This is the shocking moment a bus driver is caught watching YOUTUBE behind the wheel – then falling ASLEEP.
Passenger Oscar De Cicco was travelling in the mini van style bus from Bangkok to Koh Samet when he noticed the strange behaviour.
He filmed the reckless driver doing more than 50mph while watching on his smartphone a YouTube clip of women dancing.
Moments later he pulls up at a set of lights and is seen in the rear view mirror with his eyes closed appearing to nod off.
Shockingly, it was just two days before the country’s notoriously poor road safety was thrown into the spotlight when a van and pickup truck collided on a motorway causing a huge inferno that killed 25 people.
Oscar, who is originally from Switzerland but lives in Thailand, said: ”I was on the way to Koh Samet. But after this I’m never taking a minibus again.
”Look at the idiot watching YouTube while driving and falling asleep at the traffic lights.
”Thankfully the bus was not overloaded with passengers. This kind of thing is just so dangerous and makes the roads less safe.
”After the tragedy that happened with the crash, its definitely not funny. Unfortunately the mentality of people that laugh at things like this are part of the problem. People have to confront reckless drivers, it’s a matter of life and death.”
On January 2 a mini bus carrying 23 passengers lost control and crossed the central grass verge before ploughing into a pickup truck travelling in the opposite direction.
Both drivers and 23 passengers were killed in the inferno in Chonburi, eastern Thailand.
Thailand has the world’s second worst road safety record – behind only war-torn Libya.
In four days alone between December 29 and January 3, some 426 people died in 3,327 accidents – up from 340 in the year-earlier period.
Oscar added: ”Suddenly people are shocked by my clip, showing something that happens every single day on Thai roads. Sadly that shock will only last a week.
”It will take serious action from the government to improve the situation. The spotlight is on the 25 people who were killed but that will fade soon. I hope I’m wrong.”