Connect with us

Phuket

Speed Limit Signs Sorely Needed

Published

 on 

Speed Limit Signs Sorely Needed | Thaiger

PHUKET TOWN: Widespread confusion and ignorance of the law with respect to speed limits in Phuket province was underscored in the Gazette Poll which closed at noon today. Only 22% of the 911 participants in the internet poll knew (or guessed correctly) that speed limits apply to all roads on the island (and throughout Thailand). In response to the question, “Are there any speed limits on the roads of Phuket,” 35% thought that there were, but only on some roads; 16% thought there were none; and 27% said they didn’t know. In order to clarify the issue and convey the results of the poll, Gazette reporter Saowanee (‘Tai’) Adulkeawpaluk met this afternoon with Phuket’s chief traffic inspector, Pol Lt Col Teeraphol Thipjaroen. The officer said that “normally” there would be speed limit signs along the province’s roads. He acknowledged that “some” roads in Phuket do not have these, but said the signs would be installed “soon.” As for the law, Pol Lt Col Teeraphol advised that unless otherwise posted, “general vehicles,” e.g., cars, jeeps, motorcycles and pick-up trucks, are restricted to a maximum speed of 80 kph in municipalities and 90 kph elsewhere. With the same proviso, “heavy” vehicles, (those weighing more than 1,200 kg), are restricted to 60 kph in municipalities and 80 kph elsewhere. In the speed limit poll, tourists demonstrated the least knowledge of the law, with only 17% of them understanding that speed restrictions apply to all roads here. Issues raised in the Gazette Poll change at noon every Friday. The polls appear on both the Phuket Residents’ Page (www.phket.loxinfo.co.th/~gazette) and on the Phuket Gazette Online at thethaiger.com.

 

Get more from The Thaiger

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Pattaya6 mins ago

Pattaya official urges mayor to expand legal nightlife zone

Thailand34 mins ago

Things you can do in Thailand during the rainy season

Indonesia49 mins ago

Earthquake in Indonesia felt throughout southern Thailand

Sponsored2 days ago

From regulation to cannabis delivery, here’s what you need to know about cannabis in Thailand

Patong2 hours ago

Foreign women rescued from rip current in Patong

Thailand17 hours ago

Woman smashes up her 1.5 million baht car over feud with Ford Thailand

Bangkok19 hours ago

1.8 billion baht in donations at the Erawan shrine in 2022

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Phuket20 hours ago

Phuket welcomes 4 million tourists in 8 months

Tourism20 hours ago

Carnival Magic theme park opens in Phuket to fanfare

Video21 hours ago

Ask the Thais | Stereotypes, Racial Profiling, and Discrimination

Coronavirus (Covid-19)21 hours ago

Thailand watching BQ.1.1 variant as Covid rules ease

Thailand21 hours ago

Military conscription in Russia could benefit Thailand’s economy

Economy22 hours ago

Economists foresee 38 baht to 1 US dollar this year

Thailand24 hours ago

Nine people hospitalised by chemical leak in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand

Thailand1 day ago

Scams in Thailand – Common scams in Thailand to watch out for!

Expats1 day ago

Beauty queen seeking asylum will not be sent to Myanmar

Thailand1 year ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand2 years ago

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

Tourism2 years ago

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

Phuket2 years ago

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

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

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

Tourism2 years ago

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

Thailand2 years ago

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

Thailand2 years ago

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

Thailand2 years ago

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

Thailand2 years ago

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

Thailand2 years ago

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

Thailand2 years ago

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

Thailand2 years ago

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

Thailand2 years ago

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

Trending