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It's not the trucks that are the problem, it's the BMA's own filthy polluting red buses and the local mini-buses. And there's a snowball's chance in Hell that they'll stop using them.

I remember them floating this idea around some time ago and never thought it would happen. Progress, however small, is still progress. Kudos!

Bangkok temporarily closed to large trucks during day from Dec 1 By The Nation     In a move to control PM2.5 levels in the capital during the dry, cool season, the Bangkok Me

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3 hours ago, NCC1701A said:

i wonder if there is some other reason for this? 

 

it would be nice if they can keep the Thai government weather site up. It has been down for days. no radar, no nothing.

Yes, it's frustrating, incompetence as usual.. In the meantime you can use Windy radar which gets its data from TMD

https://www.windy.com/-Weather-radar-radar?radar,13.681,100.583,8

 

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So they are going to out up lots of measuring equipment to inform them of something they already know and the best they got is banning 6 wheel trucks! Useless as ever Bangkok admin 

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5 minutes ago, Kerryd said:


Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. Stopping big trucks, like the ones they use to haul tanks around the country maybe ? Is someone at the top getting nervous about his future maybe ?

 

Not stopping them from 9pm to 6am though.

 

I think it is great restricting truck movements in the capitol to only during the night.

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16 hours ago, webfact said:

Vehicles with six or more wheels will be blocked from entering Bangkok from 6am to 9pm

 

Excellent….we need a good crackdown.

 

But according to strict, long-standing, time-honored, ‘Crackdown Protocols’ we should remember that only violators who refuse to pay the special ‘Crackdown Tax’ will be prosecuted.

 

Nothing to worry abut here….the new normal will have much in common with the old normal.

 

 

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11 minutes ago, Techno Viking said:

 

Not stopping them from 9pm to 6am though.

 

I think it is great restricting truck movements in the capitol to only during the night.


True, should cut down on traffic congestion somewhat. I note that in the article it says "Bangkok Metropolitan Authority (BMA) has decided to stop six-wheelers from entering the city" and then further down "Vehicles with six or more wheels will be blocked".

It doesn't specify "trucks" and I see a lot of tour buses also have "six wheels" so I wonder if they'll be blocked as well. (You can probably already here the screaming in some places as tour bus operators and others all start clamouring for clarification and/or exemptions.)

Also, are they going to count actual wheels, or axles ? For example, regular school buses and smaller delivery trucks often have dual rear wheels, so "6 wheels" on 2 axles.

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That would really cause havoc if they blocked all those types of vehicles as well.

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40 minutes ago, Kerryd said:


True, should cut down on traffic congestion somewhat. I note that in the article it says "Bangkok Metropolitan Authority (BMA) has decided to stop six-wheelers from entering the city" and then further down "Vehicles with six or more wheels will be blocked".

It doesn't specify "trucks" and I see a lot of tour buses also have "six wheels" so I wonder if they'll be blocked as well. (You can probably already here the screaming in some places as tour bus operators and others all start clamouring for clarification and/or exemptions.)

Also, are they going to count actual wheels, or axles ? For example, regular school buses and smaller delivery trucks often have dual rear wheels, so "6 wheels" on 2 axles.

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That would really cause havoc if they blocked all those types of vehicles as well.

 

I assumed they meant 6 axles, not 6 wheels.

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If I decide to trash my house at night rather than during the day, does that make the trash somehow less?

Small reduction in pollution, I imagine, if trucks enter at night, as less sitting in traffic

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