By Chakkawan Salaytoo
Representatives of public transport vans on Tuesday urged Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha to scrap the 13-seat limit and the requirement for passengers to fasten their seat belts.
The new regulations were imposed under Article 44. The order was published in the Royal Gazette last Wednesday to improve the safety of vans used for public transportation.
Submitting their petition through the Public Service in Bangkok, they asked for a grace period until their current concession contracts with the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority expires.
They claimed they have insufficient funds to make many of the adjustments which are required under the new regulations.