BMA to Implement Truck Weighing Tech After Road Collapse


BANGKOK (NNT) – The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) announced plans to deploy weigh-in-motion technology for trucks across the city. The move comes after a 10-wheel truck, overloaded with 37.4 tonnes of cargo, broke a section of Sukhumvit Road, leading to injuries.

The BMA said it will pilot the technology at 10 locations before extending it throughout the capital. The agency plans to enforce stricter rules at construction sites, including the potential cancellation of permits for sites that allow overweight lorries.

Police have charged the truck driver involved in the Sukhumvit Road incident with reckless driving and carrying cargo above the legal limit. Investigations are also underway regarding the truck’s owner and potential modifications made to the truck for extra cargo.

The BMA, in recent days, addressed other truck-related issues, with several cases resolved through the Traffy Fondue platform.

The preceding is a press release from the Thai Government PR Department.

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.