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New speed limit of 120km/h starts

New speed limit of 120km/h starts

BANGKOK: The Transport Ministry has started the faster highway speed limit of 120 kilometres per hour on a section of  Highway 32 between Bang Pa-in district of Ayutthaya and Muang district of Ang Thong.

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By National News Bureau of Thailand

Saturday 3 April 2021, 11:48AM


Photo: NNT

Photo: NNT

The new speed limit was brought into effect on Thursday and will expand it to other highways in all regions from August, reports state news agency NNT.

Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob said the new speed rule was designed for sections of highways with at least four lanes and traffic barriers and without a median at-grade U-turn in order to reduce traffic congestion and rear-end collisions resulting from unregulated speeds on different lanes.

He said there were traffic signs to instruct speed limits for different lanes and rumble strips to indicate the beginning and end of the highway section under the new speed regulation.

The minister added that from December onwards the new speed limit would be imposed on more sections of highways with an overall distance of about 1,760km.

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JohnC | 06 April 2021 - 08:53:11

It doesn't matter what speed limits are set when  most locals just ignore the laws and do what they want anyway while the police continue to do nothing to stop them. What is the purpose of the Thai police force anyway? They don't enforce the laws and take tea money from motorists at every opportunity they can.....

Kurt | 04 April 2021 - 08:12:55

Lower max speed makes the Thai traffic safer, and reduce the exhaust emissions of cars, which is good for the polluted Thai environment. Many countries lower maximum speed because of exhaust emissions., and Thailand is doing the opposite?

Fascinated | 03 April 2021 - 22:48:10

What is the point about a story in Ayutthaya? None of the highways in Phuket fit this criteria anyway- just a quick cut and paste from the BP.  As always Kurt misses the point.

Kurt | 03 April 2021 - 12:03:21

Great, just what 'we' need 1 week before Songkran! When they stop that continues pulling the wrong end of ropes? Thailand need lower speed limits for their drivers. How high are the present casualties figures already due to speeding, driving high speed slippery roads, falling asleep while driving high speed?

 

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