BMC Chairman Suthichai Weerakulsunthorn and his entourage have visited London to observe the works of the UK Department for Transport. The department has since set up a road planning and safety system that helps reduce road accidents and casualties.
Safety is the priority for this system. The streets and vehicles are frequently inspected to make sure they are in good condition. Campaigns to encourage motorists to strictly obey traffic laws have also been conducted continuously.
Mr Suthichai said the British agency places an emphasis on strictly enforcing traffic laws to ensure safety of the people. As Bangkok is a big city with huge traffic jam and many road accident, he said the BMC will ask the government to amend traffic laws enabling it to deal more seriously with traffic law violators in order to reduce the number of accidents.
Meanwhile, a representative from the BMC's traffic department has commented that London has a higher road safety because its people strictly abide by traffic rules, which is in contrast to motorists in Bangkok, who tend to flout the rules, making traffic jam even worse.