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VIDEO: Speeding Thai minivan driver rages at foreign tourist who told him to slow down

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VIDEO: Speeding Thai minivan driver rages at foreign tourist who told him to slow down

 

 

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Image: Sanook

 

A minivan driver has been caught on camera berating a foreign tourist who complained about his dangerous driving.

 

The incident, footage of which was shared to Facebook, occurred when the foreigner said the man was driving too fast and told him slow down during the journey from Surat Thani to Phuket.

 

A photo shared by Sanook News showed the van’s speedometer at 130 kph.

 

During the trip the foreign tourist reportedly told the driver of the interprovincial mini van to slow down as an accident could occur.

 

However, rather than trying to drive safely, responsibly and within the legal speed limit, the driver stopped the vehicle and launched an angry tirade at the foreigner.

 

“If you are scared of dying, why don’t you get off?”, the diver said.

 

“Thai people don't worry, why you scared?”, he added.

 

The confrontation ended when another passenger intervened and the driver continued on the journey.

 

But that wasn’t all. Many of the Thai passengers also complained the driver was rude, bad mannered and had they had been overcharged 150 baht for the journey.

 

People commenting on social media heavily criticised the driver and said the Department of Land Transport needs to do more about rogue minivan drivers.

 

Others said the footage will ruin the image of Thailand, particularly among tourists.

 

Source: Sanook

 

 
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Being told you are doing your job poorly in front of others = Perfect example of loss of face.

 

Result = Anger

 

I am just surprised there was no violence.

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You have to laugh when he says "why worry?" A quick reference to the country's accident statistics might provide the answer.

Much of which are caused by idiots driving too fast.

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9 minutes ago, Somtamnication said:

Typical Thais. They agreed with the driver. 

Unfortunately enough yes....afraid if violence can arise!

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5 minutes ago, darksidedog said:

You have to laugh when he says "why worry?" A quick reference to the country's accident statistics might provide the answer.

Much of which are caused by idiots driving too fast.

Not sure your average Thai would even know that tbf

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16 minutes ago, rooster59 said:

Others said the footage will ruin the image of Thailand, particularly among tourists.

Seems to be a national pastime, no shortage of contenders here.

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18 minutes ago, rooster59 said:

“Thai people don't worry, why you scared?”

This should be the headline of the next edition of WHO status report on global road safety.

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1 hour ago, rooster59 said:

Others said the footage will ruin the image of Thailand, particularly among tourists.

Don't you get tired of hearing that,nobody gives a <deleted>,they just do what they want,

thinking nothing will ever effect Teflon Thailand,BUT one day they might be wondering

what happened !.

regards Worgeordie 

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18 minutes ago, Somtamnication said:

Typical Thais. They agreed with the driver. 

Typical Thaivisa member's comment.  They didn't.

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For a country of people who don't like to lose face, it's almost a national past time.

I wonder if they really know what foreigners think of them?? 

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1 minute ago, Just Weird said:

Typical Thaivisa member's comment.  They didn't.

Here we go the but, but, but crew have arrived

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16 minutes ago, Briggsy said:

Being told you are doing your job poorly in front of others = Perfect example of loss of face.

 

Result = Anger

 

I am just surprised there was no violence.

I am more surprised he didn't cause an accident

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Just weird you seem to be confused and sad. Wake up and smell the coffee

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Just now, PatOngo said:
14 minutes ago, rooster59 said:

Others said the footage will ruin the image of Thailand, particularly among tourists.

Seems to be a national pastime, no shortage of contenders here.

That ultimate concern ..... it might tarnish the image of Thailand .....      :thumbsup:

 

Had an Air Asia minivan driver - or subcontracted by them doing the same from Mukdahan to Nakorn Panhom. There was no reason too. They had phoned ahead and their was an hour to wait or more when we got to the airport.

That said, he nearly got in a accident twice because of his speed. Both things you could see about to happen  but because of speed had a tough time avoiding it. I felt like we had a very good chance of dying before we got on the flight.

 

Another day in Thailand.

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