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Pol Lt Gen Prawut Thawornsiri, spokesman for the Royal Thai Police, has explained that zigzag road markings ahead of pedestrian crossings which have been recently introduced for trial use to roads around Bangkok are one of the traffic signs commonly used in European countries especially around community zones to further road safety.
The zigzag lines warn motorists and car drivers to slow down their vehicle’s speed ahead of zebra crossings or coming barriers. After being introduced to Asoke Montri Road for trial use, the Royal Thai Police plans to extend the use of the sign to the front of schools and other educational institutes.
Pol Lt Gen Prawut said he also called a meeting of all related police units today to make sure traffic management plans are being implemented on the same track. Under the plan, policemen will help expedite the flow of traffic during rush hours. Numerous small lanes, sub-roads, unnecessary intersections and U-turn are closed to allow traffic on the main roads flowing as smooth as possible.
He revealed that the plan has been implemented on a trial basis on Sukhumvit Road, Rama 2 Road, Rama 9 Road and Bangna Road and showed a satisfactory result.