This is the first real rain of the season. It has been coming down for the better part of 60 hours. I the cities of Isaan any rain immediatly causes localized flooding. This is due to the quality of engineering and zoning in the region. Flat roads usually hae plenty of standing water and aquaplaning is a common occurrence, especially when people are driving too fast for conditions and that is the rule rather than the exception in Northeast Thailand. Heavily tinted windows compounded with vehicles without headlamps on is another cause of many of the accidents as well.
Driving on the wrong side of the road is not uncommon. Once again why will the Thai government make headlamps on at all times when on the road mystifies me.. Could it be that the 30% of that law would be ZERO..