BANGKOK, 10 September 2019(NNT) - The Governor of Bangkok has explained that the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has no authority to allow motorcyclists to use overpasses and underpasses, but is focusing on drawing lines on the crosswalks in front of schools for the safety of students and citizens.
Bangkok Governor Gen Assawin Khwanmuang said recently that a group of motorcyclists had requested permission to use roadway overpasses and underpasses. He pointed out that the BMA has no authority to grant permission in this matter, as it is under the authority of the traffic police. The BMA is only responsible for preparing traffic signs and installing traffic lights for the control of vehicles and information of motorists who must comply with the Road Traffic Act B.E. 2522, he said. However, the BMA will discuss the request with the traffic police to seek a joint discussion of the issue.
The Governor of Bangkok, added that the overpass at Asoke intersection that has just been renovated has no motorcycle lane because the original structure of the bridge didn’t include a motorcycle lane in accordance with the engineering principles involved. It was only possible to strengthen the structure of the overpass.
The BMA will focus on replacing painted lines on crosswalks in front of schools for the safety of students. People are asked to inform the BMA of faded crosswalks if they know one so that the BMA can take immediate action.