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"Sound of Music" safety plan abandoned after road chief uses his initiative

 

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Thai Rath reported that a project to stop accidents on a stretch of scenic Phetchabun road had been abandoned after it failed to work.

 

"Rumble strips" had been painted on the hard shoulder of a road that became known as the "Sound of Music" highway.

 

It appeared it was now more dangerous than before so the strips were hastily removed.

 

Netizens questioned whether public money was used to finance the scatterbrain scheme.

 

But director of rural roads in the north eastern Thai province Klaharn Tharaksa claimed he had used his own money for the paint.

 

That had cost him 20,000 baht excluding labor.

 

He said it was an experimental project and as such he decided to use his own initiative and get painters to work out of regular hours such as at weekends and at night.

 

But it hadn't worked and now he was forced to scrape off the strips and go back to square one.

 

Source: Thai Rath

 

 
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9 minutes ago, Bluespunk said:

What was the thinking behind the idea and how did it make the situation worse?

Just what I was thinking.

Also why were the 'rumble strips' painted on the hard shoulder? Surely the main carriageway would be where the traffic needs 'calming' more, the hard shoulder has slow(er) moving traffic on it.

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Near my home in Australia they are on the road edge as a simple wake up call that you are getting too close to running off the edge. Don't understand what the problem is, the story is not clear on this. 

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10 minutes ago, bluesofa said:

Just what I was thinking.

Also why were the 'rumble strips' painted on the hard shoulder? Surely the main carriageway would be where the traffic needs 'calming' more, the hard shoulder has slow(er) moving traffic on it.

This is really a wild guess.

Slow down the motorbikes on the hard shoulder but it didn't work because to avoid the rumble strips they drove around them causing problems by weaving in and out of the 'car' lane.

Just guessing.

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10 minutes ago, bluesofa said:

Just what I was thinking.

Also why were the 'rumble strips' painted on the hard shoulder? Surely the main carriageway would be where the traffic needs 'calming' more, the hard shoulder has slow(er) moving traffic on it.

The rumble strips create an audible rumbling sound and a vibration in the steering wheel when a vehicle drives over them. The sound and vibration can wake a sleeping driver--giving him or her time to regain control of the vehicle.

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2 minutes ago, overherebc said:

This is really a wild guess.

Slow down the motorbikes on the hard shoulder but it didn't work because to avoid the rumble strips they drove around them causing problems by weaving in and out of the 'car' lane.

Just guessing.

Seems like a good guess though!

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