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Thailand is turning to Japan to try and reduce the appalling death toll on its roads.
Government officials think that by implementing Japanese rules and regulations they can make the Thais a more responsible law abiding race.
Harsher punishments, a strict points system for driving offences and serious licence removal for offenders is at the heart of the plans proposed by the Communications Ministry.
Citing Thai Post the ryt9.com site quoted communications deputy Jirut Wisanjit as saying that the Japanese model of law enforcement was what was needed to help solve the crisis on Thailand’s roads.
By following the Japanese’s strict adherence to the law the Thais would be inspired to be more responsible and this would lead to less accidents.
The implementation of stricter measures regarding the points system and removal of licences was seen as vital.
The Japanese model could see Thailand taking away licences for six moths, one year, three years and permanently in some cases.
Thaivisa notes that the website did not mention the thorny issue at the heart of adopting any new legislation – enforcement.