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Panic buttons installed in Khao Yai national park for distressed tourists to call for help


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Ten pole mounted emergency call buttons have been set up at different points along the mountainous routes in Khao Yai national park, to allow visitors in distress to alert park officials.


The new communication tool is a joint effort between the national park and the King Mongkut Institute of Technology to provide visitors with a means of calling for help if they get into trouble, such as a road accident, car breakdown or an encounter with wild elephants on the road.


The buttons are installed at kilometre markers 16, 18, 20, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34 and 36.


Full Story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/panic-buttons-installed-in-khao-yai-national-park-for-distressed-tourists-to-call-for-help/


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1 minute ago, Gsxrnz said:

If these buttons work as well as the pedestrian "crossing" buttons in Pattaya, it should all go swimmingly.

That, and whether the locals respond to them  when they do work correctly..... not always true wrt those pedestrian crossings. 

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4 minutes ago, hotchilli said:

I wonder how long the poles will survive car accidents?

They're not known for longevity in Thailand.

It's a tossup between getting electrocuted when you press the button or being mowed down by three scooters and a Song-Taeow as you cross.

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The park’s chief, Adisak Phusitwongsanuyut, said the emergency signal system will offer improved safety for visitors, because mobile phone signals do not cover the whole area.


So how do they work? Satellite?

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