Hua Hin's most dangerous pedestrian crossing

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Hua Hin's most dangerous pedestrian crossing

Post by usual suspect » Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:22 am

Bluport...Pedestrian crossing at the front of it, red lights, two guards who step out into the road blowing whistles..
AND THE CARS STILL WILL NOT STOP!
I witnessed a very near fatal incident 3 weeks ago, & yesterday as I passed the crossing the guys in their Santa outfits were just stepping into the road blowing their whistles as the red lights were due to come on, & Xmas shoppers about to cross (2 seconds left on green).
But to my amazement EIGHT cars kept on speeding thru' the red light & past these guys frantically blowing away!
(I pulled over to count the cars as they sped past)
There is a footbridge, so please, please use it.

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Re: Hua Hin's most dangerous pedestrian crossing

Post by Big Boy » Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:44 am

That crossing is a complete farce. The same Santas start blowing their whistle at cars to encourage them to go through red lights. I ignore the Santas and obey the lights.
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Re: Hua Hin's most dangerous pedestrian crossing

Post by StevePIraq » Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:02 pm

Two worst in my opinion, Market Village & Bangkok hospital, very few cars and just about no motorbikes stop at either. Crossing at either is taking your life in your hands
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Re: Hua Hin's most dangerous pedestrian crossing

Post by HHTel » Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:03 pm

Quite right BB. So do I. It's a shame we seem to be in the minority.
The 2 whistle blowers are more of a danger than a help!

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Re: Hua Hin's most dangerous pedestrian crossing

Post by Big Boy » Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:22 pm

StevePIraq wrote:
Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:02 pm
Two worst in my opinion, Market Village & Bangkok hospital
I understand what you're saying about Bangkok Hospital, but at least there's nobody in pantomime outfits there encouraging you to do the wrong thing.

Market Village, now that does confuse me. I don't even consider that an official crossing, and often far too dangerous to give way to pedestrians. I will only give way to pedestrians there if I am 110% sure there aren't any motorcyclists there, and no cars racing down the other lane. I approach with caution, and if somebody steps out, I have time to stop. Otherwise I just go straight past them.

This is contrary to everything I was taught when learning to drive in the UK, but you didn't have the brainless idiot motorcyclists to contend with coming down the blindside of a big truck.

Talking of dangerous pedestrian crossings, whatever happened to the revolutionary new 3.2M Baht crossing at the bottom of the Night Market? The bulbs are still in place I think, but the crossing reminds of the story of the king with no clothes. A complete farce.
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Re: Hua Hin's most dangerous pedestrian crossing

Post by hhinner » Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:53 pm

The night market crossing was worthwhile for somebody, I expect.

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Re: Hua Hin's most dangerous pedestrian crossing

Post by lomuamart » Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:58 pm

I went to the Imm Office at Bluport a month or so ago. Got off the songthaew at the crossing. There wasn't a car in sight on the southbound carriageway but the little man on the traffic light was red.
I started crossing and one of the young guys started blowing his whistle at me at pointing at the red man.
Think I shouted something at him along the lines of "stop being a fascist, there's nothing coming" but dutifully took a couple of paces back and waited for the all clear. He thanked me as I crossed over.

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Re: Hua Hin's most dangerous pedestrian crossing

Post by HHTel » Mon Dec 25, 2017 6:14 pm

Well, strangely enough, Thailand, like many other countries have laws regarding jaywalking. It's is technically illegal and carries a fine. Of course, it's rarely enforced in Thailand but fines have been dished out in BKK.

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Re: Hua Hin's most dangerous pedestrian crossing

Post by Big Boy » Mon Dec 25, 2017 6:23 pm

It probably does, but having somebody dressed in a Santa suit blowing a whistle at me would have made me see red, literally.
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Re: Hua Hin's most dangerous pedestrian crossing

Post by lomuamart » Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:00 pm

HHTel wrote:
Mon Dec 25, 2017 6:14 pm
Well, strangely enough, Thailand, like many other countries have laws regarding jaywalking. It's is technically illegal and carries a fine. Of course, it's rarely enforced in Thailand but fines have been dished out in BKK.
I was going to mention jaywalking. Didn't realise there was a law about it over here.

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Re: Hua Hin's most dangerous pedestrian crossing

Post by oakdale160 » Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:24 pm

I remember when visiting Canada one year. I was with a friend walking back to his car late at night, we came to a crossing at a traffic light, looking all 4 ways there were no lights to be seen for hundreds of yards in any direction. I started to cross and he scolded me and we stood there waiting for the lights to change. That's not Canadian, was his comment.

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Re: Hua Hin's most dangerous pedestrian crossing

Post by Takiap » Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:16 am

HHTel wrote:
Mon Dec 25, 2017 6:14 pm
Well, strangely enough, Thailand, like many other countries have laws regarding jaywalking. It's is technically illegal and carries a fine. Of course, it's rarely enforced in Thailand but fines have been dished out in BKK.

So technically it is illegal to cross roads here other than by means of a foot bridge. :wink:
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Re: Hua Hin's most dangerous pedestrian crossing

Post by oakdale160 » Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:48 am

Laws in Thai are like the 10 commandments in Christianity--statements of how things would be in a perfect society.
But in real life --------

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Re: Hua Hin's most dangerous pedestrian crossing

Post by HHTel » Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:57 am

Title 13 of the Road Traffic Act (Pedestrians)

Section 103 - 110

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Re: Hua Hin's most dangerous pedestrian crossing

Post by oakdale160 » Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:21 am

If you are knocked down on the crossing at BKK Hospital--there is bad news and good news-- Bad news, you have sustained terrible injuries--Good news--- You are 50m from the E.R.

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