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Phuket tour bus sent off-road by tyre blowout

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The 21-year-old driver of the Phuket tour bus managed to swerve safely off the road after the tyre exploded. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub


PHUKET: -- A Phuket tour bus run off the busy Thepkrasattri Rd in Thalang after a front tyre exploded in a blowout yesterday afternoon (May 17).


No passengers were on the bus at the time and no other vehicles were damaged in the incident, confirmed police.


Capt Kraisorn Boonprasop of the Thalang Police was called to the scene, a few hundred metres north of of the intersection to turn off toward Nai Thon Beach, at 2:30pm.


Police and Kusoldharm rescue workers workers arrived to find the bus, with Sapkhongsom Tour emblazoned on its side, with minor damage rammed into a rubber tree by the side of the road.


Full story: http://www.thephuketnews.com/phuket-tour-bus-sent-off-road-by-tyre-blowout-62199.php 

-- © Copyright Phuket News 2017-05-18
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8 hours ago, Pattaya28 said:

Wonder what caused this "random" blowout ?



This is not a "random" blowout. As far as I can tell from personal experiences, most Thai drivers do not know the amount of air they have to fill into the tires of their vehicle, and have not seen a pressure gauge either. Therefore the tires are being filled up to the point, when the compressor  just does not deliver more air. This leads to pressures of around 60 to 80psi in the tire. The perfect condition for a tire to blow up. It is just the everyday madness in Thailand.

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