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BANGKOK 12 December 2018 14:27
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Brake failure! Bus plows into cars, bikes and baht bus at Pattaya lights

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5 hours ago, morrobay said:

Most of these thai drivers /  bus drivers are lucky if they can tie their shoes every morning.

But Yer Don't Tie Flip Flops !!!

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7 hours ago, Just1Voice said:

Of course the brakes failed!  The brakes ALWAYS fail.  It's NEVER the fault of the driver.  Well, at least in Thailand. lol

 

OK, so if there are so many brake failures with public transport, over decades,  how come the police and other agencies haven't done something about this matter 20 years ago?

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1 minute ago, scorecard said:

OK, so if there are so many brake failures with public transport, over decades,  how come the police and other agencies haven't done something about this matter 20 years ago?

It appears obvious that brake failure has become the favourite excuse for every accident.

Sure, it can happen, but not that often.

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8 hours ago, darksidedog said:

What he really means is that he was hurtling down the hill, going way too fast and there was insufficient space left when he realised the lights were red. Combined with his incompetence and inability to use the gears in addition to the brakes, he is an idiot who should be taking the bus, not driving one.

Talking far too much sense.. but do we expect things to change ?

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1 hour ago, RicUSA said:

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) 

I dont take it to extremes as I am aware of my own mortality, I just dont give them an inch.  Like all bullies, they back off when challenged. 

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This road is locally called F1 for good reason the hill ,the screaming motor bikes. the drivers flying down the road with their pedals to the metal

and the odd police riding their bikes like they are from another world

just another day in nolawland

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Brake failure in Thailand is otherwise known as going too fast and the abs working in the rest of the world.some of the vehicles involved in brake failure look brand new so it don't have to be rocket science to work out what's gone wrong.how many of these operators are charged with failure to maintain safe vehicles? None and because when and if checked their brakes are ok.

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18 hours ago, CanuckThai said:

Why is the engine never used (downshift, lower gear, or use parking brake) on these supposed brake failures in an emergency/catastrophic situation?  Mind boggling 

They are never asked that question on there so called bus driving test because nobody has ever taught them how to drive a bus correctly. The test would go like this.  Can you tell me what buses are designed for? The answer probably would have been " To show other  drivers on the road your bus is bigger than what they are driving and to get out of the buses way" "" Always me me first"

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10 hours ago, scorecard said:

OK, so if there are so many brake failures with public transport, over decades,  how come the police and other agencies haven't done something about this matter 20 years ago?

Because it would have a serious impact on the envelopes they receive for turning a blind eye

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12 hours ago, scorecard said:

OK, so if there are so many brake failures with public transport, over decades,  how come the police and other agencies haven't done something about this matter 20 years ago?

Dear me, where to start?

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i was there, i saw it all, the bus did not decelerate at all

it was like a scene from movie, it just kept going until it had hit sufficient stuff to stop it

thank fully, i was not in the stuff it did hit

i would say the brakes failed based on what i saw

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1 hour ago, notamember said:

i was there, i saw it all, the bus did not decelerate at all

it was like a scene from movie, it just kept going until it had hit sufficient stuff to stop it

thank fully, i was not in the stuff it did hit

i would say the brakes failed based on what i saw

..Or the driver didn't even hit the brake at all.

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