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Here we go again, give em a long weekend and they're all out on the roads driving like batshit crazy lunatics ... though 22 is below the daily average ...


Day 1 of long holiday weekend sees 2,000 injured, 22 killed on the nation's roads
The total number of people injured in road accidents on the first day of the long holiday reached almost 2,000 with 22 fatalities, according to the Royal Thai Police (RTP).

Pol Gen Roy Ingkapairote, deputy national police chief and commander of the RTP's Traffic Police Operation Centre, said on Saturday his officers have been told remain on the lookout for traffic offences due to the high volume of journeys from towns and cities to the provinces during the July 28 to Aug 2 long holiday weekend.

With 1,871 injuries and 22 fatalities on Friday alone, Pol Gen Roy said the main cause of accidents had been speeding, followed by drowsiness, changing lanes and dangerous overtaking.

He advised drivers to check their vehicles and study the route before leaving home to avoid road accidents.

https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/ge ... ions-roads
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Here we go again, give em a long weekend and they're all out on the roads driving like batshit crazy lunatics ... though 22 is below the daily average ...
Average fatalities in the UK is FIVE per day!
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Its just like a bad cartoon here being replayed over and over ...

Eight killed, three injured as pick-up hit by train at railway crossing
Eight people were killed and three others injured when a pick-up truck was hit by a freight train at a railway crossing in Muang district of this eastern province early on Friday morning.

The incident occurred around 3am at Moo 6 in tambon Khlong Udom Chonlajorn, Pol Capt Teerawat Pornprasit, a duty officer at Muang police station, said.

Police, along with medical personnel from Buddhasothorn Hospital and a team of rescuers, rushed to the scene.

They found freight train No. 833, with its engine still running, on the rail track. The train, loaded with containers, was en route from Lat Krabang inland container depot to the Laem Chabang Port.

A heavily damaged Isuzu pick-up truck was found nearby, with the bodies of five men and three women scattered over the area.

https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/ge ... achoengsao
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There has been many "accidents" in the past worse than the latest:

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2520551/2 ... t-hotspot/

THAI FIREBALL TRAGEDY 25 people dead after minibus crossed central reservation and slammed into pick-up truck near Bangkok tourist hotspot
Both drivers were killed in the horror crash on a highway near Bangkok earlier today
PAUL HARPER
Published: 22:31, 2 Jan 2017Updated: 22:53, 2 Jan 2017
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https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/30-peop ... and-555032

30 people killed in bus crash in western Thailand
Associated PressUpdated: March 25, 2014 9:59 am IS
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https://www.theborneopost.com/2018/03/2 ... bus-crash/

18 killed in Thai bus crash
POSTED ON MARCH 23, 2018, FRIDAY AT 12:06 AM
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https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/93 ... Ratchasima
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Tour bus in FATAL COLLISION with truck in Thailand – 16 dead and dozens injured
A DEADLY collision between a tour bus and an 18-wheel trailer truck killed at least 16 people and injured more than 35 in Wang Nam Khiao, in the South of Thailand.
By ALICE SCARSI
17:28, Wed, Mar 21, 2018 | UPDATED: 00:09, Thu, Mar 22, 2018
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https://www.thaipbsworld.com/four-kille ... -province/

Four killed and dozens injured in bus accident in Tak Province
November 30, 2022
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https://www.aa.com.tr/en/todays-headlin ... ash/493792

Tourists among at least 13 killed in Thai bus crash
Chinese Malaysians among those on tour bus that lost control, crashed into ravine in northern Chiang Mai
20.12.2015 - Update : 20.12.2015
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https://news.sky.com/story/at-least-17- ... d-12101383

Thailand crash: At least 20 people die after train collides with bus
The bus was travelling from Samut Prakan province to a Buddhist temple in Chachoengsao when the collision happened.
Sunday 11 October 2020 13:22, UK
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I know it’s more expensive, but I always use a private taxi being driven by a professional driver. An air-conditioned and comfortable Toyota Camry is my choice.
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Fifteen passengers were hospitalised after their bus ran into a ditch on the roadside Friday night in Chumphon province. The driver said he momentarily nodded off and lost control of the bus which was supposed to take the passengers to Hat Yai. Fifteen more suffered from minor injuries.

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Yes, we're in a "Deadly Days" period, but I see no charts (yet) like they used to publish.
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I also notice that the mainstream English rags such as the BP don't report many of these road accidents either. Brush it under the carpet and maybe it'll go away.
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buksida wrote: Sat Dec 23, 2023 11:57 am I also notice that the mainstream English rags such as the BP don't report many of these road accidents either. Brush it under the carpet and maybe it'll go away.
It's a plan. They are super sensitive about scaring away tourists these days, especially the Chinese.
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PeteC wrote: Sat Dec 23, 2023 11:56 am Yes, we're in a "Deadly Days" period, but I see no charts (yet) like they used to publish.
Are you sure? My granddaughter's boyfriend works for Sawang Rescue, and they work 24/7 during the 7 deadly days - he hasn't started yet. I thought it was a bit closer to New Year.
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Yes, you're probably right. I'm jumping the gun. Should probably start on the 28th or close to it, as I think it runs for 3 days after New Year.
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This government is daft. Do they think at all?!

If you've noticed they initiated a 4 day holiday over New Year, Dec 29 through Jan 1. In years past they made January 2 the last day. What it means this year is that besides ruining people's New Year day, everyone has to make a mad dash to get back home so they can be at work on Tuesday morning, January 2. Insane, truly insane. Watch the climbing road death and disaster statistics over the next 36 hours. :roll: :banghead:
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PeteC wrote: Sun Dec 31, 2023 3:38 pm This government is daft. Do they think at all?!
How long have you lived here, and you're only just noticing? :D
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I'm not going to chart and post the Bangkok Post "7 Deadly Days" numbers, as they differ so much from the numbers BB posted in the past from the Highway & Traffic Dept. It's a useless exercise. Links will be posted below until the end of the period.

https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/ge ... s-saturday

https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/ge ... eaches-128

https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/ge ... eaches-190
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^ Above post being updated with a new link daily until the end of the "7 Days".
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