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Thai minivan driver caught in double lie as female motorcyclist killed in Sattahip

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Thai minivan driver caught in double lie as female motorcyclist killed in Sattahip

 

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A minivan driver taking a group of South Korean tourists from Pattaya to U-Tapao airport told police that he was innocent after her hit and killed a 30-40 year old woman riding a motorcycle. 

 

Buasorn Donkaew, 39, said the motorcycle was going the wrong way and he hadn't been drinking.

 

An alcohol test showed he had 114 mg in his system, well over twice the limit for holders of five year licences. 

 

And CCTV showed that the motorcycle was innocently going along correctly in the left hand lane. He hit her from behind. 

 

Pol Lt Pattananan Somnuan said that Buasorn has been charged with negligent driving causing death and is now in custody. 

 

He added that the identity of the victim was not known and efforts were being made to find her relatives. 

 

The accident happened on Samakhee Hill KM marker 164 on Sukhumvit Road on Monday.

 

Source: Daily News

 

 

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3 minutes ago, johng said:

Yes holders of the provisional 2 years licence have a lower alcohol limit....but for public service vehicle drivers it really should be zero ( well as close as).

The minibuses are some of the worst drivers on the road..always in a hurry zig zagging across the road thinking they are Formula One drivers..when in reality they are often drunk or high on amphetamines and always on the phone total maniacs !!!!!

should be the SAME for all holders of any driving licence.....Sheer stupidity but where are we????!!!

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5 minutes ago, johng said:

Yes holders of the provisional 2 years licence have a lower alcohol limit....but for public service vehicle drivers it really should be zero ( well as close as).

The minibuses are some of the worst drivers on the road..always in a hurry zig zagging across the road thinking they are Formula One drivers..when in reality they are often drunk or high on amphetamines and always on the phone total maniacs !!!!!

Agree with the mini buses, crazy and always packed with passengers.I lived on Sukhumvit near Bang Sare, a trip from/to Pattaya was a nightmare in a van, always used baht bus.

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12 hours ago, Olmate said:

Agree with the mini buses, crazy and always packed with passengers.I lived on Sukhumvit near Bang Sare, a trip from/to Pattaya was a nightmare in a van, always used baht bus.

there is NO difference between van driver and baht bus driver....they have no clue as to how to drive safely and properly,. thats why I drive myself when wanting to go places. I only put my trust with MYSELF....dont like being driven by any Thai person. Long time ago I was in a truck being driven by thai man.....we were going down a fairly steep hill with bad bends....what did he do....depressed the clutch...which made truck go faster....<deleted>

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Why would a tourist want to visit Thailand when their lives will be at risk on public transportation?

 

Maybe I can answer that: for the same reason Thais drink and drive! Just don't care, or too stupid to know any better.

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2 minutes ago, richard_smith237 said:

I've been driving here for 20+ years, but only have the 2 year temp license (downgraded from the 5yr license because I didn't have a Non-Imm visa this time round)... All irrelevant though as I don't drink drive.

 

The limits for any driver of a public vehicle should be Zero - a hard no tolerance limit with automatic jail time - this is the only way this issue can be dealt with to protect innocent passengers. 

 

The manner in which Thailand repeatedly handles these issues is nothing other than juvenile.

The manner is logical its done this way in the EU too, most countries except for a few out of date ones have a lower limit for alcohol for novice drivers or 0. I see only a few countries UK for one also the one with the highest allowed alcohol (wonder why people still say that the UK has no drinking culture)

 

You can't expect the Thais to change their system as some foreigners a minority can't get a better license. These laws were made with Thais in mind. 

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