Demerit point system for Thailand’s public transport drivers from December 1

Chinese bus in Bangkok

Golden Dragon bus in China town, Bangkok. Photo: trolleyfan.




Starting December 1st, Thailand’s Land Transport Department will begin using a demerit point system for public transport drivers of buses, taxis, tuk-tuks, and motorcycle taxis, with the ability to suspend or withdraw their licenses if enough points are deducted.

Common to many other countries, Land Transport Department Director-General Chirut Visarnchit explained today (Thursday) that the point system is intended to instill a sense of responsibility for the safety of passengers using public transport and to encourage drivers to comply with traffic laws.

Full story: thaipbsworld.com

By Thai PBS World

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