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

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So the life of the Flying Coffins gets extended....

And they want to public to tell them if unauthorised vehicles are in use....

Basically checking the compliance information before getting in.

Errr.

And add to that information about the driver and if he is stoned, or just hyper on M150 power drinks.

 

Sounds like a good idea for a start up company to build and assemble the Micro buses in the LOS.

And get about 20,000 death traps and drivers, off the road. 

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The OP is mostly absolute tosh and only serves to illustrate how poorly informed the authorities are on road safety.

somewhere they refer to drivers being the "root" of the problem....this is rubbish; they are a SYMPTOM of the situation.

Unless Thailand embraces the SAFE SYSTEM they will achieve nothing and continue to be a source of ridicule for the international health and safety community.

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3 hours ago, Surasak said:

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.

one only has to look at the driving tests USA use to take to realise that this is only a small part of the problem

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Posted (edited)
7 hours ago, graemeaylward said:

Has nobody heard of tachometers here?


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Of course - it is essential that Tachos are used - as part of a holistic scheme - however this has to be accompanied by a fully employed and trained body of professionals to enforce it as well as a calibration authority and a retraining of police and drivers as well as retro-fitting to 180,000 vehicles  - and that's just the mninvans, there are 1,000,000 goods vehicles and the other buses on top of that.

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All BS lip-service. All for show. Nothing will be done...nothing will change.

 

Would be nice if they would put one-millionth the effort into safe Thai driving as they do into silly TM30 and other freakin' ridiculous immigration horseshit! :bah:

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wasting money to install gps where data is not transmitted or ever check. Perhaps they should just limit the speed of these vans to 100 km/hr.

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

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

How many years did it take to find out this?

And how many years to do something about it?

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On 8/13/2019 at 8:38 AM, webfact said:

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

Hallelujah! He's seen the light!

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