The Government have completed a U Turn on their decision to ban travelling in the back of pick-ups saying “It is part of Thai life”.
The move follows numerous complaints from the public resulting in the authorities relenting.
New regulations will be put in place that may include a speed and passenger limitation.
How the rules are applied will be at police discretion.
There is no doubt that a complete ban would cause hardship on the people of Thailand but you have to consider how valuable a human life is.
If the government are serious about reducing deaths on the roads, they have to come up with a serious plan of action and stick with it, otherwise fatalities will simply increase.