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    One Way System That Bans Trucks and Buses from Ascending Patong Hill

    Phuket Crashes Lead to One-Way System That Bans Trucks and Buses from Ascending Patong Hill

    PHUKET: A one-way system for trucks and buses on Phuket's Patong Hill will ban all heavy vehicles from going to Patong via the hill road, a meeting decided today.

    The system, with buses and trucks obliged to go to Patong from the Phuket city side via Karon Hill or the coast road through Kamala, is expected to be in place ''within a couple of weeks.''

    Authorities say they recognise that the one-way system for large vehicles will prevent crashes on Patong Hill but generate traffic problems around Chalong Circle and the Heroines Monument.
    The mind boggles.. So now every bus in Phuket town or even Kathu has to loop via Chalong or Thalang ??

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    ... and your blood will boil if you live in Chalong/Rawai!!
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    All this because no one can enforce driver training or vehicle condition..

    A few 'use low gear now' signs and some run off areas...

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    More likely a nice new 'tax' revenue for the police checkpoint at the bottom of Patong Hill for the 'short-cutters'.

    Run-offs, low gear ... come on Sef ... get real! 555
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    Quote Originally Posted by LivinLOS View Post
    The mind boggles.. So now every bus in Phuket town or even Kathu has to loop via Chalong or Thalang ??
    So you will now have a buss route Phuket Town -> Chalong -> Karon -> Patong

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    1.Just build the road that comes out near the second wat in chalong, and the one from Kamala to Kathu.

    2. buy the go kart track (there's another one over the road) and do licence and heavy vehicle checks.


    EDIT - I do apologize for applying common-sense.
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    Now, if they'd just get busy on that tunnel...

    Being cognizant of the Thai's engineering prowess, if there were a tunnel, I'd go the ""long" route anyway! 555
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    Should be a nice earner if the plan actually goes through. Chalong circle will be a traffic cluster f***.

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