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Tour bus driver fined 5,000 baht and suspended after letting son have a go at the wheel

 

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The Department of Land Transport in Phuket responded to a social media post where a young boy was pictured on the lap of a tour bus driver. 

 

A poster said they could not tolerate this situation as the boy took the wheel and played with his daddy's phone. 

 

The driver was summoned to HQ. He is Surachai Riaproi who was operating the Phuket to Songkhla service. 

 

He was fined 5,000 baht and had his licence suspended for a month. 

 

Bus company Pattalung Taksin Co Ltd were warned that any more breaches of regulations like this and they would have their licence to operate withdrawn. 

 

Surachai said in an attempt at mitigation that he was taking his son to Pangnga and the bus was full. 

 

He was not allowed to drive the vehicle by himself, said the father, who said he was monitoring his boy at all times. 

 

Source: Daily News

 

 
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The company was threatened about losing their operating License that was until the official doing the threatening felt his back pocket and felt the envelope in there. Then his harsh words changed Like " Don't do it again please"

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1 hour ago, NamKangMan said:

 

You are assuming he actually pays the 5000 baht, and does not drive a vehicle for the next month. 

 

Some one will pay the 5,000 baht. And I would assume he just keeps on driving.  Maybe not for his old company for the month. But some other bus company.

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and a mcy uturn no no in front of rompho market is a big deal, shhsh.

 

imo if thais were truly concerned about this (sort of occurrence) they would inundate the bus company (owners) with complaints and boycott the company.

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"He was not allowed to drive the vehicle by himself, said the father, who said he was monitoring his boy at all times."

 

In other words the driver has no understanding of professional, appropriate and safe driving and especially with 30? passengers on board, their safety in his hands.

 

He shouldn't be driving any vehicle ever. 

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On 12/17/2018 at 10:12 AM, LivinginKata said:

5,000 baht does not sound much. But loss of income for 1 month is much more expensive. 

And the loss of lives of the passengers is even more expensive.

Should be jailed.

What control could the driver have with a kid on his lap ?

Doesn't beggar belief because this is Thailand.

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On 12/18/2018 at 5:49 PM, Pattaya28 said:

And the loss of lives of the passengers is even more expensive.

Should be jailed.

What control could the driver have with a kid on his lap ?

Doesn't beggar belief because this is Thailand.

 

What more do you want, for 300 baht a day????  🙂

 

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