Phuket Officials Remind the Public About Large Truck Bans During Rush Hours From July 1st

Phuket –

Phuket Police have reminded the public that trucks with ten wheels or more will be banned on roads in Phuket during rush hours, starting next month from July 1st.

Our previous story:

The Phuket Governor Sophon Suwannarat told the Phuket Express that trucks with more than ten wheels will be banned on roads in Phuket during specific times.

Now for the Update:

On Friday (June 28th) the Phuket Provincial Deputy Commander Colonel Passakorn Sonthikun told the Phuket Express that they are reminding truck drivers and truck companies that trucks with more than ten wheels will be banned on every road in Phuket from 6:00 A.M. to 9:00 A.M. and from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. except on Saturday, Sunday, and public holidays, starting from July 1st, 2024.

However, there is an exception for fire engines or trucks from government offices that help people to fill water in the dry season. For any truck that needs emergency transportation, a company has to file a permission request to traffic police on a case by case basis.

Anyone who breaks the rule will face legal action. This new rule is to solve traffic problems and prevent road accidents in Phuket

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for five years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.