Where red means ‘go’

Bangkok Post - - OPINION -

To­day I read again the shock­ing statis­tics that are ac­corded to driv­ing on the roads here in Thai­land!

Sadly to say, my home prov­ince of Ray­ong is rated the worst in the coun­try!

This morn­ing on the way to the of­fice I saw a pickup pull out in front of a lady mo­tor­cy­clist! The pickup just did not stop! Luck­ily no ac­ci­dent! This or some­thing sim­i­lar I see on a daily basis.

Each time within 500 me­tres of leav­ing my house I can wit­ness some ter­ri­ble driv­ing. Every day and every evening. Even early in the morn­ing the “red lights” are ig­nored.

“Eti­quette or po­lite­ness” on the high­ways just does not ex­ist. Peo­ple just drive here as they want.

So who is to blame for that? Surely then the blame “starts at the top”? SIR LANCE Ray­ong

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