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Transport Ministry offers free vehicle checkups nationwide ahead of New Year holidays

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Ministry of Transport has offered free vehicle checkup services nationwide, in a bid to reduce the number of road accidents, ahead of the New Year holiday period.

 

According to Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob, the campaign is in effect from now until the end of the month, with about 2,300 ad hoc kiosks being erected throughout the Kingdom.

 

It is expected that the move will help reduce the number of road accidents during the long end-of-year holiday season by reducing vehicle malfunctions.

 

Minister Saksayam elaborated that officials will go through a motor maintenance checklist, such as oil and coolant levels, tire pressure and tread depth, headlights, turn signals, break and parking lights. He further pointed out that the free maintenance kiosks will display a clear sign indicating the availability of the service.

 

Additionally, the Office of Vocational Education Commission will deploy a number of their mechanic students at another 259 spots, along some of the busiest roads across the nation, to provide similar services.

 

Saksayam also warned motorists against speeding, saying officials will establish checkpoints to monitor traffic on Bangkok’s several in-bound and out-bound routes, while adding that a 24-hour traffic center will be established to facilitate traffic flow during the period.

 

A large number of people, especially in the capital, traditionally return to their province of origin or take a trip during the New Year holiday period.

 

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They'd better offer motorist check-ups instead. It's not the vehicles that cause most of Thailand's road accidents. It's their inept, untrained, ignorant and careless drivers. When will that finally sink in with the authorities? 

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10 hours ago, AsianAtHeart said:

Biggest problems for road safety in Thailand (in no special order, numbered only for reference):

 

1) Lack of courtesy

2) "Me first" culture

3) "Me only" mindset

4) Slow reflexes

5) Alcohol

6) Poor decision-making skills

7) Lack of education in motor vehicle operation

8 ) U-turns

9) Wrong-way traffic

10) Great variance in road speeds among road users (e.g. ox-cart versus sports car)

11) Tinted glass

12) Invincible motorcyclists

13) Irascibility

14) Inability to plan ahead

15) Illiteracy / failure to read

16) Pure selfishness

17) Lack of spatial skills

18) Lack of perspicacity

 

To this I would add poor road planning and engineering, allowing pinch points to develop, lack of signage for clear routes to and from highways, lanes suddenly ending, poor signage and protection at roadworks, cheap construction and repairs, mixture of traffic types from bicycles to heavy trucks, you get the picture.

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14 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

The Ministry of Transport has offered free vehicle checkup services nationwide, in a bid to reduce the number of road accidents, ahead of the New Year holiday period.

Good move! But what do you do if it turns out that the vehicle is not safe? Do you have it repaired at your expense or ...?
It is not enough to know that the vehicle is not safe, but make sure it is repaired!

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Good news is your car is safe if you walk  "driver check" drunk, on drugs, tired, no licence, no insurance, no Mot. heavy right foot, weak left foot 6 Amulets your good to go🤔 

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Why is it thai motorists behave the way they do, how can any person ride a motorcycle at night with no lights with there family on board, why why why?

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16 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

the Office of Vocational Education Commission will deploy a number of their mechanic students

Yeah, young lads in their first year are left to do these checks... Doesn't instill much confidence. 

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13 hours ago, AsianAtHeart said:

Biggest problems for road safety in Thailand (in no special order, numbered only for reference):

 

1) Lack of courtesy

2) "Me first" culture

3) "Me only" mindset

4) Slow reflexes

5) Alcohol

6) Poor decision-making skills

7) Lack of education in motor vehicle operation

8 ) U-turns

9) Wrong-way traffic

10) Great variance in road speeds among road users (e.g. ox-cart versus sports car)

11) Tinted glass

12) Invincible motorcyclists

13) Irascibility

14) Inability to plan ahead

15) Illiteracy / failure to read

16) Pure selfishness

17) Lack of spatial skills

18) Lack of perspicacity

 

19) Lane hogging

20) Undertaking

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