The rules of a highly unequal society extend even to the highways, where have-nots are far more likely to be killed than haves.

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The Thai woman was riding on a motorcycle on her way to work when a pickup truck sideswiped her on a rural stretch of asphalt in northeastern Thailand. The truck's driver was an off-duty police officer. He was drunk.

Orathai Chanhom, the motorcyclist, was catapulted off her bike and killed almost instantly in the crash.

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The officer who struck her still has his police job. His driver's license was not taken

Inequality in life, and death

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Weak enforcement, compounded by corruption

A "sabai sabai" mindset

Shifting the blame

The high human cost