Revolutionary Road Crossing for Hua Hin

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Revolutionary Road Crossing for Hua Hin

Post by Big Boy » Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:34 pm

This is my translation, so it might contain inaccuracies :oops:

A revolutionary pedestrian crossing is going to be installed/trialled for the first time in Thailand outside Chatchai Market next month.

It is solar powered and will illuminate to warn drivers when somebody is on the crossing.
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Thoughts..........

I'm not sure I'd trust drivers to stop because a light comes on here in Thailand. I certainly won't be using it until proved safe :shock:
If people ignore red lights, why are they going to stop for this baby,


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Re: Revolutionary Road Crossing for Hua Hin

Post by robcar » Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:25 pm

Taken from my translation software:-
The first in Thailand .. in Hua Hin
early October. Department of Highways will install intelligent crosswalk. At Chat Chai Market, Petchkasem Road, Hua Hin Municipality ** The first pilot of Thailand .. There is a cross street light that allows both the car and the cross to see clearly all night from the solar panel. Take 3-4 days to install if it works well, it will be installed to other provinces that have many traffic jammed tens of thousands.

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Re: Revolutionary Road Crossing for Hua Hin

Post by Khundon1975 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:54 pm

I think I would rather they put in a zip wire for crossing the road. Much safer than that crossing!
Most Thais have no idea what a red light means.
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Re: Revolutionary Road Crossing for Hua Hin

Post by Big Boy » Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:24 pm

robcar wrote:
Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:25 pm
Taken from my translation software:-
The first in Thailand .. in Hua Hin
early October. Department of Highways will install intelligent crosswalk. At Chat Chai Market, Petchkasem Road, Hua Hin Municipality ** The first pilot of Thailand .. There is a cross street light that allows both the car and the cross to see clearly all night from the solar panel. Take 3-4 days to install if it works well, it will be installed to other provinces that have many traffic jammed tens of thousands.
Yes, similar to what I saw. I wonder what yardstick they'll use to measure success.
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Re: Revolutionary Road Crossing for Hua Hin

Post by RCer » Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:21 pm

Better idea. :neener:


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Re: Revolutionary Road Crossing for Hua Hin

Post by johnjar » Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:58 pm

Driving in Thailand is a bit like playing roulette , red lights don't necessarily mean stop as green lights don't mean go, also never understood why they paint them zebra crossings on the roads, I never seen anyone taking notice of them even when pedestrians are on them . On the bright side it keeps you alert and focused which is good for keeping us retirees old brains from vegetating

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Re: Revolutionary Road Crossing for Hua Hin

Post by caller » Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:01 pm

Am I missing something here - Chatchai market? On the Phetkasem Road? Where the current crossing is just north of the market if heading north? Where there is often congestion because of traffic waiting for the lights on both sides of the road?

I can't think of a more illogical place to trial this new fangled solar light crossing. If for no other reason, not much sun will get through to power the lights and most drivers won't be able to see the new lights in any case as they'll be blocked by all the cars in front!

They should pilot them somewhere less busy!
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Re: Revolutionary Road Crossing for Hua Hin

Post by handdrummer » Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:05 am

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 albaker » Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:13 pm

johnjar wrote:
Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:58 pm
Driving in Thailand is a bit like playing roulette , red lights don't necessarily mean stop as green lights don't mean go, also never understood why they paint them zebra crossings on the roads, I never seen anyone taking notice of them even when pedestrians are on them . On the bright side it keeps you alert and focused which is good for keeping us retirees old brains from vegetating
Zebra crossings are a complete waste of time in Thailand it seems drivers not aware or perhaps not noticing them .
Best one I have ever seen is one for disabled/wheelchair users in Pattaya outside the police station and cars parked there , police seemed to think it funny when brought to their attention .

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Re: Revolutionary Road Crossing for Hua Hin

Post by Jimbob » Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:23 am

The lights could be nice 'catwalk' or runway for working models to show off their legs but not faces. could be enhanced with upward ventilation fans for that skirt lift effect :duck:

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Re: Revolutionary Road Crossing for Hua Hin

Post by Pleng » Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:02 pm

Firstly I feel the word "revolutionary" is thrown around far too easily these days. Secondly, I worry that anything that makes people feel safer crossing the road here could well be counter-productive to preventing RTAs

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Re: Revolutionary Road Crossing for Hua Hin

Post by RCer » Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:24 pm

More money wasted when it could have been spent on driver training.

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Re: Revolutionary Road Crossing for Hua Hin

Post by J.J.B. » Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:54 pm

Pleng wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:02 pm
Firstly I feel the word "revolutionary" is thrown around far too easily these days. Secondly, I worry that anything that makes people feel safer crossing the road here could well be counter-productive to preventing RTAs
Quite right, Pleng. Perhaps better served by an ”evolutionary” crossing based on the principle of survival of the fittest.
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Re: Revolutionary Road Crossing for Hua Hin

Post by HHTel » Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:01 pm

I agree with caller. How are they going to measure success on a section of road where most of the time the traffic isn't moving but waiting for the lights to change!

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Re: Revolutionary Road Crossing for Hua Hin

Post by PeteC » Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:23 pm

Someone go give it a try.... :D Pete :cheers:

‘Smart crosswalk’ project kicks off in Hua Hin
Breaking News October 04, 2017 10:01
By The Nation http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/ ... s/30328411

The Highway Department along with a private firm have installed solar-cell lamps on a pedestrian crossing at the Hua Hin Market as part of the “smart crosswalk” project for 14 southern provinces.

Apichart Charnthanyakorn, director of Prachuap Khiri Khan Highway office, led some 20 workers from the East Asia Traffic Co Ltd to install 32 road-embedded solar-cell lamps on the Phetkasem Road pedestrian crossing at the Hua Hin market.

Apichart said the lamps would reflect the white strips of the crossing for motorists to see at night so that they could slow down. The battery would last 12 hours.

Apichart said the lamps would be connected to traffic lights at crossings and the lamps would be turned on when pedestrians see the signal to cross the road.

He said each lamp cost Bt100,000 and they were embedded at the edges of white strips, about 1.2 metres apart. Each lamp will last five years.

The Hua Hin market was chosen for the trial because the night market is a key tourism landmark, he added.

He said the installation at the Hua Hin market was on a trial basis. If it proved successful, more would be installed along Phetkasem Road in 14 southern provinces.
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