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Smoking pickup fails to climb Patong Hill

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PHUKET:-- The Chief of the Patong Police today urged motorists not to attempt driving up Patong Hill in clapped-out old vehicles after a pickup truck clouded the busy road in thick smoke from a burnt out radiator.

 

“We all know that this road is very steep. Please be careful not only when it is raining, but also during normal weather,” Patong Police Chief Chaiwat Uikum said.

 

“Road users must adhere to the speed limit. Also check your vehicle. If the vehicle is too old and not ready to use, please do not drive it. It only increases the risk of something bad happening.”

 

The warning followed an old Toyota pickup crawling to the side of the road at 8:30am while billowing thick grey smoke from under the bonnet.

 

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:cheesy:

Does someone know how steep it is in percent?

 

Thai drivers are easy to impress if if comes to a road that is not dead flat.

And maybe someone will them what a gearbox is for and that it can be touched even away from a traffic light.

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22 minutes ago, KhunBENQ said:

Does someone know how steep it is in percent?

17,7% at the steepest section according to GoogleEarth. Most of the hill between 9 and 13%.

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There is a section south of Kamala with 25.4% (also according to Google Earth. Don't know how exact it is. 25.4% seems really very steep to me for an official road around the island ... )

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"Burnt out radiator"... where do they come up with this tripe?

 

"If the vehicle is too old and not ready to use, please do not drive it. It only increases the risk of something bad happening.”

 

From the mouth of the Chief of Police. There is no hope whatsoever.

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They should have safety check stations.

Did this in my home county years ago. And if you sell the vehicle you need a safety check before a new plate is issued. That got a lot of old clunkers off the road. That car in the picture blowing smoke would be yanked off the road quickly.

 

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Gotta push hard on a scatooter if you riding doubles up that hill! Worse thing is the buses taking two lanes to swerve the curves. It's a dangerous stretch of road that, no matter what transport in what condition you use.

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15 hours ago, Reigntax said:

"Burnt out radiator"... where do they come up with this tripe?

 

"If the vehicle is too old and not ready to use, please do not drive it. It only increases the risk of something bad happening.”

 

From the mouth of the Chief of Police. There is no hope whatsoever.

And the Thai Department of Motor Vehicles will not set up actual vehicle inspection stations to keep these pieces off the road.

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On ‎08‎/‎06‎/‎2017 at 7:03 PM, snoop1130 said:

Also check your vehicle. If the vehicle is too old and not ready to use, please do not drive it.

Common sense. But we are in LoS where it often doesn't apply, especially when you are a Thai driver. And that smoke would have to mean the radiator had bugger-all water in it when the driver started out.

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On ‎09‎/‎06‎/‎2017 at 0:45 PM, sanukjim said:

And the Thai Department of Motor Vehicles will not set up actual vehicle inspection stations to keep these pieces off the road.

Oh, they have them. At least Chatuchak does. The net result of their inspections? That's another matter.

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