How many commonsense safety violations can you spot?
A rather infuriating video’s got the /r/IdiotsInCars subreddit extremely bothered, Redditors smacking the foreheads in disbelief.
/u/TheRookieGetsaCookie submitted a video showing a woman driving, whilst filming herself and her passenger holding a baby, as they careen through what one Redditor ID’d as Koh Phangan, Thailand. The Wat Samai Kongka temple seems to be a dead giveaway.
And, here’s the kicker, none of them are wearing their seatbelts!
Check out the video for yourself below.
You’d assume Thailand, often depicted as all over the place with their traffic laws, would not have a specific phone use while driving law, but you’d be wrong.
It’s similar with seatbelts, too, Thailand passing a nationwide law last year that makes it compulsory to wear a seatbelt while operating a vehicle.
The fine? 2000 Bhat ($60.)
While one or two traffic laws, like license plate placement and exhaust decibel levels seem frivolous and a waste of everyone’s time and money, a majority of traffic laws have a purpose and are for your own safety and the safety of others, no matter what country you’re in.
It’s clear these women have little to no common sense, think bad accidents will never happen to them, and don’t care how their actions affect others.
“No seatbelts, unrestrained child in the front seat, and using a cellphone while driving. Trifecta of dumbf*****y. I feel so sorry for that poor kid,” /u/wcslater replies.
“…they look like tourists/expatriates in Thailand. Driving like this as a foreigner in an Asian country is just begging for an accident to take place,” /u/FireTempest adds.
There’s also the fact, as others have pointed out, that in the event of an airbag going off, it would not bode well for that child’s wellbeing.
“If that airbag goes off, that baby’s skull is jello,” /u/MrZurkoAndFriends comments.
“Or, the baby gets crushed between the weight of the woman and the dashboard if they even get into a fender bender where the airbags don’t deploy. Inertia and physics will kill that kid in an instant, then they can have all sorts of on-line notoriety,” /u/beav1977-02 morbidly, but accurately, predicts.
If this was the 1970s, before the advent of most modern safety laws, I can give them a pass. They don’t know any better.
But, it’s 2023, people. We know better. Everyone knows better.
Don’t be a dumb***!
Do you know who these nitwits are?
Anything to add?
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