Expat forum discussion cover why some Thais sometimes drive without looking for any other vehicles who’s path might soon intersect their own. Most of the same reason are given why warning signs are useless to such drivers. The photo below shows several warnings to approaching drivers that this road is about to cross a railroad track:
* Two speed bumps, colored with red and white stripes.
* A Stop sign.
* Signposts made from railroad ties, also painted with red and white stripes, topped with white diamond shaped signs containing Thai writing. These are hard to see because of the overgrown weeks.
Ignore the man in the safety vest. He wasn’t there yesterday but the other warnings were.
Yesterday, 200 yards south of the crossing.
[Updated Aug 15, 2011:]The city cut the weeds.