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    RSS Feed 20 dead after third Thailand bus tragedy in nine days

    20 dead after third Thailand bus tragedy in nine days http://news.sky.com/story/20-dead-af...-days-11309118
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    They are just as bad as the minivans in my opinion. That's why I feel safer driving myself when I'm over there.

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    Extract: "Thailand, which has the second-highest rate of traffic fatalities in the world after Libya, according to the World Health Organisation"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flip View Post
    ....... That's why I feel safer driving myself when I'm over there.
    There is a mountain road between my home and Patong called Patong Hill, or by the locals more appropriately as " Death Mountain". It is a series of fast downhill/uphill stretches combined with sharp turns. Even though I've done the route hundreds of times I still get a surprise every now and again about a turn. We have the regular "brake failures" involving buses rolling back, unable to stop on the down, more recently water trucks. The problem is while driving/riding your own transport is where you decide to position yourself in relation to the big vehicles. Hang behind and risk being rolled over, in front of and risk being rolled over, to the side and risk being crushed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big AL View Post
    Extract: "Thailand, which has the second-highest rate of traffic fatalities in the world after Libya, according to the World Health Organisation"
    As far as I'm aware the most recent publication of this report put us in the top spot for this competition.

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    the fire started in the middle of the bus ,i wonder if the driver had created a few extra seats in the luggage compartment ,and didnt explain that it was a no smoking bus .

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