Zebra crossings: Calls for harsher punishment for motorists who hit pedestrians

A new campaign aimed at raising the awareness about the correct use of zebra crossings here in the kingdom was launched last week and now those behind the campaign are calling on the government to increase the punishments for motorists responsible for accidents that occur on the crossings.

The latest campaign is a joint effort from the drink drive foundation and the Culture Ministry that are petitioning the government to increase the punishment from 1-month in prison and a fine of 1,000 baht to 3 months in prison and a 5,000 baht fine in an effort to deter people from not stopping at zebra crossings.

A meeting was held at the Mercure Hotel where those in attendance were informed that accidents involving pedestrians on zebra crossings had increased by 163 percent over 2015 and 2016.

Zebra crossings: Calls for harsher punishment for motorists who hit pedestrians

There were reportedly 1,621 accidents in the capital involving zebra crossings in 2016 compared to 615 reported incidents in 2015.

What do you think are increased fines and jail time the best way to combat the issue? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

Source: Daily News

Content : LovePattayaThailand

1 COMMENT

  1. I was in Bangkok yesterday and drivers totally ignore the Zebra crossings even for someone like me on the arm of a lady who helps me to be mobile!ded

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