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BANGKOK 12 December 2018 14:13
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Brake failure! Bus plows into cars, bikes and baht bus at Pattaya lights

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If I got a penny for every time a brain-dead Somchai said "brake failure",

I'd have a truckload of pennies by now!

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3 hours ago, Vacuum said:

I don't believe him!

Maybe it was a spelling error. Should it have read brain failure?

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4 hours ago, darksidedog said:

be taking the bus,

Yeah, start doing IT. Action speaks louder than words.......

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If you ever see buses doing something stupid while you are driving, use your horn and make sure its a long  bleep at him.  If nothing else it will tell the bus passengers that their driver is being a dick.  Hopefully, it will impact negatively on the tip at the end of the day.  

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19 minutes ago, Pilotman said:

If you ever see buses doing something stupid while you are driving, use your horn and make sure its a long  bleep at him.  If nothing else it will tell the bus passengers that their driver is being a dick.  Hopefully, it will impact negatively on the tip at the end of the day.  

 

the passengers are well aware of their driver's behaviour but lack the backbone and/or common sense to do anything about it.

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Yes Brake failure 100% correct,,, they have never been checked,never been adjusted the driver doesn't even know were the brake adjusters are or what to look for if it ever comes into his mind to even think about it,,,, 

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Most of these thai drivers /  bus drivers are lucky if they can tie their shoes every morning.
Most of them wear flip flops so they don't have to tie the laces.

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Brain failure could have been the cause of this accident, but Thai drivers seem to be missing a brain

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A lot of people on here seem to know that the brakes didn't fail or that the driver was on the phone, wasn't;t trained etc. You people were not there, you have no privileged information. You people are simply guessing, and basing your condemnation of the driver on nothing but prejudice.

 

In my experience brakes do sometimes fail, I have had it happen to me in the past. It is very alarming when it occurs.

 

One of the issues in Thailand is a lack of maintenance. It is certainly a possibility that an ill maintained bus's brakes might fail. If you don't like Thailand and condemn the Thais so much why don't you go home? So much negativity is coursing through TV.

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It ok 👌 it happens all the time, and no one is held accountable, in the land of unaccountability 

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4 minutes ago, Pedrogaz said:

A lot of people on here seem to know that the brakes didn't fail or that the driver was on the phone, wasn't;t trained etc. You people were not there, you have no privileged information. You people are simply guessing, and basing your condemnation of the driver on nothing but prejudice.

 

In my experience brakes do sometimes fail, I have had it happen to me in the past. It is very alarming when it occurs.

 

One of the issues in Thailand is a lack of maintenance. It is certainly a possibility that an ill maintained bus's brakes might fail. If you don't like Thailand and condemn the Thais so much why don't you go home? So much negativity is coursing through TV.

If you read the drivers accounts of accidents in the news, it's almost always failing brakes.

This makes me a bit suspicious.

Meanwhile, quite often in the last few years, i have avoided collisions, in Thailand and home country, with drivers which were busy looking at their phones.

Sorry if that upsets you, but i won't leave Thailand, my choice is to stay away from the roads as much as possible.

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4 minutes ago, Pedrogaz said:

A lot of people on here seem to know that the brakes didn't fail or that the driver was on the phone, wasn't;t trained etc. You people were not there, you have no privileged information. You people are simply guessing, and basing your condemnation of the driver on nothing but prejudice.

 

In my experience brakes do sometimes fail, I have had it happen to me in the past. It is very alarming when it occurs.

 

One of the issues in Thailand is a lack of maintenance. It is certainly a possibility that an ill maintained bus's brakes might fail. If you don't like Thailand and condemn the Thais so much why don't you go home? So much negativity is coursing through TV.

Can’t help but be astonished by the lack of responsibility here.  I’m pretty sure that is where people are coming from.  It’s almost 2019, and nobody can make changes that save Thai lives, and make the quality of life better for everyone.  It’s not being self centered to want Thailand to be safe and prosperous. How long have lived here?  And, you are assuming that Thai people don’t want these changes.  It’s the lazy corrupt officials that are responsible, and to some degree, the passiveness of the population.  More of us than you think are married and live here long term.  Some people don’t have enough money to move, and visas, and children...

it seems like you are the one that doesn’t care if the laws are enforced?

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5 hours ago, Pilotman said:

I can say, hand on heart, that I dont normally 'hate' anyone, but I do hate this crowd of Muppets who drive these coaches. They are a menace. I make a point of never giving them an inch on the road, never let them out of side roads, never give way to them on lane changes and  always try to fxxk them up if I can and delay their mad dash ways.  Childish maybe,  unwise certainly, but it makes me feel like I'm getting my own back in some small way. 

Wow - just my opinion -  but sounds like you have a death wish....  3800 automobile deaths per Month in the USA - likely as many per capita in Thailand.  The automobile is a 2 ton death trap on wheels in many ways

Why press your luck?

(I dont drive here - but did back in the USA for 44 years) 

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