Officials tightening site visitors rules, new penalties anticipated in July

A draft amendment to the Land Transport Act has received approval by the House Committee on Transport, according to an MP from the Chartthaipattana Party. Nikorn Chamnong, who chaired the panel, says the modification seeks to extend fines for site visitors offences and could presumably be enacted by July. The amendment now goes before the Senate, which is anticipated to approve it by January 31. Once that occurs, will most likely be returned to the House and might need to wait a hundred and twenty days earlier than being published within the Royal Gazette.
The Bangkok Post reports that the amendment seeks to extend penalties for offences corresponding to failure to look at site visitors signs, together with pedestrian crossings, from 1,000 baht to four,000 baht. It’s understood the committee is working on extra security rules, specifically regarding rushing, and wants to see harder legal guidelines around the utilization of big bikes.
Road security, and particularly the protection of pedestrians, hit the headlines after a Bangkok physician was killed by a giant bike as she used a zebra crossing final Friday. Dr Waraluck Supavatjariyakul died when she was struck by a Ducati bike being ridden by off-duty police officer Norawich Buadok.
The Bangkok Post reviews that forensic checks will determine the speed at which Norawich was travelling at the time of the incident. Jirasant Kaewsaeng-ek from the Metropolitan Police Bureau says he expects the outcome today.
Meanwhile, lower than every week after Dr Waraluck’s death, one other pedestrian on a zebra crossing has been killed by a rushing motorist. The incident happened on Wednesday evening, in the central province of Samut Prakan. 33-year-old Burmese national, Win Mar Soe, was crossing the highway within the Bang Phli district when a pick-up truck ploughed into her. The driver, Montree Poolslip, has been charged with reckless driving, with police saying he may be charged with failure to stop for others.
According to the Bangkok Post, Montree says he was driving within the far right-hand lane when the girl stepped out from the central reservation. Don’t worry admits he was driving too fast but says the pedestrian crossing was not very seen and that’s why he didn’t decelerate..

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