August 31, 2016
Detailed policy proposals developed by Legal Development Program (LDP) members were presented at the Policy Committee to Prevent and Reduce Road Accidents’ National Meeting, which included discussions on amendments to road safety laws in Thailand. Issues addressed included adjusting speed limits in urban areas and promoting law enforcement, imposing stricter drunk driving policies, increasing driver’s license requirements, improving public transportation standards, and mandating seat belt use for all passengers.
Deputy Prime Minister Gen. Prawit Wongsuwan was in attendance at the meeting. Key LDP members joined him, including Pol. Col. Kriangdej Chantarawong, Khun Pisith Wongthianthana, Khun Kasarin Trintrakul, and Khun Supha Jomphan, who are also members of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation’s road safety working group.
Thailand has the second highest road crash death rate in the world. The World Health Organization’s Road Safety Legal Development Programme (LDP) is supported by the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS), and coordinated in Thailand by AIP Foundation. It aims to build the capacity of its members to improve road safety legislation in the country that will help reduce road crash deaths.
The LDP is a collaboration among AIP Foundation, the World Health Organization, and the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety to build the capacity of its members to improve road safety legislation in the country.