Speed limit reduced to 50kph on inner Bangkok roads

Speed limit reduced to 50kph on inner Bangkok roads

Bangkok police have introduced a speed limit of 50 kilometres per hour on eight roads in inner Bangkok areas, saying the new limit is for public safety.

According to the Royal Gazette, the speed control takes effect immediately. It was published on Jan 16 and officially took effect on the following day.

The order was signed by Pol Maj Gen Jirapat Phumjit, deputy commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Bureau.

Roads affected, where maximum speeds have been reduced from 80kph to 50kph include Nakhon Ratchasima Road between Suan Ruen and Wang Daeng intersections; Ratchawithi Road from Upai Jetduthit to Krung Thon Bridge; Samsen Road between Bang Krabue and Si Sao Thewes intersections; and Uthong Nok Road between Uthong Nok and Tha Wasukri intersections.

The new limit also applies on Sukhothai Road between Suan Ruen and Sukhothai intersections; Si Ayutthaya Road between Kongpol Thee Nueng and Saowanee intersections; Rama VIII Road between Panich and Sukhothai intersections; and Sawankhalok Road between Yommarat and Sawankhalok intersections.

The imposition introduced by virtue of the land traffic law was aimed at promoting public safety and traffic conveniences in areas where there are schools and important places receiving lots of tourists.

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