Thursday, June 24, 2021

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New speed limits get green light


The Cabinet on Tuesday approved in principle new speed limits for Thai roads, citing the need to upgrade traffic conditions to international standards.

In Bangkok, Pattaya City, or community areas the new limits are:

– 60 kilometres per hour for trucks weighing up to 2.2 tonnes, buses with more than 15 passengers, school buses and motorcycles.

– 45kph for vehicles in tow and small four- or three-wheel vehicles.

Outside of Bangkok, Pattaya city and community areas:

– 80kph for trucks up to up to 2,200kg, buses with more than 15 passengers.

– 70kph for school buses and motorcycles.

– 55kph for vehicles being towed, and for small four- or three-wheel vehicles.

On roads of at least two lanes in the same direction with divider, the limits are:

– 80kph for trucks weighing over 2,200kg and buses with more than 15 passengers.

– 80kph for school buses and motorcycles.

65kph for cars in tow and small four- or three-wheel vehicles.

On expressways:

– 90kph for trucks over 2,200kg, buses with more than 15 passengers, and school buses. The speed limit drops to 80kph on flyovers and in tunnels.

– 65kph for vehicles in tow.

The new speed limits will now be sent to the Council of State for legal checks.

Published : June 01, 2021

By : The Nation