If you have ever taken a passenger van in Thailand, then it probably comes as no surprise that they have been declared the most dangerous form of public transportation during 2016. Speaking from my own experience, the drivers are often maniacs. They drive too fast, tailgate and overtake on blind bends and on the brow of hills. They always seem to be in a rush. In addition, many of the vans are overcrowded which means that even if the seatbelts are working, there isn’t enough for everyone. The recent crash in Chonburi has highlighted the dangers yet again. I am not sure if anything will be done, but there is talk that they will phase out passenger vans in favour of buses for any long distance journeys.
Here is the Top 3 of the most dangerous forms of public transport for January to November 2016:
Passenger vans: 103 dead and