Connect with us

Transport

New rules for Royal road motorcades around Thailand

Thaiger

Published 

 on 

PHOTO: A Royal motorcade passes through a busy Bangkok intersection - YouTube

His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn has expressed concern about the motorcades of Royal Family members inconveniencing public road users. Around Thailand, when a member of the Royal Family travels by road, the roads are routinely closed off and hundreds of police stationed along the well-planned route to hold off traffic until the motorcade has passed through.

Now HM The King has ordered the Royal Thai Police to come up with new rules for the royal motorcades that would prioritise public traffic and cause less inconvenience. Whilst there has been no ground swell of angst from the public over the Royal motorcade road closures, His Majesty has been proactive in relieving any potential problems as more traffic heads out onto Thai roads every day.

The Royal Thai Police have responded by announcing 10 new rules regarding royal motorcades…

1 No traffic lanes will be closed to facilitate royal motorcades in the future

2 On the motorcade route, traffic lanes will be divided into a motorcade lane while the rest will remain public lanes, using dividers as traffic cones, lighting signs, intelligent signs, etc.

3 The lanes on the opposite side of the motorcade route will remain open as usual. If the road does not have a street island, dividers such as traffic cones will be deployed to ensure public safety.

4 Traffic lanes merging into the motorcade route at a junction will be open as usual, using traffic cones to guide traffic flow

5 U-turn bridges and crossing bridges that fly over the motorcade route will be open as usual

6 At toll booths, only two rightmost lanes will be reserved for the motorcade, while the rest will be open to public vehicles. Traffic cones will be deployed on the left lanes to guide public vehicles into and out of the booths.

7 No one will be forced to change direction at junctions and crossroads along the motorcade routes. The public’s intention to use the roads in their original direction must be preserved as a priority

8 Traffic cones and lighting signs must be deployed in a suitable place that does not result in loss of traffic lanes or causes the public inconvenience

9 Consider employing appropriate public relations measures to notify road users of optimal routes with the highest convenience and safety

10 Police commanders of all levels must supervise the route administration in person and make sure to use suitable manners and speech when addressing the public to avoid causing them to feel being forced or limited in their transport routes.

SOURCE: The Nation

New rules for Royal road motorcades around Thailand | News by Thaiger

 

Want more from the Thaiger family?

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS for instant updates on your mobile
📧 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🔔 Subscribe to or Join our YouTube channel for daily video updates

Follow Thaiger by email:

Coronavirus (Covid-19)15 mins ago

Ayutthaya hospital to test all staff for Covid after 18 test positive

Thailand41 mins ago

13 teenagers arrested in Chon Buri for partying, gathering

Crime46 mins ago

Crime Suppression Division seizes dozens of illegal firearms in a series of raids

Phuket Sandbox July 1st

days
hours
minutes
seconds

Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in July - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages in June!

Sponsored by image

Crime1 hour ago

Marijuana valued at 10 million baht seized in Nakhon Phanom, 2 arrested

Coronavirus (Covid-19)2 hours ago

Monday Covid Update: 3,355 new cases, provincial totals

Coronavirus (Covid-19)2 hours ago

Almost 100% of teachers and staff vaccinated in Bangkok

Thailand3 hours ago

Almost 8 million register for stimulus scheme, app briefly goes down

Best of3 hours ago

Top 5 best temples in Bangkok

Thailand4 hours ago

Good Morning Thailand | What’s happening in Pattaya, Phuket sandbox, reopening for tourism

Coronavirus (Covid-19)4 hours ago

25 vaccination sites put on hold in Bangkok

Phuket4 hours ago

Ambulance crashes into a lightpole in Phuket

Thailand5 hours ago

Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport task force cracks down on drug trafficking

ASEAN5 hours ago

Southeast Asia sees highest tally of Covid-19 infections in a single day

Chiang Rai5 hours ago

Chiang Rai: man robs a bank that’s inside a Tesco Lotus

Best of6 hours ago

Top 10 Private Villas in Thailand

Thailand3 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism3 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket3 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism4 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand4 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism4 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Southern floods, Face mask fines, Thai Air Asia woes | January 8

Trending