIraq » Sun Dec 11, 2016 12:22 pm

That's the point they do think "bad driving/riding" is normal and acceptable. Thai's totally accept that people will die, every few weeks my wife tells me of another of her extended family who died in a road accident and she feels this is how it is. There is little great remorse when someone dies as Thai's believe you will be reborn even if only as a dog.

My wife continually tells me to only think of myself when on the road and to make sure I am safe and not worry if others get hurt as that is their problem. By the way she is usually telling me this while speeding and talking on her phone. I have given up trying to get her or the daughters to drive properly, wear helmets etc. You will not get through to most Thai's as they cannot be wrong.
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Re: Swede dies in accident in Hua Hin

Post by Bristolian » Sun Dec 11, 2016 12:44 pm

StevePIraq wrote:You will not get through to most Thai's as they cannot be wrong.
Fully agree but thankfully I did get through to my wife through our son.

Since he has been old enough to ride pillion with others I have insisted that he wears a helmet and of course there are implied penalties if he doesn't ( grounding, pocket money, sleep overs etc)

He now accepts wearing a helmet without question.

I had tried, to convince my wife wear a helmet with a 50/50 success rate. My young son took over the challenge and by his childish negotiation skills has succeeded where I failed and she now also wears one whenever she goes out on her scooter.
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Re: Swede dies in accident in Hua Hin

Post by StevePIraq » Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:36 am

Bristolian - that's good to hear I wish I could have the same success on my end.
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