Revolutionary Road Crossing for Hua Hin

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Re: Revolutionary Road Crossing for Hua Hin

Post by Big Boy » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:18 pm

PeteC wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:55 pm
The solar lamps, which cost Bt100,000 each, were embedded in the road in the heart of Hua Hin on Tuesday night to enable them to store energy for their first operational test the following night.

However, Apichart Charnthanyakorn, director of the Prachuap Khiri Khan’s Highways Office, said the yellow solar lamps were insufficiently bright to illuminate the crosswalk on Wednesday night.

Apichart said the cause could be reflected light from large LED billboards nearby drowning out the solar lamps.

Moreover, rains throughout most of the day in Hua Hin might have prevented the lamps from storing sufficient energy, he said.
3,200,000 Baht!!! Did nobody test them first?
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Re: Revolutionary Road Crossing for Hua Hin

Post by handdrummer » Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:15 pm

Kumiankka wrote:
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handdrummer wrote:
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Driving in Thailand is not like playing roulette; it's more like poker where the deck is stacked against you.
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Re: Revolutionary Road Crossing for Hua Hin

Post by Takiap » Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:02 am

At the end of the day, they can install the brightest lights known to man, and it still won't make even a small difference in terms of safety. Mr Somchai, being the most important person on the planet, always has the right of way. The only way in this country to make a crossing safe, would be to use actual physical barriers, and ones which block the entire width of the road.

A better idea would be to install some sort of a spike system where the spikes pop up when the lights turn red. This way, Mr. Somchai would then be forced to replace 4 tyres. However, no lesson would be learned and the country would come to a standstill due to traffic jams caused by vehicles with flat tyres.

Sorry people, as long as everyone has a "me first" attitude, road safety will never improve, and anyone who thinks otherwise is, in my opinion, an utter nut case.

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Re: Revolutionary Road Crossing for Hua Hin

Post by joelle » Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:46 am

:agree: fully well said takiab

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