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Phuket tour bus operating illegally with ‘red plates’ kills motorcyclist

PHUKET: Korean tourists returning from Phang Nga to Phuket Town were witness to a horrific accident on Thepkrasattri Rd in Mai Khao yesterday afternoon (Sept 12) when the bus they were travelling in struck and killed a motorcyclist.

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Tuesday 13 September 2016, 10:31AM


The accident occurred in front of Hongyok Bumrung School at about 4pm, reported Capt Thanom Thongpan of the Tha Chatchai Police.

The driver of the motorbike, identified by police as 47-year-old local Baan Yid, Mai Khao, resident Noppadon Chairab, was killed instantly, Capt Thanom said.

The bus driver, Tanu Longsamud, 38, from Songkla told police that the motorbike suddenly cut in front of him while the driver was making a u-turn.

“The tourists on the bus panicked, but no people on the bus were injured,” Capt Thanom said.

“Both vehicles involved in the accident have been taken to Tha Chatchai Police Station. The driver contacted the company and they arranged another bus to pick up the tourists,” he added.

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Mr Tanu faces a charge of reckless driving causing death, Capt Thanom said.

The tour bus, belonging to Rascharot Travel, was fitted with red license plates. Under the registration numbers on the front and back license plates are the words “Use for sale or repair”.

“Mr Tanu has also been charged with using a illegally operating a bus without a permit,” Capt Thanom told The Phuket News.

“The driver misused the bus, contravening the terms of use as conditioned by the license plates,” he said.

“However, if he had a permit issued by the Phuket Land Transport Office allowing him to use the bus to commercially transport tourists, he would not be charged with this,” Capt Thanom explained.

 

 

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Joe12 | 13 September 2016 - 14:07:00

Kurt...can't you understand the article or are you just practising to be a reporter? The law was enforced because the driver charged with using red plates other than for the purpose for which it was issued. 

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Walter | 13 September 2016 - 13:11:02

So right!

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Kurt | 13 September 2016 - 10:45:08

A vehicle with red plates ( garage/dealer plates, not license plates)is not allowed to drive outside the province and during time from sunset till sunrise.
Many do, because there is no thai law enforcement in this matter.
You can drive up from Phuket to Hua Hin and back, no law enforcement officer cares, as I experienced once myself because the car garage/dealer did not inform me about that law segment at time of purchasing a new car many years ago.

Or police officers even don't know, as the police did not explain anything about such in this case.

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