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One hand on the steering wheel one on his phone: Driver has plenty of excuses and apologies

 

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A minibus driver went to face the music at the Suphanburi department of land transport after a social media post caught him driving with one hand on the wheel and one on his phone. 

 

This went on for well over a minute on Route 953 from Bangkok to Hankha in Chainat. 

 

Somneuk, 57, said he had been a driver for 20 years. 

 

He explained that he had a "small talk" device in his ear and the reason he was on the phone so long was he was having trouble contacting a relative who was due to be released from hospital. 

 

He apologised to his passengers and promised that it would never happen again. 

 

The DLT fined him 2,000 baht and said he had to attend an hour of training. 

 

Source: Daily News

 

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Not sure what i hate more, his behavior or snitches ...

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No word of a lie.....once saw a petrol tanker driver.....no hands on the wheel....fag in his mouth, opening a can (not sure it wasn't beer).

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'an hour of training' that should do it!

 

this is a phone

this is the steering wheel

these are your passengers

 

There all done back to work Somneuk!  

 

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And the mask below the nose. Fine him for another 2 k 🙂🙂 and a vdo.

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I wish they install CCTV everywhere at red lights and make people pay the fines, maybe, just maybe they will learn,naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

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6 hours ago, webfact said:

This went on for well over a minute on Route 953 from Bangkok to Hankha in Chainat. 

I was on a mini-van once from Bangkok to Nakhon Pathom a journey of about 1 hour 20 minutes, the driver was on the mobile phone the entire journey.

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Supposedly a professional driver with 20 years experience.  Cell phone use while driving is nothing more than an accident waiting to happen.  Driving demands 100% of your concentration.  Add cell phone use it is already down to 50%.  Any further distraction - 33%.  Better start looking for that amulet!

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Try doing that in Australia just holding your phone even if you not using it

will cost you $500 and 4 demerit points.

Get caught texting will set you back $1000 and 7 demerit points.

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6 hours ago, webfact said:

an hour of training. 

thatll fix  it,  he  can spend that hour..............looking at his  phone

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