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Poll: What should Phuket do about the deadly Patong Hill road?

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Poll: What should Phuket do about the deadly Patong Hill road? 

The Phuket News

 

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Phuket officials disagree on how best to prevent further deadly tour bus accidents at the bottom of Patong Hill. What do you think they should do? Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub
 

PHUKET: Phuket officials are looking for a solution to prevent further bus crashes on Patong Hill, after two tragic accidents claimed three lives in less than two weeks.

 

Last Monday night (July 10) a tour bus crash killed a 10-year-old boy and his father, both Chinese tourists on holiday in Phuket.

 

That accident came less than two weeks after another runaway tour bus killed a 40-year-old woman who happened to be riding a motorbike on the street where all drivers of out-of-control “brake failure” buses aim to come to a rest, instead of slamming into a concrete wall beside the entrance to the street.


Full story: http://www.thephuketnews.com/poll-what-should-phuket-do-about-the-deadly-patong-hill-road-63030.php#1djEgRv3axUkEg5D.97

 

 

 
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All vehicles with less and more then 4 wheels must drive in the left lane.

 

For every break failure of a bus/truck chausing an accident at Patong hill the owner of this vehicle have to pay a special penalty of 10 million thb to Patong municipality.

Patong municipality will use this money for improving infastructure in Patong.

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They could build a tunnel through it ...

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Have a 24/7 heavy vehicle/bus inspection station on the Phuket town side of the hill. In addition to a visual inspection of vehicles demand records of maintenance, roadworthiness inspections, driver's license  and adequate insurance prior to being allowed on the hill 

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1 hour ago, LivinginKata said:

 

And how many m/bike drivers will be killed. You will notice that all these large vehicles hog the outside lane to manitain speed and not have to slow behind slower taffic. 

Cones, speed limit 30km/h for bus/trucks, cams and draconic penalties will fix it.

When it hurts them really then thais are also good students.

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Just take it Easy and keep to the Speed limits , Stop being Kamakazee Drivers.

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i am going to suggest that nothing should be done. what, they are going to take my advice?  ha and i am not even an expert.

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2 hours ago, Pdaz said:

They could build a tunnel through it ...

There has been a plan for sometime to mine a tunnel through the hill. doesn't seem to get past the plan stage.

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Tunnel it and meanwhile bann it for all trucks (excep fire trucks) busses and tuk tuks!

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