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BANGKOK 26 March 2019 13:04
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Thailand takes steps to improve transport safety for tourists

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4 hours ago, downunder66 said:

Mini-buses are the WORST. Drivers paid to speed from job to job, no seat belts, and freely risking tourist lives and locals on the roads. No police visible on the roads that I saw from Trang to the Malay border in a minivan driven wildly by a 20 year old driver on wet roads some 6 weeks ago


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Trained, mobile, traffic officers seem absent. The brown and yellow "Highway Police" seem to concentrate on large trucks and buses for whatever reason. I doubt there are many Thai wearing a police costume that have knowledge of how to initiate a traffic stop. Years ago, I learned how to do this at the academy and cringe at their antics.

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5 hours ago, Nong Khai Man said:

And Checking to see if the driver has got any YABA On his person.....

Yaba on his person ?, Don,t you really mean IN his person ?

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Of course these transport safety steps will include all the bus drivers having an air brake ticket! (not to mention a commercial drivers license).  

 

Well they do this in most civilized countries but then they usually have extensive driving exams which one can not buy!

 

With regard to safety at sea, GPS tourist wristbands, about as stupid as this whole article!

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Yea right 😂 standards, maintenance 🙄- you will get couple thousand baht to the deceased, a wai, apology, if your lucky some flowers, that is a lot less work than enforcing, and that’s how it will stay until it’s too late

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

First to launch this April will be safety standards for tour buses. Apart from vehicle checks, bus drivers must be trained regarding tour services, have limited driving hours and drive responsibly.

 

Are they also including training for the drivers on how to quickly run away from the scene of the crash without getting caught, after the bus ends up in a ditch because of "brake failure" or because the driver was speeding and/or on drugs and/or had been driving for who knows how long without any sleep?  :cheesy:

 

 

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5 hours ago, Thaiwrath said:

Checking EVERY set of brakes should be the first step !

Brake failure, my arse !

don't forget body armour although considering the number of daily stabbings in the UK the Brits could bring their own.

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Maybe they are going to employ drivers from abroad with PSV licences.🤪

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Real driving tests might be something they might consider!

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And after the thai inspectors have checked the buses a real farang inspector should also check them to  point out what the thai  missed.

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13 hours ago, webfact said:

overturn perceptions of the country as a dangerous tourist destination.

The only things that will overturn are the buses.

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19 hours ago, Nong Khai Man said:

And Checking to see if the driver has got any YABA On his person.....

or in his person

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to improve tourist safety standards nationwide

This is funny because it implies that there are actual standards in place that merely need improvement.

 

My daily quota of internet giggles is now filled, so early in the day too.

 

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