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Phuket to Penang visa run van hits sign, goes off-road in Phatthalung as driver asleep at wheel


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Recently was in a van and driver was a nice guy but constantly on the right lane overtaking others.make laws passenger Vans max speed 80 km and left lane only i might be able to get some sleep but now with speeding maniac behind the wheel impossible to sleep because of the stress being stuck in the back of his van.i fine arriving 15 minutes later at my destination 

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13 minutes ago, Destiny1990 said:

Recently was in a van and driver was a nice guy but constantly on the right lane overtaking others.make laws passenger Vans max speed 80 km and left lane only i might be able to get some sleep but now with speeding maniac behind the wheel impossible to sleep because of the stress being stuck in the back of his van.i fine arriving 15 minutes later at my destination 

Now. Science and maths aren't these guys strong points, that's why they are van drivers .. but you're 100% right, it's the difference between just 20 minutes later arrival and not arriving at all.

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Easy to stop the carnage, scrap these suicidal runs by allowing people to attend immigration and pay the appropriate fee to be issued with a visa or extension, a change to actually welcome people to the kingdom instead of making people jump through hoops and all the sillyness that goeas with it. But then how many Hiso's are involved with this lucrative business....

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3 minutes ago, Lokie said:

Easy to stop the carnage, scrap these suicidal runs by allowing people to attend immigration and pay the appropriate fee to be issued with a visa or extension, a change to actually welcome people to the kingdom instead of making people jump through hoops and all the sillyness that goeas with it. But then how many Hiso's are involved with this lucrative business....

Yes they should stop with any border runs but many Thai people have to ride Mini vans also and to make the roads more safe for us all make mini Vans drive max 80 km and only on the left lane.very simple and good result.

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1 minute ago, Destiny1990 said:

Yes they should stop with any border runs but many Thai people have to ride Mini vans also and to make the roads more safe for us all make mini Vans drive max 80 km and only on the left lane.very simple and good result.

I agree but still the question of ill trained incompetent suicidal, lunatic drivers under influence of heaven knows what and/or lack of sleep 

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On ‎7‎/‎02‎/‎2017 at 10:24 AM, 4evermaat said:

Never did that run. But I was aware of a daily van service phuket to penang for about 800 baht.  The one to hat yai was more frequent and was 350 baht, but now more like 400-450 baht.

 

"...There were no injuries in the accident and Mr Theerapong was fined B500 for reckless driving,” Capt Manop said....."

 

Well, the no injuries part was good news.   Caveat Emptor 

LOG books, log books, log books, logbbbbbbbbooooooks, I thought I dreamt that the empowered one was going to start log books.:post-4641-1156693976:

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17 minutes ago, kiwikeith said:

LOG books, log books, log books, logbbbbbbbbooooooks, I thought I dreamt that the empowered one was going to start log books.:post-4641-1156693976:

Thais and (log)books Gets me skeptical. .what can u do with a log book when the driver craches with 130 km against a three? Will the log book absorb some of the inpact?

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