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Reckless Driving: Foreigners’ Beachside SUV Stunt Sparks Safety Concerns [Video]


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Surat Thani, Thailand – In a recent incident that has sparked widespread concern, a video surfaced online showing an SUV recklessly racing along Baan Kai Beach on Pha Ngan Island. The footage, posted to a local Facebook group on April 17th, depicts the vehicle performing dangerous drifts close to the shoreline, occasionally breaching into the sea water.


According to the post, the SUV is believed to be rented, with both the driver and passenger appearing to be foreigners. This reckless behavior has raised alarms among the community, particularly regarding the safety protocols and regulations enforced by car rental operators.

 

The individual who shared the video expressed frustration over the inability to reach local authorities, highlighting potential gaps in emergency response systems. 

 

 

By Goongnang Suksawat

 

Full story: THE PHUKET EXPRESS 2024-04-18

 

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59 minutes ago, OneMoreFarang said:

I am not surprised at all. It seems all the advertising for such cars is somewhere in beautiful nature drifting, jumping, speeding, etc.

 

what a moronic comment. almost as if you endorse this kind of behavior. no wonder thais are xenophobic with this kind of attitude. mods, delete this post

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1 hour ago, Pouatchee said:

 

what a moronic comment. almost as if you endorse this kind of behavior. no wonder thais are xenophobic with this kind of attitude. mods, delete this post

Steady on, ol' chap......🧐

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Sheite that looks REALLY REALLY dangerous I mean there's  not a  pedestrian crossing a  u  turn or a 3  lane straight highway with rain on.................almost anything could and will go wrong for these "out of control LUNATICS", death by firing squad and then lifetime ban..........is my netizens  opinion. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr and grrrrrrrrrr again angry Somchai from Nahkon Nowhere.

Calling Anutin  now to recommend  the maximum penalty possible with no interference when he announces it in all news  media.

Keeping us safe.............1  beach at a time, way to go Thailand

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3 hours ago, Gottfrid said:

Just more foreigners coming to Thailand and behaving bad according to Thai ways, rules, culture and laws. When is it going to stop? We do not need more Neanderthal gene pool members arriving.

 

Won't someone think of the children!!!!! 

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28 minutes ago, Excogitator said:

To anyone not seeing the problem here. Imagine if somebody rented or borrowed your car, and they proceeded to do exactly this, getting salty sand mixed with seawater into every nook and cranny of your vehicle.. Also the legality of joyriding on a beach in Thailand is in question, with people getting fined for it in the past. Additionally, for anyone born with any compassion at all for animals, turtles lay their eggs on beaches, and it is the habitat of marine life and several types of birds. Finally, it just shows bad judgement, and a lack of consideration for other beachgoers...

 

Then fine them. What people are questioning in the current media outrage cycle of "look a foreigner is doing something wrong". When you get millions visiting, some are gonna be idiots, there are laws in place to deal with them.  

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A few pointers to the people who cannot seem to understand whats wrong:

 

Joyriding a car on a beach is generally considered illegal. Here are some reasons why:
  • Trespassing: Most beaches are public property (owned by a variety of entities, including local governments, private landowners, or conservation organizations), and driving a car on a beach without permission can be considered trespassing.
  • Environmental damage: Driving a car on a beach can damage sensitive ecosystems, including sand dunes, nesting areas for birds and sea turtles, and delicate plant life.
  • Safety concerns: Driving a car on a beach can be dangerous, both for the driver and for other people on the beach. Cars can get stuck in the sand, and pedestrians or animals may not be able to see or hear a car approaching.
  • Local laws and regulations: Many beaches have specific rules and regulations that prohibit driving cars on the beach. Violating these rules can result in fines or other penalties.
In general, it's best to avoid driving a car on a beach unless you have explicit permission from the local authorities or the property owner.
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4 hours ago, OneMoreFarang said:

I understand that you want that the moderators delete your post. 

But then, I guess it tells us a lot about you and your "thinking".

 

 

I guess your knowledge of computers and electronics extends to reading simple english sentences

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No comment about the driving... 

However 

11 hours ago, webfact said:

the SUV is believed to be rented, with both the driver and passenger appearing to be foreigners.

 

Will this be like the same crime committed by a foreigner 2 weeks ago - who turned out to be Thai?  555

 

How can you tell the status of the car , or the passengers in the car from that distance?

With the tinted windows on cars here, I can't tell who is in the car next to me!  

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16 hours ago, Digitalbanana said:

A few pointers to the people who cannot seem to understand whats wrong:

 

Joyriding a car on a beach is generally considered illegal. Here are some reasons why:
  • Trespassing: Most beaches are public property (owned by a variety of entities, including local governments, private landowners, or conservation organizations), and driving a car on a beach without permission can be considered trespassing.
  • Environmental damage: Driving a car on a beach can damage sensitive ecosystems, including sand dunes, nesting areas for birds and sea turtles, and delicate plant life.
  • Safety concerns: Driving a car on a beach can be dangerous, both for the driver and for other people on the beach. Cars can get stuck in the sand, and pedestrians or animals may not be able to see or hear a car approaching.
  • Local laws and regulations: Many beaches have specific rules and regulations that prohibit driving cars on the beach. Violating these rules can result in fines or other penalties.
In general, it's best to avoid driving a car on a beach unless you have explicit permission from the local authorities or the property owner...........

what a  crock...............Thais dump more crap on beaches ( just  look after any weekend or  holiday period)  causing  more damage than anyone and that without driving anything on it, public property ergo anyone can use it and do, if you cant hear a car approaching you must be DEAF unless its electric and if they get stuck thats their financial  loss.

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13 hours ago, Will B Good said:

One for the f**k wits on here who say what's the problem?....no harm...beach is empty....just Thais being xenophobic. 

pah and Thais driving on a straight road still drive into concrete poles, there  will always be the odd  moron in the world however 90% dont hit the poles or  fly out their car on a beach.

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