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Chachoengsao traffic chaos after six accidents involve 24 vehicles

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Chachoengsao traffic chaos after six accidents involve 24 vehicles

By The Nation

 

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Traffic chaos reigned in Chachoengsao’s Muang district on Monday morning after 24 vehicles were involved in six accidents that saw six people injured, three of them severely, police said.
 

The first accident occurred in the heart of Muang district at 7.30am when a pickup truck hit a motorcycle on Marupong road, but no one was injured. The accident caused traffic congestion on that road.

 

Then at 7.35am, a car hit the rear of a pickup truck that made a U-turn on the Bang Phra bypass road. Again, no one was injured.

 

Five minutes later at 7.40am, nine vehicles crashed into one another’s rear ends in a domino effect involving pairs and groups of three vehicles on the flyover at the 11th Infantry Division Intersection. The bridge is about four kilometres from the second accident scene. No one was injured but the traffic snarls worsened, especially on the road leading to the Bang Phra Intersection.

 

Ten minutes later at 7.50am, another nine vehicles were involved in an accident on the down ramp of the Bang Pakong Bridge on the inbound Bang Phra bypass. The scene was about 3.5 kilometres from the scene where the previous nine vehicles crashed.

 

Three people were severely injured. Police said the accident was caused by a truck’s brakes malfunctioning, leading it to crash into six other vehicles heading down the bridge ramp. When another vehicle slowed down, it was hit in the rear by yet another vehicle.

 

Ten minutes later at 8am, a pickup slowed down on the outbound Bang Phra bypass to take a look at the accident scene at the 11th Infantry Division Intersection, causing another vehicle to plough into its rear, and then that vehicle was hit by yet another car. That accident caused traffic congestion, with vehicles crawling for 10 kilometres.

 

And yet another accident occurred at 9.30am on the Muang Chachoengsao-bound Suwinthawong road when two motorcycles hit each other, injuring three people, said police.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30349122

 
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Must be some sort of electrical storm in the area that short-out all the brakes. 

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6 minutes ago, Happy Grumpy said:

Must be some sort of electrical storm in the area that short-out all the brakes. 

Yes, that would be the thai explanation. However, it's all about their lack of reflexes (if you have done the DL test in Thailand and noticed the results of Thai people on the "reflex test", you'd know) and not keeping appropriate distance to the vehicle in front. Nothing about electric, apart from the signal from the brain to the muscular system/limbs.

 

15 minutes ago, webfact said:

a car hit the rear of a pickup truck

 

16 minutes ago, webfact said:

Five minutes later at 7.40am, nine vehicles crashed into one another’s rear ends

 

17 minutes ago, webfact said:

Ten minutes later at 8am, a pickup slowed down  causing another vehicle to plough into its rear, and then that vehicle was hit by yet another car.

 

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^Yes. No respect for personal or braking space, you always find someone tailgating you here. Get a dashcam with front and rear.

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1 hour ago, huangnon said:

No respect for personal or braking space, you always find someone tailgating you here. Get a dashcam with front and rear.

Just takes a few small modifications to make your car safe to drive around Thai drivers.

 

 

 

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How often is brake failure or malfunction the cause of accidents here in Thailand?
I guess it's just a silly excuse from the drivers. How else can they stop before a accident happened?

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Simple, put it into your driving handbook, testing and enforcement.

A. The faster you travel the greater the distant it takes to stop.

B. Adjust your driving to the condition, so if it rains slow down,   when it gets dark visibility is lower slow down.

If you hit a vehicle from behind, you own the accident no matter what the excuse.

Last, Police need to enforce the law,  issue the tickets and write the reports based on the laws. 

 

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