June 7, 2018
Legal Development Program (LDP) members participated in the Royal Thai Police’s public hearing in Bangkok on the draft Road Traffic Act. The public hearing aimed to gather input on proposed changes to the Act from experts, stakeholders, and the general public. In total, the public hearing attracted 500 attendees including civil society, private sector, and government representatives from various agencies.
LDP members Pol. Col. Jinda Klubklaye and Supa Chotngam, who are also part of the Road Traffic Act Reform Working Group, were key contributors to the hearing and were joined by fellow LDP members Kasarin Trintrakul and Thanachart Paliyawate. While the participants were in favor of the proposed changes to the existing traffic law in 10 areas, they also raised concerns over how certain provisions would be enforced. The Royal Thai Police will accept input until 16 June 2018. The revised law is expected to take effect later this year.