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Large trucks banned from major northern, northeastern roads over New Year holidays

By The Nation

 

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Ten-wheel or larger trucks are being banned from major roads to the North and Northeast over the New Year holidays.

 

Police Commissioner General Pol Gen Chakthip Chaijinda made the announcement that was published on the Royal Gazette on Wednesday.

 

The ban will last from December 27 to January 3, and enforced on the following roads:

 

1. Phaholyothin road from kilometre marker No 332 in Tambon Klang Daed in Nakhon Sawan's Muang district to kilometre marker No 347 in Tambon Nakhon Sawan Tok in Muang district. The ban will be applied on both directions.

 

2. Nakhon Sawan-Phitsanulok road (Highway No 117) from kilometre marker No 0 in Tambon Nakhon Sawan Tok of Nakhon Sawan's Muang district to kilometre marker No 7 in Tambon Bang Muang in Muang district on both directions.

 

3. Mittraparp road (Highway No 2) from kilometre marker No 15+600 in Tambon Thapkwang in Sara Buri's Kaeng Koi district to kilometre marker No 119+362 in Tambon Sung None in Nakhon Ratchasima's Sung None district on both directions.

 

4. Kabin Buri-Pak Thongchai road (Highway No 304) from kilometre marker No 165+400 in Tambon Muang Kao in Prachin Buri's Kabin Buri district to kilometre marker No 195+600 in Tambon Bupparam in Prachin Buri's Na Dee district on both directions.

 

5. Aranyaprathet-Nang Rong road (Highway No 348) from kilometre marker No 71 to 80 in Tambon Thappparat of Sa Kaew's Taphraya district on both directions.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30360800

 
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so the people in the south dont matter, the trucks between Bangkok and Surat Thani are deadly, they all drive like idiots, guess they think the south will vote for them and they are trying to get in the good books with those in the north only

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11 minutes ago, webfact said:

Large trucks banned from major northern, northeastern roads over New Year holidays

But the masses will be waiting for delivery of alcohol for the new year celebrations.

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Something desperately needs to be done about truck traffic on the highways. Eventually, I believe that all major north south, and east west highways will have to be double decker highways, like the overhead toll road near Don Muang. Not sure what else they can do. Improving the train system, so that it can handle massive amounts of freight would be a good move. Looks like some of that is being done, or at least being contemplated. I wonder from an engineering, and a cost perspective, if the overhead freeway idea is feasible. The top level would have to be a toll road, which many of us would be happy to pay, in order to justify the massive expense of construction. And the bottom level would be mostly trucks, cheap charlies, or local traffic. The main north south highway is a divided two lane road. Every two or three minutes, one needs to slow down to 50-60kph, to allow a truck who is trying to pass another slow truck, to pass. Many times you have trucks driving at 70kph in the fast lane. Though the highways are fairly good, this truck issue eventually will need to be resolved. It is becoming urgent, as more and more cars are on the road, as time goes on. And it is a major traffic safety issue, not that the authorities even care about that. 

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Why not just a blanket ban nationwide on all roads ? Will not make any difference,this year will probably be worse than last due to how the holiday falls,all the stickers and other ridicolous ideas will be spouted out whilst the corpses pile higher.

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The laws arent the problem, they all exist etc and extra like this for the Holiday season. 

BUT all of them are useless without "enforcement" and thats the issue in this country.

No enforcement = No consequence

That means they will do as they please, as usual, and so the death toll will start.

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Trucks haul freight a great deal of which originates from central Thailand.

 

Six days with no truck movements would cause shortages of raw materials, foodstuffs, and fuel in the NE provinces and have the local population up in arms. I call BS on this.

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4 minutes ago, PETERTHEEATER said:

Trucks haul freight a great deal of which originates from central Thailand.

 

Six days with no truck movements would cause shortages of raw materials, foodstuffs, and fuel in the NE provinces and have the local population up in arms. I call BS on this.

 

it's a badly thought through (populist) initiative that will, as you say, adversely effect local economies and minimum wage earners and doesn't begin to address the core causes of the problems on the roads here.

 

however they could, while the trucks are not working, enforce safety checks on the vehicles and make the drivers attend, and pass, an appropriate driving course.

 

 

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3 hours ago, Longcut said:

This year, most will have an extra 500 baht to spend on alcohol for New Years.🍸🍾

New Years? That 500 baht, in most cases, would have been spent 5 minutes after they got.

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Why only 7 days before the ban !!! The factories located along those affected roads will now have to frantically re-arrange production schedules, shipping in and out the country and workers. This is so disruptive to their businesses. Just show how disorganize this government. 

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5 hours ago, spidermike007 said:

Something desperately needs to be done about truck traffic on the highways. Eventually, I believe that all major north south, and east west highways will have to be double decker highways, like the overhead toll road near Don Muang.

Some things "needs" to be done - agreed, we all no that whatever eventually happens will take forever - if ever! 🤔

 

It would help immensely if the trucks that are on the roads were "fit for purpose" very few have the power needed to keep up with traffic flow concentrating instead on looking cool with lots of mirrors and stickers & off course making as much noise as humanely possible.

The powers that be will do little, they are the ones that end up profiting as they control the monopolies that the trucks feed with their loads! 😒

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