Governor Chadchart asks for a year to study ways to solve Bangkok’s traffic woes

Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt has asked for a year to study technology based solutions to solve Bangkok’s notorious traffic problems, as he outlined plans to set up a working committee…

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Kids under 6 in cars in Thailand must be secured in child seats from September

Children under 6, or those 135cm or less in height, must be placed in booster seat or a child safety seat and wear seatbelts from September, or face a fine…

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Cop who killed doctor on zebra crossing gets sentenced to just over one year

Thailand’s Criminal Court sentenced a non-commissioned police officer to one year and 15 days in prison and fined him 4,000 baht today (Monday) after finding him guilty of reckless driving…

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Dicing with death: Thai motorists continue to play with their lives on the roads

During the Songkran festival, perhaps even more so than during other long holidays, the issue of road safety is taken seriously. The fact that we still call the Thai New…

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Ang Thong gets creative with road safety campaign after doctor’s death on zebra crossing

Ang Thong gets creative with road safety campaign after doctor’s death on zebra crossing

The Ang Thong provincial administration held a creative road accident reduction campaign yesterday (Monday), to encourage motorists to respect pedestrians’ right of way on zebra crossings, with a Khon mask…

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Rider of 'big bike' involved in fatal accident to be indicted on nine charges

Rider of ‘big bike’ involved in fatal accident to be indicted on nine charges

Public prosecutors have decided to indict on nine charges a police officer who fatally injured an eye doctor in an accident with his large motorcycle at a zebra crossing in…

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New hope for improving Thailand’s road safety

There is a new road safety campaign and it is a powerful tool for tackling Thailand’s road safety crisis, which is video clips of traffic violations. It is expected that…

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Bangkok to equip 100 zebra crossings with traffic lights in two weeks

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) plans to install pedestrian operated traffic lights at about 100 dangerous zebra crossings in the city to provide better safety, Deputy Bangkok Governor Pol Lt-Gen…

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Tens of thousand drivers in Bangkok face fines for encroaching onto zebra crossing

Bangkok’s Thonglor traffic police plan to notify over 25,000 motorists and motorcyclists, who were caught by surveillance cameras encroaching on zebra crossings at the Asoke-Sukhumvit intersection, to pay their fines….

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Udon Thani’s zebra crossings get makeover following Bangkok’s fatal accident

The north-eastern province of Udon Thani is improving their zebra crossings near schools and hospitals, to improve safety for pedestrians and drivers following a high-profile fatal accident in Bangkok that…

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Group demands better safety for pedestrians using Thailand’s zebra crossings

A group of activists campaigning for a better quality of life, about 30 of whom are former victims of road accidents, gathered in front of Government House today (Wednesday) to…

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Tragic accident inspires illustrations highlighting lack of road safety in Thailand

The recent killing of a doctor on a zebra crossing in Bangkok is still the subject of vigorous debate on social media, with many more satirical memes criticising Thailand’s lack…

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Doctor’s death signals overdue change in road safety mentality

The public outrage over the recent death of a doctor, who was simply crossing the road in broad daylight on a zebra crossing, which was caused by a policeman, seems…

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