Plans are afoot to fine drivers and operators of vans that do not have a GPS tracking system fitted by the end of 2017.
With public safety at the fore of the move, authorities are insisting on the technology being installed or a fine of 50,000 could be issued. Presently there are close to 3000 passenger vans that so far, have failed to install GPS.
The majority of those who have not complied are in the Bangkok and surrounding areas.
DLT chief Sanit Phromwong said “GPS trackers have been found to be an effective tool in helping prevent accidents.”
The authorities wish to monitor speed and driver behaviour to reduce the amount of fatalities and accidents on Thailand’s roads.
Along with the GPS system comes an app, which will not only permit the authorities to monitor the van but customers can report traffic violations committed by the driver via the apps ability to connect to an operator.
The plan is to improve safety and driver awareness.
Source : Bangkokpost
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