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Avoid breakdowns on Patong Hill, police urge

Avoid breakdowns on Patong Hill, police urge

PHUKET: Police are asking motorists to ensure their vehicles are safe and reliable before attempting to drive up or down Patong Hill, for safety reasons.

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By The Phuket News

Friday 18 November 2022, 11:32AM


Photo: Patong Police

Photo: Patong Police

The call came yesterday after several small breakdowns on the hill, most recently with a motorbike having its chain come off while climbing the hill on Wednesday night (Nov 16).

Pol Col Paradorn Sawangsaengsai of the Patong Police was on duty at the checkpoint nearby and investigated the breakdown, and helped the rider, Ms Yaninee, by pushing the bike up to the checkpoint near the Patong City sign.

Traffic across the hill remains heavy during peak times.

Currently, motorbikes are allowed over the hill in both directions, while only “small vehicles” ‒ namely car, pickups and passenger vans ‒ are allowed down the hill from Patong to Kathu.

No “small vehicles” are allowed over the hill from Kathu to Patong.

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JohnC | 19 November 2022 - 09:09:16

Safe and reliable vehicles are not that common here since regular maintenance seems to be something many locals are unaware of or don't really care about.  If it breaks down fix it, if it is not broken down drive it. TIT.

Kurt | 19 November 2022 - 01:08:03

The stupiest thing to say by RTP: "Avoid breakdowns".  As of someone can foresee a breakdown or say,..'lets have a breakdown on Patong Hill Rd.' Many locals don't do adviced car/motorbike service checks. Care free is the thinking.

 

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