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Land Transport Dept to require transport companies to hire safety managers

 The Department of Land Transport (DLT) will ban double-decker buses from certain routes due to safety concerns and is requiring all transport companies to hire safety managers by June this year.

Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith was speaking after a seminar on transport safety managers, saying that the DLT will advise all transport companies throughout the boarding process. Transport safety managers will inspect vehicle readiness before departure, plan travel routes, manage emergencies, and monitor vehicles with GPS tracking. Officials are also working on a safety manual for standardized compliance.

The safety managers will focus on the safety of around 5,000 double-decker buses nationwide. The DLT will also ban the buses from certain routes due to safety concerns.

As for safety measures during the Songkran holidays, Arkhom said the number of public transportation vehicles will be increased by 5-10 percent on same period last year. Officials have been told to strictly screen the qualifications of drivers and their blood alcohol levels before departure, as well as the readiness of their vehicles.

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