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Deputy PM Prawit Wongsuwon brought up pedestrian safety crossings yesterday at an online meeting with a road safety policy committee, and the interior minister. Phuket officials have now been told to paint warning lines ahead of pedestrian crossings, letting drivers know they will have to slow down soon. The group also talked about the new points system that started in December, which made new rules for truck, van, and motorbike delivery drivers. “The Royal Thai Police will increase the intensity of law enforcement for offences that are a risk factor for accidents as well as to survey and prioritise improvements […]

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Painting?

Thai's in general do not follow road rules, especially motorbike drivers.

Aren't they told the safety  and road rules when they get their license.

Aw that's right many Thais don't have a license to drive a car or motorbike.

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Well if he doesn't have his protection entourage surrounding or watching over him, then to lead by example he should walk them everywhere to see if his orders made them safer.

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32 minutes ago, Thaiger said:

Deputy PM Prawit Wongsuwon brought up pedestrian safety

To be pedestrian was to be drab or dull, as if plodding along on foot rather than speeding on horseback or by coach. Pedestrian is often used to describecolorless or lifeless writing style, but it can also describe politicians, public tastes, personal qualities, or possessions.

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Painting more stuff on the roads?

I remember, when the Karon police station was at the beach road, a pedestrian crossing just in front of it. Neither the officers,  sometimes standing at the crossing, not one vehicle did even react on pedestrians.

Aside: they installed pedestrian crossing traffic lights, in Kata and Karon, some years ago. Some pedestrians were desperate enough, to (try to) use them. And got almost killed, cause no one reacted on the red lights. After some days they switched em off again, some weeks after that, they uninstalled em. 

Fun fact, it was on the 4030, so probably Bangkok paid for it.

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It's unlikely anything will change long term.the long established rules of i'm bigger/wealthier than you will remain in force.

 

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All the paint in the world won't matter. First, you need a police department that enforces the laws and, second you need to seriously penalize offenders. Transparent and ongoing enforcement and taking money out of pockets is what works. The Thai government knows this, but has not the will power to force the BiB to do their jobs.

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