How can Thailand curb its appalling road fatality rate?

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Re: How can Thailand curb its appalling road fatality rate?

Post by Big Boy » Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:52 pm

Speed limits are a very difficult one to understand in Thailand, and I doubt many BIB can accurately tell you what the speed limit is in any area unless he's stood beside a sign. They put up signs advising where a limit reduces, but rarely is there any indication when the restriction ends. If on a journey, I rely on my satnav (updated before every journey) to tell me what the speed restrictions are, but even then, if ridiculously slow with no apparent reason, I will override that inside my head.

It makes little difference, if a BIB outside of Hua Hin decides you've been speeding (regardless of whether you have), you have been speeding and are required to pay the tea money.

This is why I repeatedly say we need a police force. They can erect as many signs as they want - until somebody can enforce them properly with proper penalties, people will not obey.

This mindset is Farang as well as Thai. How many Farang don't know the helmet law? How many disobey it? How many would obey if proper penalties were enforced? That answer is simple - just look at their home countries.
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Re: How can Thailand curb its appalling road fatality rate?

Post by HHTel » Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:49 pm

Yeh, these speed warnings are appearing all over Thailand. I would doubt their accuracy as going past one on the way to Tha Yang, it had my speed more than 10kms over my actual speed!

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Re: How can Thailand curb its appalling road fatality rate?

Post by Nereus » Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:10 pm

HHTel wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:49 pm
Yeh, these speed warnings are appearing all over Thailand. I would doubt their accuracy as going past one on the way to Tha Yang, it had my speed more than 10kms over my actual speed!
I believe that this one is the same one that I posted about some time ago. How do you know what your true speed is?
My speedo indicates exactly the same as my GPS, which is the most accurate, and I found that one to be spot on.

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Re: How can Thailand curb its appalling road fatality rate?

Post by HHTel » Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:46 pm

My speedo and gps are also in agreement. Just that I noticed when driving by that the sign said the limit was 90 and I was doing 110. My gps said 95! (okay I was still over by a smidgin)

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