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Speeding and reckless driving rank top of all the complaints against public buses

More than 800 public buses were found to be involved in speeding and 19 drivers were caught driving beyond the four-hour limit at a time without taking a break during the December 30-January 2 safety campaign period, said Mr Thirapong Rodprasert, director-general of Land Transport Department, on Saturday.

bangkok busMoreover, he disclosed that 631 public buses were found to be not in good working conditions but yet they were put into services by their operators during the same period.

He said that the department had imposed fine on all these road safety offenders without exception. He vowed that officials concerned would strictly enforce the safety measures throughout the safety campaign period during the New Year’s festival which is due to end today.

According to 1584 hotline of the centre for the protection of city bus commuters, altogether 178 complaints were lodged with the centre during December 26-January 2 mostly regarding reckless driving, followed by rudeness by drivers and conductors and drivers’ refusal to stop at bus stops.

Thai PBS

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