Pheeraphol Thawornsuphacharoen, Director-General of the Department of Land Transport (DLT), has disclosed that the DLT will be conducting safety inspections on all forms of public transport to ensure that the drivers and vehicles meet the required safety standard, at checking points every 90 kilometers across the country.
The DLT is cooperating with the Highways Police Division and Transport Company Limited in the inspection of public transport around the clock every day. Public transport operators who try to skip the safety checks are punishable under the Land Transport Act B.E. 2522 Section 31 (10) or Section 32 (6).
Inspections will check the vehicles’ condition, and its documentation, as well as signs of alcohol or drug use in the drivers.