Thailand Tries Japanese Way To Curb Highway Bloodshed

Published on 10th August 2018 by Stickboy BKK

Thailand Tries Japanese Way To Curb Highway Bloodshed

Thailand is looking to Japan as a model to make its roads less deadly.

The transport ministries of both countries agreed Friday to work together to help slow the carnage on Thailand’s roads, which have the highest death rate in the world. The measures, however, are aimed at just public transport, meaning drunk motorcyclists can continue to kill themselves at a record clip.

Thai Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith said the 7th Thailand-Japan Joint Working Group meeting reviewed the results of Japanese methods on routes in Suphan Buri, Phetchabun, Uttaradit, and Khon Kaen and found them to be effective. The plans will now be implemented nationwide.

The strategy would focus on applying more stringent laws to both public transport vehicles and drivers.

Of course, in Japan drivers actually follow the law and the police actually enforce it. Translating Japanese plans into Thai won’t be easy.

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