Updated Vehicle Speed Regulations for 2024
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Attention car owners! The speed limit laws are now stricter than ever before.
Speed and cars may go hand in hand, but you should still follow the speed limit. Driving over it can lead to accidents or result in penalties.
Speeding is a leading cause for road accidents. When you drive at excessive speeds, you may not be able to brake in time when someone unexpectedly cuts in front of your vehicle. It also increases the likelihood of losing control, failure in making turns, rear-ending the vehicle ahead, and more. Therefore, it is necessary to have laws that regulate speed to encourage drivers to adhere to them and reduce the occurrence of accidents.
The speed limits on different types of vehicles are as follows:
- Four-wheeled vehicles: Not exceeding 100 km/h.
- Trucks weighing up to 2.2 tons / Passenger vehicles carrying up to 15 people: Not exceeding 80 km/h.
- School buses / Student transportation vehicles: Not exceeding 80 km/h.
These speed limits are put in place to ensure the safety of all road users, particularly considering the nature and characteristics of these specific vehicles. It is important for drivers to adhere to these speed limits to minimise the risk of accidents and maintain a safe environment on the roads.
On unpaved roads, the speed limits for different types of vehicles are as follows:
- Four-wheeled vehicles: Not exceeding 110 km/h.
- Trucks weighing up to 2.2 tons / Passenger vehicles carrying up to 15 people: Not exceeding 90 km/h.
- School buses / Student transportation vehicles: Not exceeding 90 km/h.
These speed limits are specifically designed for unpaved roads, taking into consideration the road conditions and potential hazards. It is important for drivers to adhere to these speed limits to ensure their safety and the safety of others on the road.
If the speed limits on unpaved roads are violated, it would be considered a violation of the Land Traffic Act B.E. 2522, Section 67. The penalty for such an offence is a fine not exceeding 1,000 Baht. It is important to adhere to traffic regulations and respect speed limits to ensure road safety and avoid legal consequences.
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