Bangkok governor Chadchart Sittipunt inspected the notorious “100-Deaths Curve” on Ratchada Road today, June 3rd after five people were killed when a pickup truck crashed into an electric pole early this morning.
The Governor and senior officers from the Phaholyothin Police Station arrived at the scene around 10:30 AM. Chadchart said that the pickup truck’s speedometer was shown at 120 km./hr., exceeding the legal speed limit which was 80 km./hr. The speed was an important factor, coupled with the physical area of a curve and a little rain which made the road surface more slippery.
One of his policies was to map out all risk points in all dimensions, both crimes, and accidents. This will lead to the consideration of the physical areas for adjustments as risk points and of the speed limit.
His working committee would discuss the issues with the police as they had the authority to adjust the speed limit and the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration who had a duty to put up speed signs.
“[The risk areas indications] must be done at every part of Bangkok, using the power of technology to take the information on the map to see where there are many accidents. The places with frequent accidents would be grouped in red. If we can learn more from this, then we can solve the problems,” the governor said.
He also added that the risk map could be completed within the next week. Or if possible, police or municipality vehicles can be stationed at the high-risk points and turn the lights on, notifying the drivers to possibly reduce their speed, in order to initially warn the drivers and solve problems.
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