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Brake failure: Thai media praise 10 wheel truck driver for quick thinking in demolishing "Easy Pass" booth

 

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Thai media Daily News praised a ten wheel truck driver after his quick actions averted the possible death of a toll booth money collector.

 

Thitthian, 52, was driving his truck through Booth 4 (a payment booth) on the expressway in the Prachacheun area heading outbound to Pathum Thani.

 

This is when he said he experienced brake failure. 

 

He quickly thought that the best thing to do in the circumstances was to plow into the "Easy Pass" Booth 3 as there would be no staffer.

 

He went into the protective barrier and demolished the booth but consequently there were no injuries. 

 

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No alcohol was in his system but Pol Capt Nittiwit Sattathonchaiphat of the Expressway Police 2 charged him with negligent driving and damage to state property.

 

Insurance were handling the compensation claims. 

 

Daily News called the driver "jai det" in their headline that means "undaunted" or "resolute". 

 

Source: Daily News

 

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58 minutes ago, webfact said:

This is when he said he experienced brake failure.

 

He went into the protective barrier and demolished the booth but consequently there were no injuries. 

maybe was carrying the famous "Amulet"

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They just  can't  tell the truth about  anything, brakes  failed, what no  microsleep, $hit maintenance if  any will just be one of many factors, driver stupidity is  probably number one though.

As for the "praise" it's  the blind, deaf dumb and stupid  leading the  same.

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5 minutes ago, gunderhill said:

They just  can't  tell the truth about  anything, brakes  failed, what no  microsleep, $hit maintenance if  any will just be one of many factors, driver stupidity is  probably number one though.

As for the "praise" it's  the blind, deaf dumb and stupid  leading the  same.

 

you expected a different response ? 🙂

 

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It's been quite a while since we had a Brake failure" , 

I was thinking all the trucking companies had their

brakes checked and fixed after the spate of failures

last year...but no, expect more in the coming months.

regards Worgeordie

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so changing down the gears, applying the hand brake or  turning off the engine were all ignored, driving to fast and having no reflexes or even being able to think seems to be a major problem with many road users here, yet the idiot is praised by the news for being an idiot and failing to do what he is paid for, driving safely and making sure his vehicle is road worthy

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

 

This is when he said he experienced brake failure. 

 

He quickly thought that the best thing to do in the circumstances was to plow into the "Easy Pass" Booth 3 as there would be no staffer.

 

Who would now be a lot stiffer if they were there .. 

Great to see good old brake failure is back after being usurped by micro sleeping .. 

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Truck and coach brakes do not fail.  They will be minimum dual circuit so all cannot fail at the same time. They are airbrakes and air pressure holds the brakes OFF. Catastrophic failure in the system results in the brakes being fully applied ON. The only thing that has failed is the foot in the cab.

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18 hours ago, webfact said:

He quickly thought that the best thing to do in the circumstances was to plow into the "Easy Pass" Booth 3 as there would be no staffer

If he was awake he should have sounded his horn and just kept going through the barrier instead for wrecking everything including his truck. Thick as a brick!!

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22 hours ago, seajae said:

so changing down the gears, applying the hand brake or  turning off the engine were all ignored, driving to fast and having no reflexes or even being able to think seems to be a major problem with many road users here, yet the idiot is praised by the news for being an idiot and failing to do what he is paid for, driving safely and making sure his vehicle is road worthy

Well said, I have been teaching my granddaughter how to stop using gears and handbrake. At her official lessons no instructor mentioned it.

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