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farangs die in coach crash

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Hi,

 

Yep, heard about this on TV a few days back.

 

These kind of accidents occur way too often and are one of the main reasons I refuse to take a bus in Thailand.

 

Was in a - luckily small - accident myself several years ago as well. Bus driver was going too fast, had to slam on the brakes to avoid slamming into a truck in front of him. Bus ended up leaving the road. Both my wife and I came away with some minor bruises. Driver had broken his leg, which of course prevented him from fleeing the scene :)

 

Sanuk!

 

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Thailand went for several decades without a US Peace Corps fatality. Finally, a PC vol was killed - riding in the "dead man's seat" of an upcountry bus. The popular coaches nowadays are even more dangerous - they look so top heavy it's a wonder there aren't even more accidents.

 

 

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Guest lazyphil

USAF service people die quite often around lakenheath and mildenhall driving their imported chevy on the wrong side of the road

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Maybe the stats show that bus travel in LOS is dangerous,but I`ve been on many buses from Kon Kaen to Bkk,CM to Bkk etc some overnight and I can honestly say I never once felt apprehensive .Also the drivers seemed cautious and reliable,sometimes going a bit too slow for my liking.Maybe I`ve just been lucky.However,I will be avoiding those seats up front on the upper deck - great veiw but not a good place to be in a head-on collision.

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Guest lazyphil

same here, driven on many buses in los with no issues-train isn't always going to where you want to be....tuk tuks feel far more dangerous imo

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I would think a lot more than that. Just watch the Thai language newspapers and see. Only the big ones get into the English language press.

 

 

 

 

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Guest lazyphil

personally, its a risk i'm prepared to take-thailand ingeneral is proberbly less safe in many areas than home, where does the wont do list end?.....taxis, bg's, boats etc etc

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2-3 per month would be more like it if you take a look at the thai news... I was in one my very first trip in bkk. I bought a car as soon as I decided I was going to stay.

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