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"You're falling asleep and gonna crash" - Tour bus driver nods off and crashes, 30 hurt

 

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Passengers on a privately owned tour bus heading south got concerned when their vehicle was wandering off a straight line. 

 

They thought that their elderly driver was nodding off behind the wheel. 

 

They allegedly told him to stop and get rest.

 

He ignored their advice and plugged on. He then fell asleep and plunged into the central reservation with the vehicle ending up on its side in the ditch.

 

Everyone was shaken about severely, but only two of the 30 onboard were in a serious condition with head and other body wounds. Suwarin and Ankhana, 29, both from Nakhon Sri Thammnarat were taken to hospital. 

 

The bus - owned by Nakhon Sri Racha Tour - had left the southern bus terminal in Bangkok at 5.30 pm. The accident occurred near the PTT gas station on Moo 4, Bang Saphan KM384 around 11.30 last night.

 

Bang Saphan police are investigating the passengers' claims that driver Preecha,68, fell asleep at the wheel after being warned that was going to happen if he didn't stop and rest. 

 

Source: Thai Rath

 

 

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5 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

At 64, I wouldn't hire me to drive a bus/cargo ship/aircraft.

Concentration, reaction speed, ability to stay awake all shot to hell.

In the shipping world there's no age limit. You have the current merchant mariner documents in order and you good to go. We had guys in late 70's doing the job of steering.

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2 minutes ago, EVENKEEL said:

In the shipping world there's no age limit. You have the current merchant mariner documents in order and you good to go. We had guys in late 70's doing the job of steering.

What i heard about steering those huge oil tankers it does not really matter how fast you respond as its hard to make last minute changes anyway. You need to plan well ahead. 

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9 minutes ago, robblok said:

What i heard about steering those huge oil tankers it does not really matter how fast you respond as its hard to make last minute changes anyway. You need to plan well ahead. 

I've only steered those on simulators and you're right about the lack of responsiveness especially at low speeds.

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