Standing on Baht Buses Banned in Thailand, But Will It Be Enforced?


A law published in the Royal Gazette on Friday (February 17th) states passengers are not allowed to stand on the back of baht buses.

The law also states that the baht bus speed limit must not reach over 60 kilometer per hour. If baht bus drivers break the law they will face legal action.

However, baht bus operators are not happy as it will affect them because of high oil prices. In rush hours they are unable to stop passengers from standing on the back of the baht bus as they are in hurry and agree to stand.

In addition, baht bus drivers cannot refuse to pick up more passengers. There were passenger complaints to the Land Transport Office before after drivers did not stop to pick them up as the baht bus had no place to sit.

The 60 kilometres per hour speed limit might not affect baht buses in towns but may affect the rounds of baht buses outside of towns.

TPN notes this has been attempted to be enforced under local ordnances previously but was not enforced.

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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.