Thai cabinet approves new speed limits

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The cabinet has approved new speed limits in order to bring Thailand’s traffic conditions in line with international standards.

The new speed limits for Bangkok, Pattaya or community areas are:

– 60 kilometres per hour (kph) 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.

In areas outside Bangkok or Pattaya:

– 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.

The speed limits for roads with at least two lanes of the same direction and dividers:

– 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.

The speed limit 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.

According to deputy government spokesperson Traisulee Taisaranakull, the new speed limits will now be sent to Council of State for legal ratification.

 

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