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Horror crash: Three killed, five injured in Nakhon Ratchasima's Sung Noen district

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Is this one of those aspects of "Thainess" that Yingluck wants to promote?

Respects to the deceased, get well to the injured, and take his driving license away and lock him up.

I think we should start a photo collection under the title of " PM'sThainess promotion" on TV with the story...especially the recurring ones..Police corruption, transportation monopolies, break failures, traffic homicides, Thais killing people over 51 baht with a samuri sword, etc. No comments or discussions, just pages and pages of photos and videos.

Your gonna need terabytes of room for that, and dont forget to not show Thailand in a bad light or it will be your photo on the front page.

Im waiting for the apologist rose tinted brigade to tell me " accidents happen everywhere"

For heavens sake, don't destroy Thailand's good reputation by writing anything that can hurt the country's good image wai.gif

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Posted 2012-03-28 17:36:37

Public transport vans face Bt5,000 fine for speeding beyond 90kms per hour
The Nation

BANGKOK: -- From April 1 onwards, public transport vans that are speeding beyond 90kms/hour on tollways, expressways and motorways would be find at Bt5,000, Land Transport Department chief Somchai Siriwattanachoke said.

In the Wednesday press conference by the department, Transport Co Ltd and the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority, Somchai said the RFID technology to detect speeding public transport vans at tollways, expressways and motorways.

The first-time offender would be fined at Bt5,000, the second-time offender would be fined at Bt10,000 along with the public transport licence revocation. Currently there were some 9,000 public transport vans installed with the RFID.

Those spotting speeding or reckless-driving transport vans were encouraged to report to the department's centre for public transport vehicle passengers' protection at 1584 around the clock.

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-- The Nation 2012-03-28

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I've been lurking for quite some time reading some articles I get via email from this forum and majority of the news I see are road accident related. I, for one, know how it is kinda scary how these drivers can be. Last time I got back to Bangkok from Hua Hin, the driver of our commuter van was driving a bit on the fast side. I'm on the back most seat and I can feel every bit of swerve. It's the kind of fast driving that instead of being comfortable because you'll be arriving to your destination soon, you'll be scared, clinging on to your life.

RIP to those who lost their lives. Still too young. :(

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Yep another van driver.. He didn't flee the scene ? Did they leave that part out?blink.png

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The Thais defense for driving accidents are the Buddhist inscriptions in their vehicle which they believe protects them from any oncoming vehicles or deadly accidents.

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The police detained Chalermsak, who will be charged with reckless driving causing death and bodily harm.

So thats the deal. If your vehicule is screwed, you are going to get arrested. If you kill somebody and your vehicule still functionnal, just flee the scene.

Again, innocent people died because of a stupid driver who doesn't respect the rules. RIP

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"when he attempted to pass a truck on a sharp curve"

He said it all .. NEVER pass a truck or a car in any curves ..it seems its a national sport here anyway ..... well it seems it doesnt bother anyone as nothing ever change.... I feel sorry for the passengers to have such driver.... RIP.

another example of the lousy driving and dangerous roads in Thailand.

Why are the roads dangerous?

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Yep another van driver.. He didn't flee the scene ? Did they leave that part out?blink.png

Maybe he was locked in the vehicle ande couldn't flee.

RIP to the victims.

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i used to buy damaged cars in oz to repair so went to damaged car auctions frequently, the damage on vehicles here are horrific which only testifies to the crazy driving behaviour here, and still they dont learn

Did they learn in Oz!

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I will not ever get in one of these min-vans ever again. They're the most dangerous drivers on the road in my opinion.

RIP to the deceased.

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can find my ball everytimes rides this minicoffin especialy during a visa run....will not sitting beside the driver ever again as it like 3 hour of roller coaster ride experience.. so i will sit in the middle. refer to the picture above if u sit in the middle u probably having a broken leg, a broken hand, 30 stiches on your head and not least 20 broken bones of your mid section but yet you survive..

Are you clairvoyant.Get a public bus or train.I will never get in a mini van,ever.
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The few times, I have been in a situation that I needed to ride a van to Bangkok, I always make sure I ride shotgun,

there has been a few times, I have told the driver to get off the phone NOW!

Also have yelled at them to slow up, back off or let me out!

I've managed to live 75 years, I'm not going to let some 25 year old kid, with a hangover, little driving experience take my life,

by speeding, passing way to many times on the wrong side, talking or texting, also both hands on wheel..

I always tell them up front in a nice way, I check eyes breath and have passed and waited for another van...

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The dangerous highways here are a major factor in my relocating my family out of Thailand. You go anywhere on these frightening highways at your own risk.

See ya later.

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