COMMENT: What does it take to change driving habits?

COMMENT: What does it take to change driving habits?

12 year old Chinnarat Kajatroka's death was avoidable and unnecessary.

By Tanutam Thawan

 

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Yesterday we had to report the sad news of 12 year old Chinnarat Kajatroka who fell off the motorbike he was driving whilst his 12 year old passenger had to watch in horror as his friend’s head was crushed by a tour bus which was following behind. On his own admission the two were travelling very fast, apparently racing another motorbike that had three other school friends on it.

 

None of them were wearing bike helmets.

 

12 years old, travelling at high speed on a busy road, no bike helmets, no motorbike licence – a recipe for disaster and a cautionary tale. As is often the case, we didn’t share some of the photos sent to us with the story. The boy’s head had been crushed and his brains were splattered all over the road. While many of these graphic photos are still acceptable with some Thai media we opt for the western sensibility and not share these challenging images.

 

Full story: https://thethaiger.com/thailand-news/comment-what-does-it-take-to-change-driving-habits

 
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