Overloaded Songtaew Angers Netizens.
CityNews – A blue songtaew that transports passengers from Chiang Mai to Lamphun has been photographed and shared by netizens who say that because it was so overloaded it is a risk to other road users and the passengers themselves.
The blue songtaew is clearly overloaded with many people hanging off the back. The suspension looks dangerously low.
After the image went viral, it was sent to the Provincial Department of Land Transportation who are investigation the issue.
According to the person who shared the photo, the songtaew’s seats were full so five people were hanging off the back, of which two were students. They also claimed the driver was still stopping trying to pick up even more passengers.
The Provincial Department of Land Transportation told reporters that if there was any wrongdoing and the driver could be identified, then they will be punished.