Land Transport Dept gets tough with law-breaking public vehicles

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Bangkok – The Department of Land Transport (DLT) has launched a transport safety campaign to prompt operators of public vehicles countrywide to improve the safety of passengers.

The DLT in April inspected more than 17,000 public vehicles and took action against a law-breaking 521 drivers for improper adjustments and adaptations, refusing passengers, failing to show licenses, as well as other offences.

The wrongdoers have been sent to the department’s responsibility enhancement camp. Repeat offenders will have their driver’s licenses suspended or revoked. Deputy Director-General of the DLT, Jongrak Kitsamrankhun, advised the public to choose only transport operators certified by the DLT.

Passengers experiencing unsafe services are urged to call the DLT’s hotline, 1584 or contact the department via its website http://ins.dlt.go.th/cmpweb.