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Call for caution as rains bring slippery roads

Call for caution as rains bring slippery roads

PHUKET: Rawai Mayor Aroon Soros has appealed to motorists, especially motorbike riders, to exercise heightened caution during the current weather, with five motorbikes involved in accidents in Rawai this morning (July 21).

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Thursday 21 July 2022, 04:39PM

Screenshot: CCTV / Rawai Municipality

Screenshot: CCTV / Rawai Municipality

The first incident saw riders on two motorbikes spill onto Wist Rd near the Baan Bang Kontee Mosque at 7:15am. The first rider fell after slipping on the road. The rider on the second motorbike fell while trying to avoid colliding with the rider of the first motorbike, who was still sliding along the road.

At 7:30am, another motorbike fell unassisted at Soi Naya. At 7:47am, another motorbike, this one carrying two people, rammed into the back of a car that had stopped at the traffic lights at the turn off to Saiyuan Rd.

A fourth accident occurred at the Saiyuan intersection at 8:10am, with another motorbike rider falling heavily onto the road after slipping on the wet road surface.

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No serious injuries were reported, though one rider was lucky to be wearing a helmet as his head heavily struck the road as he fell.

The Thai Meteorological Department maintains its forecast of more rain in the coming days. The current weather advisory, in effect until Sunday July (July 24), forecasts thunderstorms over will be 40-60% of the area and heavy isolated downpours in areas from Phuket northwards to Ranong.

Southwesterly winds with speeds of 20-35km/h are forecast, as are waves of about two metres in height, reaching above two metres in thundershower areas.

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Fascinated | 22 July 2022 - 12:26:46

All to do with the rain of course- not driving 'standards'.

Kurt | 22 July 2022 - 12:11:54

Can we ask them why they drive the same way at any weather/road condition?
Is it being dumb,  ignorance, the terrible bad driving teaching, with a exam at a mickey mouse circuit, not allowed to drive faster than 5km? Is it no driving teaching at all, but buying a driving license? Why Phuket Highway patrol cars they have are not 24 hrs a day on the road, stop drivers for spot checks?

maverick | 22 July 2022 - 10:52:26

The incident pictured is due to a ghost rider trying to cross traffic heading to the Chalong circle - notorious stretch for ghost riders - hopefully the extension of the central reservation will put a stop to it - will cause more fun at the Saiyuan lights as drivers turning left into Wichit jump the red light 

Taswegian | 22 July 2022 - 09:24:16

I heard there's a law that you have to turn your headlights on when it's raining in Sweden.
How the heck am I supposed to know when it's raining in Sweden??

JohnC | 22 July 2022 - 09:11:56

If people learned to ride and drive to the conditions present we wouldn't have half the accidents we do now. It's not difficult for most of us; WET ROADS = SLOW DOWN.

JohnC | 22 July 2022 - 09:10:03

There is truth to Nasa12's comments about the garbage trucks. Try following in the wake of one without throwing up from the stench that is dribbling out on to the road leaving a stinky trail that even an hour later you can smell where they have passed by. That's when they actually bother coming to collect rubbish from your home....

Ash Ward | 22 July 2022 - 07:37:29

Simply too many crazy local drive too fast in the wet weather, and of course they should wear a helmet!

Nasa12 | 21 July 2022 - 17:41:20

Well Mr Mayor Aroon Soros, the problem it’s your garbage truck’s. Every day we can se them in the morning, and after them a river of oil and shit. Why you don’t maintain this truck’s it’s damaged and old for a loooong time ago. Fix that and the toads in Rawai are more safety to drive on. 

harald | 21 July 2022 - 17:04:42

his can only happen in phuket and in thailand in general, because in farang countries, which always write stupid things about such cases, it never rains and there never are accidents. They always criticize maintenance work on underpasses, etc., while bridges and underpasses, etc., are rotting away in their countries because of no more money in the coffers. In addition, such stupid rumors spread ab


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