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  • Phuket News

    Phuket’s small road expansion might ease the traffic congestion

    Phuket’s traffic congestion crisis might be getting some relief with the expansion of a small road that connects Wat Tha Reua, south of the Heroines Monument, to Baan Manik in Cherng Talay. The road has been broadened in hopes of reducing the heavy traffic load on Thepkrasattri Road. and Srisoonthorn Road. Previously, this small section of Route 3030, which merges…

  • Pattaya News

    Polish motorcyclist, sidecar driver injured in Sattahip accident

    A road accident in Na Jomtien, Sattahip, last night left a Polish motorcyclist and a local sidecar driver seriously injured. The collision took place at approximately 5.40pm, yesterday, May 5, outside a construction materials store situated on Sukhumvit Road in Sattahip district, Chon Buri province. Upon receiving notification about the incident, Na Jomtien police and rescue personnel from the Sattahip…

  • Travel

    Everything you need to know about Thalang Road

    Thalang Road extends beyond visual enchantment; it is a vibrant hub of activity and gastronomy. Envisage indulging in the most exquisite macchiatos at Macchiato House, set against a backdrop of stylish decor designed to enhance your social media presence. Or immerse yourself in the lively ambience of Soi Romanee, where the excitement unfolds. Notably, the absence of overhead cables enhances…

  • Automotive

    Is driving safe in Thailand?

    Thailand, with its stunning beaches, vibrant nightlife, and delectable cuisine, beckons travellers from around the globe. Yet, beneath this paradise lies a stark reality that often goes unnoticed – the safety of driving on its roads. Despite the allure of exploring this beautiful country on a moped or scooter, the question of safety looms large. Navigating Thailand’s roads comes with…

  • Thailand News

    Thai Transport Ministry announces 652 billion baht for infrastructure projects

    The Thai Transport Ministry recently announced a substantial investment of 652 billion baht (US$18,345,526,120). The funds are earmarked for around 150 transport projects to be initiated this year and the next, in a bid to bolster the country’s infrastructure. Transport Minister Suriya Jungrungreangkit detailed the plans following a policy seminar held yesterday, January 31. According to him, 64 projects, with…

  • Thailand News

    On Nut-Lat Krabang elevated road construction to resume in March

    The halted construction of the On Nut-Lat Krabang elevated road, following a catastrophic collapse five months ago, is set to recommence in March. The plan is currently being revised by the Public Works Department of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA). The elevated road, located on Luang Phaeng Road in Lat Krabang district, experienced a tragic collapse of a 600-metre section…

  • Thailand News

    New 6.5 kilometre six-lane road to link Phutthamonthon Sai 4 with Bang Yai-Kanchanaburi Motorway

    The Department of Highways in Thailand embarked upon a new project to construct a 6.5-kilometre-long six-lane road that will link Phutthamonthon Sai 4 Road with the Bang Yai-Kanchanaburi Motorway. The new roadway is expected to alleviate traffic congestion on the existing roads and foster urbanisation in the adjoining areas. The highway will extend through four districts in Nonthaburi and into…

  • Thailand News

    Tourist traps or traffic tricks? Pattaya’s road signs under scrutiny

    The Machanu Roundabout, where Jomtien Second Road meets the path to Jomtien Beach in Pattaya, has turned into a perilous zone, prompting residents to demand swift intervention. The pedestrian crossing signs, seemingly innocuous, are placed at a precarious height of only 160 centimetres. Tourists, oblivious to the looming hazard, find themselves colliding with these signs, resulting in a string of…

  • Thailand News

    Pattaya: Pathway hazard caused by parked cars, potholes, and uneven tiles

    Locals and tourists found themselves grappling with perilous pathways along Pattaya‘s Second Road, turning the once-bustling path into a hazardous route. Haphazardly parked cars, potholes, and uneven blocks create a challenging terrain for pedestrians, but that’s not all – advertising signs and encroaching vehicles add to the chaos, further squeezing the already tight walkway. The epicentre of this safety crisis…

  • Thailand News

    Pattaya: Pothole excavations cause frustration for locals

    Since the start of roadworks at the Chaiyapruek intersection on January 4, bewildered Pattaya residents have been scratching their heads over the necessity and planning behind this disruptive project. City authorities claim the construction work is an attempt to rectify uneven road surfaces, but the public is not buying it and many are taking to social media to air their…

  • Thailand News

    Thai driver’s vehicle carrying hazardous chemical catches fire

    A Thai driver transporting a dangerous chemical called aluminium phosphate, commonly used to eliminate agricultural pests, last night found himself in a precarious situation when his vehicle caught fire. The incident unfolded in Soi Porn Sawang 7, Samrong Nua Subdistrict, Samut Prakan. A rapid response by local fire crews and the Ruamkatanyu Foundation contained the situation, preventing a potential disaster.…

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    Thai transport minister considers tougher DUI penalties

    The Thai Ministry of Transport, Suriya Juangroongruangkit, recently made public his contemplation to escalate the penalties for fatal accidents due to driving under the influence (DUI). The proposed amendment in the law, announced on December 27, would see the current imprisonment duration of three to ten years potentially increase to a substantial 12 to 15 years. This initiative was purportedly…

  • Transport News

    New year exodus triggers traffic on Phaholyothin and Mittraphap Roads

    Traffic started to intensify on both Phaholyothin and Mittraphap Roads as city dwellers began their exodus from Bangkok to celebrate the New Year in their hometowns. By 10.30pm on yesterday vehicles were moving at speeds of 60 to 70 kilometres per hour on Phaholyothin Road heading towards Nong Khae, Saraburi, although there were occasional slowdowns. As vehicles approached Saraburi city,…

  • Transport News

    Motorway No 81 now operational, offering free passage until next Wednesday

    The new segment of Motorway No 81, also known as M81, is now operational and offering free passage to motorists until next Wednesday. This recent development connects Nonthaburi’s Bang Yai district with Kanchanaburi province. The inaugural ceremony was presided over by the Deputy Transport Minister, Surapong Piyachote. Surapong expressed that this initiative was intended as a New Year present for…

  • Thailand News

    US Google Maps nightmare: Desert detours lead drivers to nowhere, stranding them for hours

    Google Maps has left motorists stranded on treacherous desert roads, turning what should have been a smooth drive between Los Angeles and Las Vegas into a nightmare. Apologies have been issued, but for some, the damage is already done. Shelby Easler and her family set out on the well-trodden path from Los Angeles to Las Vegas to catch the thrilling…

  • Phuket News

    Patong’s peril: Road collapse has drivers on edge in Phuket

    A patch of road shoulder collapsed on the route over Patong Hill leading into Phuket’s bustling tourist hub, Patong, a situation that has authorities urging drivers to exercise caution. The subsidence occurred yesterday, and repair works are still ongoing on the compromised section of the route. Emergency repairs were undertaken on the cracked road surface yesterday. The Phuket Highways Office,…

  • Thailand News

    Pak Kret sinkhole causes traffic disruption, urgent repairs underway

    A giant sinkhole disrupted traffic at the mouth of the Pak Kret tunnel on Tiwanon Road when a precast concrete slab, covering an electrical conduit, collapsed due to heavy traffic. Authorities quickly cleared the area and temporarily halted traffic to urgently repair the damage, aiming to finish before the morning rush hour. The incident occurred at 8pm yesterday. The Pak…

  • Phuket News

    Patong Hill road set for major safety makeover in Phuket

    The notorious Patong Hill road in Phuket is set to undergo a significant makeover aimed at enhancing safety and reducing the frequency of accidents, particularly on its steep slopes. This development comes as a response to mounting concerns and complaints from local inhabitants about the hazardous condition of the frequently used road. The plan was unveiled after Phuket Governor Sophon…

  • Pattaya News

    Pattaya’s Soi Buakhao set to become one-way street in major traffic overhaul

    The streets of Pattaya are on the brink of a significant transformation. Officials announced that Soi Buakhao, a bustling road in the city, will soon be converted into a one-way street. To alleviate the regular high congestion and traffic density in the area, the traffic system change is set to take place within the next two weeks. The plan follows…

  • Phuket News

    Phra Mettha Road in Phuket reopens after four-month closure

    Phuket’s Phra Mettha Road, which had been sealed off for approximately four months, once again welcomed the hustle and bustle of traffic on November 1. The artery of Patong, this road spans 1 kilometre behind the Jungceylon shopping mall, stretching from Soi Banzaan to Soi Nanai Ruamjai. The closure, which began on June 20, was necessary for the construction of…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket MP raises concerns over hastily built, damage-prone Patong Hill Road

    An MP representing Phuket District 2 announced his intention to raise a critical issue in Parliament regarding the hastily built road over the hills from Chalong to Patong. Constructed last year following a landslide on Patong Hill, this road has since been met with concerns about its condition and cost-effectiveness. The road, named Luang Phu Supha Road, was inspected by…

  • Transport News

    BMA fast-track road returns to ease city’s traffic congestion

    The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) issued a call to the Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) for the swift restoration of roads surrounding various MRTA construction sites. This move is aimed at mitigating the escalating traffic congestion in the city. The deputy Bangkok governor, during a recent BMA meeting, revealed that the MRTA has assured the BMA of the planned…

  • Transport News

    Bumpy road, broken spirits: Buriram locals rally for repairs after 50 years of dismay

    Residents of Kok Pho in Buriram expressed their dismay at the state of a dilapidated road that has been in a state of disrepair for over 50 years, causing numerous accidents and commuting a challenge. They urgently request relevant authorities to expedite road repairs. Representatives from the villages of Kok Pho and Kok Ta Baek in the Isaan Khet district…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket’s Nanai Rd undergoes partial closure for resurfacing

    Phuket‘s Patong Municipality announced a partial closure of Nanai Rd, starting from today till August 5, for resurfacing amidst the persistent traffic challenges caused by ongoing flood works in Phra Metta Rd. The resurfacing work, expected to span a period of two weeks, prompts the necessity of one-way traffic regulation at separate sections of Nanai Rd. The municipality confirmed this…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket road closure: Temporary shutdown for flood-prevention works disrupts traffic

    Police have released a map indicating alternative routes to help reduce traffic disruptions after the temporary closure of a 1-kilometre stretch of road for flood prevention works in Patong. The section affected from Soi Banzaan to Soi Nanai Ruamjai (Soi Nanai 8) has been closed since Tuesday. The road closure was originally scheduled until August 26, although recent notices from…

  • Road deaths

    Fatal collision on poorly lit curve exposes need for better road lighting in Samut Sakhon

    On a dimly lit curved road, a collision between an 18 year old motorcyclist and a 51 year old man turned fatal, leaving one dead and another severely injured. Locals disclosed that accidents frequently occur in this area due to poor road lighting. An accident was reported on Chalermphrakiat Bang Bo alley in the vicinity of the Srap Charoen Suk…

  • Road deaths

    Terrifying near-miss in Ratchaburi prompts calls for improved road safety measures

    A terrifying incident occurred on a dark, poorly lit road when a white sedan suddenly emerged from a side road, narrowly missing a pickup truck, before crashing into a road sign and street isle. The drivers of both vehicles, as well as passengers, escaped unharmed from the ordeal in Ratchaburi province. A social media user shared a video of the…

  • Phuket News

    New Na Klang-Ao Jik road links Phuket and Phang Nga, boosting tourism

    The newly completed Na Klang-Ao Jik road, which connects Phuket and Phang Nga, is set to provide a boost to local tourism and cross-provincial transport. The Department of Rural Roads (DRR) has invested approximately 282.8 million baht (US$8.5 million) in the 4.2-kilometre road, which is part of a city expansion project in Phang Nga’s Thai Muang district. The concrete road…

  • Transport News

    Shortcut road between Kathu and Thalang in the works

    Phuket authorities are planning to construct a shortcut road between Kathu and Sri Soonthorn in Thalang. The road is being built in hopes of easing traffic congestion in Koh Kaew. The move was announced by Phuket Provincial Administration Organisation (PPAO) President, Rewat Areerob, who revealed that three prominent families in the region have donated land for public use to enable…

  • Thailand News

    Pattaya to ban parking on beach side of road from March 1

    Pattaya City is banning parking on the beach side of the road from March 1. Pattaya Mayor Poramase Ngampiches, says the move is in response to an increase in traffic issues after the city has seen more tourists arriving. According to The Pattaya News, the new rule stirred up social media reactions with many residents agreeing with the move. However,…