Reckless Driving on Pha Ngan Island: Foreigners’ Beachside SUV Stunt Sparks Safety Concerns VIDEO

Surat Thani, Thailand – In a recent incident that has sparked widespread concern, a video surfaced online showing an SUV recklessly racing along Baan Kai Beach on Pha Ngan Island. The footage, posted to a local Facebook group on April 17th, depicts the vehicle performing dangerous drifts close to the shoreline, occasionally breaching into the sea water.

According to the post, the SUV is believed to be rented, with both the driver and passenger appearing to be foreigners. This reckless behavior has raised alarms among the community, particularly regarding the safety protocols and regulations enforced by car rental operators.

The individual who shared the video expressed frustration over the inability to reach local authorities, highlighting potential gaps in emergency response systems. The incident has drawn parallels to similar occurrences in Phuket, prompting a broader discussion on the need for stricter oversight of tourist activities to prevent such hazardous actions.

Community members have voiced their concerns, emphasizing the potential risks to public safety and the environment. The incident serves as a stark reminder of the responsibilities of both rental companies and tourists to uphold safety standards and respect local regulations.

Watch the video HERE.

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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.