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    Land Transport Department inspects trucks and buses emitting black smoke

    BANGKOK (NNT) - The Department of Land Transport has stepped up efforts to put an end to black smoke being released by some trucks and passenger buses, to help reduce ultra-fine dust particles in the air.


    The Department of Land Transport is to send its inspectors to undertake random checks of trucks and passenger buses on primary and secondary routes in Bangkok and neighboring provinces. Inspections will be conducted on a regular basis in various locations, such as Khlong Toei Port, Khlong Luang Commodity Transport Station, Rom Khao, Lad Krabang, Tiwanon Road, Lam Luk Ka Road, Borommaratchachonnani Road, Suwinthawong Road, Phahonyothin Road and Bang Na-Trad Road.


    Provincial transport offices will also dispatch officials to inspect the condition of passenger buses at bus stations and along primary and secondary routes. Drivers of buses with exhaust emissions that exceed the permitted PM2.5 levels, will face a fine of 5,000 baht. A ban will also be imposed on their vehicles until they are fixed and resubmitted for inspection. People can make complaints about vehicles emitting black exhaust fumes to the Department of Land Transportís 1584 hotline. They can also submit their complaints via the departmentís Line account and Facebook page.

    National News Bureau Of Thailand

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    these are the same buses that i used in the 80's,no2 along sukv.rd.they are still on the rd.today.

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    My word, what an innovation.

    The DLT never sleeps.


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    Yes, because that will solve the toxic pollution problem forever.

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    Apparently they checked 25 trucks in Don Muang area, 12 were found to be in violation of pollution standards.

    The article didn't state what happened to those trucks, fined, impounded, will they have to prove later on that the issue has been solved?

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    How many years have these checks been going on? sure this time it will be thorough and they will never venture onto the roads again!

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    Fuck me, you could start with those poison-spewing songtaews, they alone must account for a fair chunk of vehicle pollution.

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    This'll be fun to watch; no more smoke, no more plastic bags, we might just save the world.

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    Fact is, if they removed all the polluting trucks & busses from the roads the country would shut down, they know it so just pay lip service to the "problem"

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    ^ right, even if they were serious, a couple of calls from big companies about being unable to operate/deliver goods should put an end to this crackdown quickly, if not officially at least brushed under the carpet.

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