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Council garbage truck driver fined B1k for brake failure ending in 10-car Patong pile-up

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1 minute ago, Assurancetourix said:

When you know that you can buy a pickup without bumpers and also without various parts, it would not be surprising that you can also buy a vehicle without braking system ...

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I'd forgotten that.

I bought a new Mitsubishi Strada fifteen years ago and one of the many things I had to pay extra for was front & rear bumpers.

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13 hours ago, sammieuk1 said:

It all ended up a Patpong when our old friend the long overdue brake failure rolled back into town 🤔 

FAKE NEWS FAKE NEWS

 

Brake fade not Brake failure

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Still looking for someone in Phuket affected by this and commenting - nope, didn't think so.

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2 hours ago, steven100 said:

Thailand …..  the brake failing capital of the world. 😜

More breaks fail in Thailand than anywhere else in the world  !! 

With zero maintenance it make complete sense... shame he missed a few tuk tuks!

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3 hours ago, steven100 said:

Thailand …..  the brake failing capital of the world. 😜

More breaks fail in Thailand than anywhere else in the world  !! 

I mention that long time ago, they only make that cars especially for Thailand.

Other countries do not need it.

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When you serious thinking about this then you realize that it only comes down to maintenance, maintenance, and again maintenance.

Even in this case, the owner is the municipality!

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3 hours ago, steven100 said:

Thailand …..  the brake failing capital of the world. 😜

More breaks fail in Thailand than anywhere else in the world  !! 

no ploblem sir, somchai can fix.....

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2 hours ago, thaiguzzi said:

Maybe i'm missing something, but surely the municipal or private company he works for should be fined 100k or 1 million Baht or whatever, for having an unsafe commercial vehicle on the public road, and not the driver being fined 1000 Baht.

 

Agreed, also fined for employing a driver without ensuring he is adequately trained. 

 

I suspect the brakes may have been working at the top of the hill, but by the time the truck was near the bottom of the hill they had over-heated and failed. 

 

A common accident in Phuket for drivers large vehicles 'ride the brakes' and rely less on engine breaking (i.e. 1st gear), ultimately the brakes fail. 

 

 

 

 

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17 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

The driver of a Kamala Municipality garbage truck has been fined B1,000 for reckless driving after the brakes allegedly failed

Good job he didn't kill someone, he may have had a problem finding an extra 500 baht !

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So there was brake fluid all over the road was there ? Did any of the police jump in the cab and press the brake pedal....... I know the engine was not running but there should have been some resistance .

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Or just knocked it into Neutral and was just coasting down the hill,

tried to brake too late,do the Police just take the drivers word the

brakes failed,dont think they can be @rsed to check them.

regards worgeordie

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