There are numerous reasons why Bangkok’s infamous No. 8 bus has been dubbed “Fast & Furious 8” in Thai media over the past few years, and “the worst” bus in city since the ’90s.
Aside from vigorously speeding, abruptly cutting in front of other cars, and simply not stopping to let pedestrians get out of the way, you can add this fresh incident to the list: Two drivers on the notorious No. 8 line — and one of of their conductors — got into a fistfight in the middle of Lat Phrao Intersection yesterday.
In a video that has received more than a million views, the trio engages in a street fight as the bus’ perplexed passengers look on.
The person who took the video captioned the footage: “Again with bus No. 8! I never thought I’d experience it myself. They’re fellow drivers of the same route! The bus in the back tried to get ahead of the other one. Not sure if they’re simply fighting over customers.”
Many commenters agree both drivers should both be fired and not allowed back behind the wheel.
No. 8 is one of Bangkok’s major bus routes, as it runs from Lat Phrao, one of the main residential areas, passes along the skytrain lines, and ends at the Memorial Bridge, where commuters can catch a boat.