Thai Royal Gazette announces speed limits in special administrative areas, including Bangkok and Pattaya

A photo of a toll collection center on the Bangkok-Pattaya motorway.

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The Royal Gazette last night, November 23rd, has published the Ministerial Regulation regarding the speed limit for driving on roadways in Bangkok, Pattaya City, Muang Pattaya, city municipalities, and community areas.

For driving in the aforementioned areas, trucks weighing more than 2,200 kilograms or passenger trucks carrying more than 15 passengers must not accelerate to more than 60 kilometers per hour. Vehicles that are towing another car, small four-wheel vehicles, and three-wheeled vehicles must not go faster than 45 kilometers per hour.

Motorcycles must be driving at no more than 60 kilometers per hour. Motorcycles with power limited to a minimum of 35kW or 400 CC, or “Big Bikes”, must use a speed of not more than 80 kilometers per hour.

School buses and student shuttle buses must not exceed 60 kilometers per hour. Tractors, road rollers, and agricultural vehicles as prescribed in automobile law must not accelerate to more than 45 kilometers per hour.

Other vehicles that are not listed above should not be driving more than 80 kilometers per hour. For reference, the order, in Thai, is below.

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National News Writer at The Pattaya News. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.