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NLA member proposes 90 km/h speed limit for passenger vans

Discussion in 'General News from Thailand' started by Stamp, 6 Jan 2017.

  1. Stamp

    Stamp Thread Starter Administrator Staff Member

    26 Nov 2010
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    January 06, 2017

    A member of the National Legislative Assembly has proposed a set of measures to resolve the problem of road accidents caused by passenger vans in light of a fatal accident in Chon Buri in which 25 people were killed when a packed van crashed with a pickup truck.

    Making his proposal in his Facebook post, assemblyman Somchai Sawaengkarn said the maximum speed of all passenger vans must be set at 80-90 km/hour. Any driver found to have tampered with the speedometer of his van to increase the maximum speed will have his operating license and driver’s license suspended with the owner of the van fined.

    Each van will be fitted with a device which will automatically record the speed of the van, the time the ignition system is started and a GPS, said the assemblyman.

    He also proposed that all the existing concessions granted to passenger van operators to operate inter-provincial services be scrapped. He said all passenger vans can operate within a radius of 100 kilometres and, for longer distance services, the responsibility should be with buses and mini buses.

    The last measure, he said, is a complete overhaul of the system of issuance of driving licenses for public transport drivers.

    NLA member proposes 90 km/h speed limit for passenger vans - Thai PBS English News
  2. ttompatz

    ttompatz Just another teacher

    10 Jul 2014
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    More laws won't fix the problems.
    More tech that won't be likely be added and when it is it will be tampered with won't fix the problems.
    More buses won't fix the problems. There are just as many bus accidents with death and destruction just as high.

    Effective enforcement of existing laws would work far better (but we all know what the Royal Thai Police are like).
    More laws without effective enforcement will do nothing and the carnage will continue.

    Assemblyman Somchai Sawaengkarn is just making hay while the news is news. Next Monday it will be forgotten.
  3. SageAdvice

    SageAdvice Well-Known Member

    18 Nov 2016
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    ...and only one company will win the contract to provide such devices:smiling.

    ...because research suggests no accidents happen within a shorter radius:smiling

    ...the fine not to exceed B200 per breach and a deep wai :smiling.

    ...several fact-finding trips to discover how licenses are issued in US and Europe are necessary:smiling!
    Stamp likes this.

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