Emergency route in Bangkok: who is responsible for passenger safety?

23.03.2023
Emergency route in Bangkok: who is responsible for passenger safety?

As a result of the ill-considered actions of the driver of the bus number 8 in Bangkok, 14 people were injured, including the driver himself. Despite this, DLT, which has the right to take action against traffic offenders, limited itself to a fine of 5,000 baht for the driver and deprivation of rights for a month. However, this will not solve the safety problem on this emergency route.

The passenger safety situation on route 8 in Bangkok has been tense for years. The question of who is responsible for the safety of passengers on this route remains open. What measures should be taken to prevent similar accidents in the future?

One of the reasons for such a tense situation is non-compliance with traffic rules. Drivers must understand their responsibility for the safety of their passengers and other road users. How can the state increase the level of responsibility of drivers on this route and throughout the country?

Measures to improve road safety may include training courses, the installation of surveillance cameras and speed controls, and tougher penalties for traffic violations. It is also important to conduct regular checks of the technical condition of the transport and its compliance with safety standards.

Accident prevention and the protection of passenger lives must be a priority for all road users, including the state, drivers and passengers. All possible measures must be taken to ensure road safety, including on route 8 in Bangkok.