17 March 2019
Dedicated motorcycle lanes might be the answer to lowering the death toll around Bangkok’s congested streets.
A leading engineer has suggested that Bangkok should introduce motorcycle lanes.
The Engineering Institute of Thailand’s Dr Thanet Wirasiri says that Thailand has some of the most dangerous driving conditions in South East Asia – and things were getting worse all the time. He claims that the death toll could be reduced by 82% with such lanes.
In Bangkok about three quarters of deaths involved motorcycles and motorcyclists and noted that there were 3 million motorbikes on the road around Bangkok.
His think-tank at the Engineering Institute of Thailand is proposing motorcycle lanes on major roads as part of a coordinated approach to improve road design and reduce the risk to riders on the city’s roads – a key problem in Thailand.
Leading engineer suggests Bangkok should introduce motorcycle lanes – reduce death toll by 82%