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Offline Newsy

1,800 Bangkok vans to be banned from road
« on: September 16, 2018, 11:29:20 AM »
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1,800 Bangkok vans to be banned from road

About 1,800 vans will have to stop taking passengers at the end of this month after being registered for more than 10 years, a transport committee said.

The committee headed by Col Sombat Thanyawan, deputy commander of the Second Cavalry Division, held a meeting on Thursday and reaffirmed its decision to have operators stop using 10-year-old vans.

The van operators have called on the committee to be lenient and extend the limit to 15 years.

But the committee decided that after a decade, a van becomes dangerous for passengers, Sombat said.

He said 1,800 out of 6,000 vans in Bangkok must be decommissioned and violators will face a fine of Bt50,000 to Bt200,000.
 

Oppo

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Re: 1,800 Bangkok vans to be banned from road
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2018, 09:26:59 PM »
after a decade, a van becomes dangerous for passengers

will that stop the driver becoming dangerous for passengers

 

Offline Johnnie F.

Re: 1,800 Bangkok vans to be banned from road
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2018, 10:51:42 PM »
Declaring a vehicle "unsafe" because of its age is ridiculous. Good maintenance is an important factor. A driver who keeps driving the same vehicle for a long time will also have a much better command over that, as they "grew together". He knows its features, but getting to know a new vehicle will take its time.
Fun is the one thing that money can't buy
 

Offline thaiga

Re: 1,800 Bangkok vans to be banned from road
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2018, 12:27:56 AM »
you are correct (He knows its features) how many times to pump the brakes :o
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.
 

Offline Johnnie F.

Re: 1,800 Bangkok vans to be banned from road
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2018, 08:36:13 AM »
you are correct (He knows its features) how many times to pump the brakes :o

With good maintenance there isn't need to pump the brakes. If the safety inspection hadn't been blinded by "paper with numbers on", he'd have the brakes exchanged in time.
Fun is the one thing that money can't buy
 

bunky

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Re: 1,800 Bangkok vans to be banned from road
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2018, 04:08:39 PM »
some of these guys work long hours, there are so many vans here, my experience of using them, the drivers seem polite and it is a lot quicker than the noisy smokey ancient bus.

very cheap. but it seems so is life
 

 



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