Saturday, 12 March 2016

3/12/2016 06:35:00 pm
Officials from the Nakhon Chai Air coach company have promised to launch an investigation after one its drivers was filmed driving recklessly and endangering the lives of other motorists.

A video clip titled "Almost Gets Killed from A Law Breaking Coach Driver of Nakhon Chai Air" was uploaded to the Thai Facebook page YouLike and has been viewed more than 400,000 times.

In the clip, the bus driver can be seen flashing his headlights, travelling on the wrong side of the road into oncoming traffic and narrowly missing the driver who filmed the clip as he tries to overtake a truck at high speed.

Management for Nakhon Chai Air have acknowledged the clip and have identified the driver of the Nakhon Ratchasima - Chiang Mai service who was performing the dangerous manoeuvre.

A spokesperson for Nakhon Chai Air Company reportedly told Thairath that the company is currently in the process of calling the driver in for a serious meeting and investigation.

The spokesperson also said the footage will be broadcast at the company’s annual general meeting due to be held at the end of March and shown to every driver employed by the company as an example on how not to behave on the road.

The spokesperson added all company drivers need to drive safely at all times, especially during the upcoming Songkran festival.

During investigation the company will contact each passenger on the bus for feedback as part of an evaluation into the driver’s behaviour. If the driver is found to have failed the evaluation he will face losing his job.

Some people commenting on the video said they were disgusted by the driving of the bus driver, while others said this was an everyday occurrence and nothing out of the ordinary.

One user wrote: “the driver obviously has no respect for his passengers or other road users”.

Source: Thai Rath

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