Zero accident in public transportation can come to reality as in the beginning of 2016, Department of Land Transport has enforced all new-registered public transportation, trailers and lorries with 10 wheels or more to install GPS. All data is linked to Department of Land Transport’s Transport Management Center to accommodate tracking and observe driving behavior. To follow GPS Across Thailand project, the department intends to, by the end of 2017, have all public transportation vehicles installed GPS. D.T.C. Enterprise fully supports this project as all its GPS tracking devices are certified by Department of Land Transport.
GPS Across Thailand project will surely improve the safety standard of Thai public transportation which will successfully gain national trust. According to statistics, accidents in public transportation occur mostly from drivers’ driving behavior and entrepreneurs’ management system. Namely, drivers exceed speed limit, drunk drive or entrepreneurs let drivers work long hours which violates safety standard.
Therefore, to sustainably improve safety standard of Thai public transportation, Department of Land Transport has initiated GPS Across Thailand project to track and control both entrepreneurs’ management and drivers’ driving behaviors by using GPS technology. All data is real-time linked to Department of Land Transport’s Transport Management Center. It would be interesting to see if the accident statistic decreases after launching this new measure. Ultimately, the most significant matters are driving discipline and strictly following traffic regulations.