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Expat shows motorists driving through blocked rail crossing in Si Sa Ket

Jun 05. 2019
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By The Nation

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A Finnish expat living in Ubon Ratchathani has posted a video clip revealing Thai motorcyclists and motorists driving through a rail crossing that had already been blocked for an oncoming train.

Marco Haajanen, 52, who lives in Ubon Ratchathani, posted the video clip to his Facebook wall on Monday.

The video clip showed lowered barriers on both sides of the road in Si Sa Ket’s Kantharalak district. However, the barrier on each side blocked off only the lane close to the side of the road, leaving the other lane open.

Many motorcyclists and motorists could be seen avoiding the barrier and driving over the railway.

“Welcome to Thailand. I am wondering WHY people FEEL SORRY and sad for those who are KILLED by crossing Railways EVEN [when] there is CLEAR WARNING. Here is REALITY from Thailand, recorded by ME TODAY Monday 3rd June 2019,” Haajanen posted.

“Me personally just laugh for those who are killed as they know by them self they are committing suicide or similar. SHARE THIS TO ALL COMMUNITIES AND GROUPS AS THEY TOO CAN SEE THAI REALITY.”

His car was the first one parked behind a barrier, enabling his dashboard camera to record the risky behaviour.

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