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Phuket tour bus driver charged for underpass pile-up

Shela Riva

 

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PHUKET:-- A tour bus driver has been charged with reckless driving after he caused a four-vehicle pile-up in the southbound lane of Darasamut Underpass in front of Central Festival Phuket this morning (Sept 13).

 

The accident occurred at about 9:15am, causing massive traffic tailbacks southbound along one of the busiest roads on the island.

 

“The bus driver was driving too fast and collided into the back of a black van, which as a result hit the pickup truck in front of it,” Capt Jarat Lempan of the Wichit Police told The Phuket News today.

 

Full Story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/phuket-tour-bus-driver-charged-for-underpass-pile-up-63858.php#fE80WV3JpXb8cvPL.97

 
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The Old Bull    279

Most buses drive too fast as they are under powered and take a long time to get up to speed. Once they are going good they don't want to slow down.

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lvr181    1,846
49 minutes ago, IamNoone88 said:

The world's worst designed underpass, originally with three lanes and no separation, ripe for head on collisions. Now a shonky two lane underpass with concrete barriers. Dreadful, embarrassing and dangerous.

How did u know it was even "designed"? :whistling:  :biggrin:  Maybe it was a school classroom exercise at some time.

 

Just thinking that perhaps the roadway between the barrier and the solid yellow line could be designated for motorcyclists only? Or would that be too difficult for locals to use/understand? 

 

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ThaiWai    791
7 minutes ago, lvr181 said:

How did u know it was even "designed"? :whistling:  :biggrin:  Maybe it was a school classroom exercise at some time.

 

Just thinking that perhaps the roadway between the barrier and the solid yellow line could be designated for motorcyclists only? Or would that be too difficult for locals to use/understand? 

 

Motorbikes are not allowed in the tunnel at all. 

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madmitch    2,915

Two lane underpasses are common throughout the world. Living in London the traffic news every few days would refer to a broken down vehicle in the Blackwall Tunnel causing a massive tailback.

 

The problem with the Darasamuth Underpass is that with the concrete barriers now in place, there/s no flexibility. Cars already in the Underpass are stuck there, whereas a moveable barrier would at least allow the police to clear the tunnel and make it easier for emergency vehicles. 

 

But since when have emergency vehicles been given a thought when it comes to road design in Thailand? 

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stevenl    8,779
59 minutes ago, farcanell said:

True... but that "rule" was made up when it was a three lane suicide tunnel.... now that the concrete barrier has been put in, a bike lane would seem appropriate, with a new "rule" disallowing sidecars contraptions and other creepy crawlers (those vehicles unable to travel at the designated speed limit, or unwilling to do so)

No, that rule is applicable to all tunnels. Look at the new Pattaya tunnel and the other tunnel at Tesco.

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8 hours ago, stevenl said:

No, that rule is applicable to all tunnels. Look at the new Pattaya tunnel and the other tunnel at Tesco.

Old and outdated rule that should be dumped or reformed.

All it serves as now is a money spinner for the RTP leeches...

 

:wai:

 

 

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beechbum    359
On 14/09/2017 at 10:26 PM, George FmplesdaCosteedback said:

Old and outdated rule that should be dumped or reformed.

All it serves as now is a money spinner for the RTP leeches...

 

:wai:

 

 

How is it a money spinner?

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tomwct    1,728

Time to bring in foreign bus drivers with experience and proper licenses.

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lvr181    1,846
26 minutes ago, tomwct said:

Time to bring in foreign bus drivers with experience and proper licenses.

You have a great sense of humour. :clap2:

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