Did you know that the Legal Development Program (LDP) was established in 2015 with the aim of reducing road injuries and fatalities through legislative improvement? We’re turning three this year and what better way to celebrate this special occasion than spotlighting our hard-working team of road safety experts?
In the coming months, tune in every week to hear LDP members discuss their experiences working in road safety in a new series, “Up close with LDP”. You can watch the entire series here.
In today’s instalment, we are still with second-generation LDP member Prof Pol Maj Gen Pongson Kongtreekaew, a professor at the Royal Police Cadet Academy who first called attention to the need for lower urban speed limits in Thailand. Here, Prof Pol Maj Gen Pongson discusses LDP’s efforts to tackle the issue in the last 2 years, which have led to introduction of urban speed limits of no more than 50 km/h in 35 provinces [Data as of July 2018].
The Legal Development Program (LDP) is a collaboration between AIP Foundation Thailand and the World Health Organization (WHO) aiming to reduce road injuries and fatalities through legislative improvement. LDP is supported by the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS).