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Fatal minivan crash: crackdown and investigation ordered, emergency number issued

 

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Thai caption: Crackdown on minivans

 

The fatal minivan crash that claimed the lives of eleven people this morning has resulted in a predictable response. 

 

The new transport minister has called for a crackdown on the vans to make sure they are up to standard.

 

Saksayam Chidchob - whose family run a racetrack in Buriram in Thailand's north east - confirmed that the van driver had a microsleep (lap nai) that led to the collision with a truck. 

 

No GPS was in operation contrary to the regulations but Sanook reported that Saksayam wanted more details. 

 

They said members of the public could call 1584 if they see sub-standard vans. 

 

Some 15,881 vans that are ten years old are due to be taken off the roads over the next ten years. 

 

Source: Sanook

 

 

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7 minutes ago, webfact said:

Saksayam Chidchob - whose family run a racetrack in Buriram in Thailand's north east - confirmed that the van driver had a microsleep (lap nai) that led to the collision with a truck. 

The driver survived to confirm this? It was not related to the number of hours the driver had to work to make a living?

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Saksayam Chidchob - whose family run a racetrack in Buriram in Thailand's north east  So thats where their drivers come from ?

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Uh, yeah.   Whatever, I'm going back to sleep...

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42 minutes ago, webfact said:

They said members of the public could call 1584 if they see sub-standard vans.

And the substandard drivers?

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I dont see it ever changing we have been talking about the same ting for the last 20 years

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What will be the predictable response to todays death toll probably the same as tomorrows nothing as this wave of micro sleeping KO's "so yesterdays" brake failure 🤔

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

Some 15,881 vans that are ten years old are due to be taken off the roads over the next ten years. 

By which time the last of these vehicles will be 20 years old.

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I'm confused. Does that mean that the last of the 15000 vans will be 20 years old when it is taken off the road?

I am sure most of them will be knackered or will have crashed by then ! 
regards Worgeordie


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