The Difference Between Roads and Streets

Tao Rugkhapan reports on the etiology traffic accidents which are becoming all to common in Bangkok as vehicle speeds increase along with lane tolerances and the number of elevated expressways.

Rugkhapan believes that the over reliance on roads and expressways for transport infrastructure development is a kind of formal cause for the increasing vehicular accidents and consequent deaths.

So long as the emphasis on roads as simply "a linear traffic conduit devoted to vehicular movement," which is often touted in the imagery of 'freedom,' 'speed,' or'‘sleekness,' remains so will speed as a built-in risk of every road – a logic that is not only natural but inalienable so much so that 'road safety,' is a near-oxymoron.

Full Story: What Underlies A Road Accident: A Story From Bangkok

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