PHUKET: More than half of the respondents to a Phuket Gazette poll said that better training for tour bus drivers was the best way to stop the carnage on Patong Hill.
In response, the Gazette asked our readers: “What is the best way to prevent further deadly bus accidents on Patong Hill?”
More than 1,100 people took part in the poll, with 53.3% of respondents choosing “better training for drivers” as their top choice.
Second favorite was the option to build the long-awaited Patong Tunnel (story here), garnering 19.7% of the votes cast.
The option to “Change legal standards for bus brakes in Thailand to ensure full redundancy” scored 11.8% of the votes, with enforcing a ban on all large vehicles from using the Patong Hill road close behind with 9.6%.
Allowing buses to use the hill road only to exit Patong (story here) scored a meager 4.3%, while lowest on the list of respondents’ preferences was to enforce a ban on all buses from other provinces from using the hill, as they are unfamiliar with it (1.3%).
To check the full poll results, click here.
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