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Unreliable GPS and faulty brakes blamed after scores injured in bus crash in Nan


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2 hours ago, Don Mega said:

How was the GPS unreliable ?

 

Sound more like user error to me.

it  forgot to add the 1 in front of the 38kmh?

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How was the GPS unreliable ?   Sound more like user error to me.

Let's say brain failure .. When you are a smart bus (or truck) driver, you don't need the brake pedal on a descent, even if it is long ... Even if you have an automatic gearbox because it can stil

Police test the brakes yet? These excuses are not good enough. Start charging these idiot drivers with negligence or murder in cases that call for it and then and only then will things start to g

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25 minutes ago, Matzzon said:

Of course! Staying awake and looking at the road is totally overrated.

dont worry  no  valuable  lesson will have been learnt by the retard  driving.............you  can also see this  daily  when on a two  lane road a  car starts  to  pull  out on you with no signal then at the last second spots  you and pulls  back in..................second you  pass him he repeats  it again with no  signal....they learn  NOTHING and never  will until death finally  removes them, thankfully

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Faulty brakes? I'm no expert but I don't think so. I'm guessing the brakes failed cos he was using them to navigate a steep slope rather than gears. Happens time and time again here, Patong Hill being a prime example. You'd think they'd learn by the experience of others, but I suppose if they keep going with, and accepting, the faulty brakes narrative no-one will learn anything.

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Timely reading about faulty GPS. I depend on mine heavily. It is seldom faulty. But today in a western country, twice. The first time, I missed a specialist doctor's appointment. The second time, I knew better and ignored it.

I give the bus some leeway on the faulty GPS but not on the brake issue.

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4 hours ago, rooster59 said:

Realising the error, the driver turned the bus around in a bid to reach Pua district. As the bus was travelling down a steep slope on the way to the correct destination, the driver said the bus suddenly developed brake failure.

Of course the GPS was at fault ?

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2 hours ago, nausea said:

Faulty brakes? I'm no expert but I don't think so. I'm guessing the brakes failed cos he was using them to navigate a steep slope rather than gears. Happens time and time again here, Patong Hill being a prime example. You'd think they'd learn by the experience of others, but I suppose if they keep going with, and accepting, the faulty brakes narrative no-one will learn anything.

They never learn because they are never taught. Thailand the land of the blind leading the blind into an ever darkening chasm.

Anyway no problem see accident thank Bhudda not you new amulet at the next set of lights.

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2 hours ago, Chazar said:

it  forgot to add the 1 in front of the 38kmh?

 

Maybe 138 is exaggerated ?  :cheesy:

But with so many serious injuries, he certainly did not enter the ditch at 38 km / h;
certainly much more, and if, in addition, no passenger was fastened to the compulsory seat belt on all scheduled or passenger buses, it certainly aggravated their injuries.

 

On this subject, this morning I was stopped at a red light next to a minibus; as I am on a mountain bike, I can watch what is going on in the vehicles.
I noticed that no passenger had fastened their seat belt; Besides, I also noticed that I did not see a belt in this minibus, which can make it clear that the passengers were not attached ...:w00t:

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5 hours ago, rooster59 said:

Unreliable GPS and faulty brakes blamed after scores injured in bus crash in Nan

If you don't know how to use electronics, do as your ancestors did!
The turn of the brakes is back to be responsible for another lousy accident caused by a criminal idiot!

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18 minutes ago, Assurancetourix said:

 

Maybe 138 is exaggerated ?  :cheesy:

But with so many serious injuries, he certainly did not enter the ditch at 38 km / h;
certainly much more, and if, in addition, no passenger was fastened to the compulsory seat belt on all scheduled or passenger buses, it certainly aggravated their injuries.

 

On this subject, this morning I was stopped at a red light next to a minibus; as I am on a mountain bike, I can watch what is going on in the vehicles.
I noticed that no passenger had fastened their seat belt; Besides, I also noticed that I did not see a belt in this minibus, which can make it clear that the passengers were not attached ...:w00t:

As a knowledgeable , experienced bus driver, would you know whether these modern buses are fitted with automatic or manual transmissions? Not that that should make much difference as properly trained, professional drivers know how to use either system when encountering steep downhill slopes.

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20 minutes ago, Assurancetourix said:

 

Maybe 138 is exaggerated ?  :cheesy:

But with so many serious injuries, he certainly did not enter the ditch at 38 km / h;
certainly much more, and if, in addition, no passenger was fastened to the compulsory seat belt on all scheduled or passenger buses, it certainly aggravated their injuries.

 

On this subject, this morning I was stopped at a red light next to a minibus; as I am on a mountain bike, I can watch what is going on in the vehicles.
I noticed that no passenger had fastened their seat belt; Besides, I also noticed that I did not see a belt in this minibus, which can make it clear that the passengers were not attached ...:w00t:

Used to travel regularly by Bus in Thailand years ago and on every trip my Wife and Myself were the only ones wearing Seatbelts....Period.  Since those days things have got progressively worse and we just don't use Buses anymore.

 

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Up here in the north of Thailand you would be surprised how often the GPS lady sends you down the shortest route with no real awareness of the kind of vehicle you’re driving or the conditions of that road. In a car you can easily rectify the situation but in a bus that size you would have a real problem getting yourself out of trouble, being on a narrow road that you didn’t expect to be on. The bus driver had probably never been in that area before  

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2 minutes ago, Burma Bill said:

Unreliable GPS, faulty brakes and "the driver"??? Possibly micro-sleep as it is a long drive from Samut Prakan to Nan - 686 kilometers!!

 

As long as the line and touring trucks and coaches do not have a working digital tachograph and the police trained in this, we will continue to have this type of accident with drivers who drive 48 hours a day (it's a joke but I'm not far from reality, unfortunately) without taking a day off during the year ..

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