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The bus hits a ditch that's a hitch to plans to resume a tour today

Patong Hill Tourist Bus Ditch Hitch After Breaking Down

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
PHUKET: A bus carrying Chinese tourists on the approved route across Patong Hill towards Phuket City broke down twice today. When the bus broke down the first time, the driver suggested the 34 Chinese passengers on board walk to a sala at the top of the hill. Then as the repaired bus pulled up to collect them, a wheel went into a roadside ditch. Phuket Land Transport officials are proceeding with a plan to route all incoming buses to Patong via Karon or Kamala.

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Love it ! What wonderful driving skills.

I guess the driver cant claim brake failure as it looks like a pretty good set of skid marks coming from the back wheels.

Got to love the skilled bus drivers plying their trade. Terrifying !

Posted by Great Driving on January 29, 2014 15:35

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These poor old Chinese tourists - what kind of impression will they take away of Phuket transport?

Posted by Fantasy A Go Go on January 29, 2014 16:29

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@ Great Driving

The bus broke down, what does that have to do with driving skills?

Posted by stevenl on January 29, 2014 18:00

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- Fantasy A Go Go

A very realistic one, except that this time no-one was injured or killed.

Posted by ThaiMike on January 29, 2014 18:07

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@ Steven- maybe read the article before commenting. The bus initially broke down THEN the driver managed to drive into a ditch. I don't recall that being part of the driving test.

Wait until more buses start using the Coast Road- you ain't seen nothing yet!

Posted by Mister Ree on January 29, 2014 18:33


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