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Thai bus safety and infrastructure the incompatible match

Many travellers could be dicing with death when journeying on a double-decker this Songkran

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Apart from the high death tolls, the above statistics have something else in common: all of the accidents took place in Thailand’s hilly areas and involved double-decker buses. 

Officials conduct a balance test of a doubledecker bus at a centre in Pathum Thani. Buses higher than 3.6m have to pass a 30-degree slope test.

As the Songkran holidays approach, so too does the anxiety of travelling, as millions take to the roads to get to their hometowns. Many will be going by double-decker bus.

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