We are working on a project to help address the limited availability of Advanced Defensive Riding Skills available to Motorcycle Riders In Thailand. Carol is a British Motorcycle Instructor who has spent many years teaching people to British Test Standards and Advanced Defensive Riding skills. She is now working with Thai Friends on finding new ways … Continue reading Mission to bring Advanced Rider Training to Thailand
I love you, but the way you drive is a danger to me. I learned a long time ago that people change when they pass their motorcycle license tests. The license demonstrates they are qualified, as they have just put a lot of work into learning the skills to pass the test, they feel rightly … Continue reading Relative Risk
I have lived in this flat in a nice little corner of a sea side town, on the South West coast of England for well over ten years now. Shortly after moving in, the large garden opposite was sold to a gentleman who built a house on it. Two in fact. His family lives in … Continue reading Just a neighbourly accident!
Anybody who has done any advanced Roadcraft training in the UK would have heard about the vanishing point, it is a technique that is commonly used to judge entrance speed for cornering. First I will explain it for those not familiar with it. Then I will make some points on it's limitations, especially in Thailand. Lets first … Continue reading What’s the point? – Discussing the vanishing point technique.
Road safety across much of Asia is based on compliance approaches that do little to understand the core beliefs and cultural challenges found on the roads. I propose that this should be addressed and instead new thinking should be applied that works with core beliefs to improve the situation for all. There is a new … Continue reading Buddhism and Safety II
Ever since bicycles were invented, riders have been crashing two-wheelers. It might seem obvious that making a hole in a hedge is a lack of skill, and that if riders crash because they aren’t… Source: *** COMMENT *** Is training working?
In these short series of 5 videos, Sidney Dekker gives an introduction into the new approach to workplace safety. What he is discussing could and does also apply to the Road Safety world as well.
This is a couple of articles I have posted elsewhere condensed down and shared here in relation to riding on Thai roads. Emergency Stops I am not saying everyone who does not do it this way is wrong. The bottom line here is 'best experiences based on years of experience and training'. This is not … Continue reading Emergency Stops and Slow Riding Control
The current situation regarding banning motorcycles from the bridges and tunnels that cross the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok is causing anguish and problems for hundreds of riders who need to cross the river on a daily basis. While also recently in the news was a case of a rider who through his actions of … Continue reading Thailand Motorcycle Road Safety Ambassadors
If we could reset 'Road Safety' would we make the same mistakes again? world road safety status hits plateau from the world highways post "Lack of enforcement undermines the potential of road safety laws to reduce injuries and deaths. More work is needed to explore the best ways to optimise enforcement of existing road safety … Continue reading What If we could reset ‘Road Safety’