Thailand to adopt some of Japan’s road safety measures
PHOTO: The Nation
“It was found that Japan had placed importance on measures related to public transports which focus on the standard of transports and equipment and the safety of drivers and passengers.”
In an effort to reduce the country’s shameful road toll, the Ministry of Transport says it’s started to implement some of Japan’s road safety measures in Thailand.
The Transport Minister, Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, said the 7th Thailand-Japanese Joint Working Group meeting was held yesterday (August 8) at Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport.
The meeting discussed road safety measures in line with the memorandum of understanding (MOU) between Thailand’s Ministry of Transport and Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.
Mr. Arkhom said his ministry and related agencies have initially applied Japan’s measures to address road accidents to four pilot routes in Suphan Buri, Phetchabun, Uttaradit, and Khon Kaen provinces. If successful, the measures will be expanded to eight additional pilot routes that are prone to road accidents.
According to the report on the field trip to Japan, it was found that Japan had placed importance on measures related to public transports which focus on the standard of transports and equipment and the safety of drivers and passengers, and the Department of Land Transport has decided to apply them to the Thai public transport system.
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