Photo Release: the Deputy Director-General of Traffic and Transportation Department, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), gave the opening remarks at the workshop on Road Safety Audit Concept and the Adaptation in Improving the Crash-Prone Roads

General Press Releases Monday December 24, 2018 16:13
Bangkok--24 Dec--Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety Bangkok

On December 18, 2018, Mr. Surart Jaroenchaisakul (1st left), the Deputy Director-General of Traffic and Transportation Department, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), gave the opening remarks at the workshop on Road Safety Audit Concept and the Adaptation in Improving the Crash-Prone Roads, supported by World Resources Institute (WRI) under Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety, at the meeting room of City Planning Department. Assoc. Prof. Kasem Choocharukul, Ph.D. (1st right), Associate Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, gave the presentations on the factors affecting crashes and the concept of safer road system; the safer road and roadside designs; the road safety facilities; the risk assessment and the road safety audits for on service roads. Mr. Kim Lua (center), Senior Associate from the World Resources Institute presented the guideline for the improvement for safer roads by sharing the case studies from countries. The attendants were representatives from the BMA agencies and the police officers from the local police stations and the Traffic Police Division of the Metropolitan Police Bureau.

About Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS) - Bangkok

Bangkok has been selected by Bloomberg Philanthropies, headquartered in New York City, USA, to be 1 of 10 cities to join Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS) for 5 years (2015-2019). Aiming to efficiently reduce road traffic injuries and deaths in Bangkok, the Initiative involves the interventions through campaigns to raise road safety awareness, such as campaigns on drunk driving, reducing speed, seatbelt, and helmet wearing as well as through the design of improving safer roads


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