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The crowd at the motorcycle racing in Phuket City last night

Phuket Crash as Pickup Turns into Motorcycle Racing in Street

Thursday, October 11, 2012
PHUKET: Police in Phuket City are likely to crack down on street motorcycle races after a serious crash outside a college last night.

The driver of a four-door pickup turned right at the main intersection at Phuket City's Saphan Hin park about 10pm and collided with a speeding motorcycle, carrying two youths.

A large crowd was in the vicinity. One of the youths on the pink and white Scoopi motorcycle suffered serious injuries.

The driver of the pickup turned right from Phuket Road into Bangyai Road, near Phuket Vocational College, then hit the motorcycle.

The youths were taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital where one was admitted with a broken arm.

Earlier at 11am, a covered pickup carrying a 44-gallon drum of diesel fuel from Patong to Phuket City lost control on a bend in Phra Phuket Keaw Road near the Tesco Lotus intersection and crashed into a motorcycle.

The rider of the motorcycle, Darat Teankamnard, 48, was taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital where she was admitted.

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Young men (and sometimes women) will always want to race whatever it is they are driving.

You can control it to a certain point but in countries with lax law enforcement this has little chance of success.

If they would be given a track, professional guidance and safety equipment, I'm sure far less street racing would be taking place.

A cordoned-off large parking lot would do with a track laid out and there are plenty of professional motorbike (scooter) racers in Thailand to give them guidance.

Teenagers want to race their motorbikes ? Give them a chance to do it in a safe and legal way.

Posted by Andrew on October 11, 2012 11:08

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@ Andrew, totally agree, as a suggestion, someone should approach people at the local go kart tracks.

Posted by dbate_me on October 11, 2012 12:47

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@ dbate_me

I actually know one owner of these Kart tracks but the problem is that since they have no runoff areas, they are not safe for motorbike racing.

There will certainly be some spills and you need plenty of space for them to slide off safely.

A large parking lot with a track laid out with traffic cones would be perfect.

Fantasea in Kamala has a large one, other big businesses might have similar lots without obstacles. It would be great if the Police would be interested in getting it organized.

Turn the "enemy" into a friend.

Posted by Andrew on October 11, 2012 13:25

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@Andrew, but you remember the climazone you're in, do you?
"There will certainly be some spills and you need plenty of space for them to slide off safely."
Not so much, because the most used leather motorcycles suit isn't that protective in Thailand. Neither is the wallet protection helmet.
As long the people in/on vehicles with insurances have to pay for the fault of people without: Nothing will change anyway! Law enforcement, real insurances for vehicles on the road, plus, if not enough money from the insurance, compensation payments to be done over years by the perpetrator (plus interest), that could give it a 'kick'! Hit them in the wallet, the only language, that is understood! Side effect would be, the Brown force could find out, that they can make a reasonable amount with fines without fine police posts and road blockades

Posted by Anonymous on October 11, 2012 14:51

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soi nanai (patong) is the place to see young thai lads/ farangs race!lots of bandaged arms etc to be seen
failing that soi sansabai

Posted by ayjay on October 12, 2012 04:24


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