COMMENT: What does it take to change driving habits?

PUBLISHED ON WED, MAY 16, 2018 3:11 PM

COMMENT: What does it take to change driving habits?

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

By Tanutam Thawan

 

IMG_7554-1021x580.jpg

  

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

 
thtthaiger.png
-- © Copyright The Thaiger 2018-05-16
latest news from Phuket

Body found floating off Kata BeachBy The Phuket News Navy personnel posted at the Marine Rescue Unit at Kata Beach bring the body ashore earlier today (Aug 15). Photo: Supplied PHUKET:-- Officials are hoping to identify the body of a man found floating off Kata beach earlier today (Aug 15). The...

READ MORE...

Yanui the crocodile has DNA testsBy The Nation, The Thaiger  Veterinarians from Mahidol University took blood from Yanui the crocodile for DNA testing on Wednesday morning. The results of Yanui’s precise species will have to wait for about two weeks. At the Phuket Coastal Fisheries Research and...

READ MORE...

Water shutoff for repairs to affect ‘whole of Chalong’By The Phuket News This one is to affect the entire area of Chalong. Photo: The Phuket News / file PHUKET:-- The Phuket Provincial Waterworks Authority (PWA) have announced that there will be no water supply for what at this stage has been...

READ MORE...

Central Phuket to open on Sept 10By The Nation  Central Pattana Plc (CPN) announced that the grand opening of Central Phuket will be held ‪on September 10. Establishing a new shopping district in the heart of Phuket, Central Phuket is developed with an investment of Bt20 billion, with a shopping...

READ MORE...
sponsors