Thai driving still causing mayhem as pickup is on wrong side of the road at traffic lights.
Yet further evidence of some of the appalling and selfish driving on Thai roads was posted online after a video was made at the weekend.
This latest excuse for a driver was a person in a pick-up on the wrong side of the road at some lights in the Wiang sub-district of the northern Thai province of Phayao.
Oncoming traffic, then turning traffic has to go around this driver before the lights turn green and he can continue on his merry way.
TV presenters shook their heads less in disbelief and more in resigned acceptance of the madness of it all.
While Sanook said in the headline to their report on the video: “This is Thailand right? Pick-up going the wrong way without a care of causing an accident.”
The license plate of this miscreant was clearly visible and it should not be too difficult for the authorities to act.
Just to reinforce this much talked about topic, I was left in deep shock last night when I was almost involved in a serious accident. I was approaching traffic lights in my car and the lights were showing 17 seconds left on green. There was no real need to slow down but something made me do exactly that. A motorbike driven by a young boy with a girl passenger (no helmets) came hurtling across my path from my right. Obviously, they had gone through on red at high speed and the slight reduction in my speed meant I was able to stop about four feet from their path. Had I hit them, there was only going to be one result. I had to pull over as soon as I could to calm myself down. Why are these young people so stupid ? More importantly,what can be done about it?