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Transport minister says drivers, not vans, are key threat to passenger safety

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I would say the bloke needs a....

 

 

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Someone has actually woken up and smelt the coffee at last. Will anything be done about bad drivers? Will a new driving test with meaning ever be introduced? I very much doubt it. To drive on Thailand's roads is a very stressful experience for many of us, who have had a life time of driving in countries where the driving test is strict and laws are applied with vigor.

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4 hours ago, graemeaylward said:

Has nobody heard of tachometers here?


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Too complicated.

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I noticed a few members put confused and sad emijons on the OP, would love to know why...

 

Please tell your reason.....🤔

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3 hours ago, pattayadgw said:

Wow... a minister finally speaking some truth.  Having recently been through the hoops again for my car and bike license renewal i can honestly say (as us expats already know) the driving test / examination system needs to be dismantled and rebuilt.  I first sat there at the brake reflex / test gizmo and them the colored lights changing and having to identify what color they were before proceeding to the one hour video.  I tried to maintain concentration as best i could during the video (it was all car and not bike) and mentally noted there was no mention of wearing seatbelts, no mention of not using handphones +++.  There were only 5 expats present with the remainder being Thai.  At the end of it all i thought to myself how pathetic it was that people who have a 5 year license and only want to renew have to endure this... total waste of time / resources.

When I got my 2 year temporary license all I did was watch a 30 minute video got my picture taken and walked out with a license

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The two problems are the drivers and vehicle maintenance.  

 

The bad part of this article is at the end where another person is criticizing his view.  So nothing will change.

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55 minutes ago, newnative said:

   I don't drive in Thailand--and certainly not a transport van--so this American is not contributing to the accident rate.  

I do drive here at first I was worried about driving on the wrong side of the road vers american roads that actually wasn't bad with the steering wheel on the right but the Thai drivers here are scary passing in curves or no passing zones motorcycles riding the wrong way and this includes family members. My wife's son wrecked ourr new truck driving to fast

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3 minutes ago, Fred white said:

I do drive here at first I was worried about driving on the wrong side of the road vers american roads that actually wasn't bad with the steering wheel on the right but the Thai drivers here are scary passing in curves or no passing zones motorcycles riding the wrong way and this includes family members. My wife's son wrecked ourr new truck driving to fast

I don't let the "locals" drive my rides....Not worth the worry...

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Posted (edited)
20 hours ago, HeyHeyHey said:

No way

 

It is

 

a) faulty breaks

b) faulty steering

c) too much rain

d) someone else's fault

e) not charged amulet with good luck

faulty breaks..... you mean like faulty lunch breaks lol.

 

Faulty staring

 

just kidding, I'm the grammar police

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On 8/13/2019 at 2:38 PM, webfact said:

and so warnings could not be immediately issued to speeding vans but only IF the vans reached their destinations, at best.

Would that possibly entail DLT phoning the driver, while he is driving.

 

''Hey driver, Hairy Cornflake here. Slow the <deleted> down''

 

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I wonder if their are more accidents with vans as the owners of van companies are less stringent than those employing coach drivers ?

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22 hours ago, Snuller21 said:

First time that I hear that. But so true. Give the drivers a driving test, and see how few will qualify. Maybe one in 20. And then no more Brake Failures.

most brake failures are caused by mobile phones they must boil the oil

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The safety of passengers riding in public vans must be tackled at its root problem, the bad driving behaviours of drivers, said Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob on Tuesday.

 

 

Think better and more effect will have  is 

To increase the traffic safety is to tackle at its root problem, the bad driving behaviours of thai drivers and lack of respect to the rules and regulations because they are not enforced.

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Transport minister says drivers, not vans, are key threat to passenger safety.

Hummmmm, by this logic, people, not guns, are key threat to peoples' safety.

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Posted (edited)
23 hours ago, from the home of CC said:

drug/alcohol regular testing and speed governors could save thousands of lives.. 

So could castration at puberty to protect future generations but that won't happen either 😂😂

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