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The truck spilled its load today on the Phuket coast road to Patong

VIDEO Brakes Fail, Truck Crashes on Phuket Coast Road

Monday, October 26, 2015
VIDEO Driver's Lucky Escape

PHUKET: A truck carrying bags of cement along Phuket's west coast road crashed when the brakes failed between Kamala and Patong today.

The load spilled across the road but the driver escaped with minor injuries.

He told officers from Kamala Police Station that the brakes failed on the stretch below the Kamala Falls estate about 3.50pm.


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Driver of the vehicle with camera had lucky escape also

Posted by Michael on October 26, 2015 19:28


Thailand has such a high brake failure rate or is it that the driver's do not want to lose face and accept responsibility. Disgrace as if there would have been a motorcyclist going ahead of the car they probably would have been killed. Thailand has one of the lowest safety records in the world for road safety. Terrible.

Posted by Hmm on October 26, 2015 22:08


Brakes fail again really !

Posted by Harry on October 27, 2015 03:18


This may have been a spelling mistake. It may have been 'brain failure'.

Posted by Tim on October 27, 2015 09:10


Of course, the average bus, truck, water tanker has good brakes, as in the brake system itselves there is a crash lock brake system when brakes not function well.
Exceptions there, therefor we have to translate "brake failure" as being " I was not in control of my vehicle".

Posted by Kurt on October 27, 2015 09:23


Air brakes operate by the air pressure holding the discs off the brake, when they fail the brakes automatically come on and stay on.
The problem is brake fade caused by overheating when applied continuously, that is what gears are for, use a low gear to slow down and use the brakes to control speed/engine revs.
See automatic drivers do it their cars all the time, any brake will fade if overheated, even ceramic !

Posted by Anonymous on October 27, 2015 12:53

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