Chiang Mai seeks to reduce tourists' rental-car accidents

THAILAND - Chiang Mai Governor Wichien Phuthiwinyu yesterday met with car-rental operators, police and relevant agencies to discuss guidelines for preventing tourists' accidents in rented vehicles.

Wichien said the meeting invited the operators to outline the problems and propose suggestions for the province and agencies.

Their suggestions included more road/location signs in multiple languages, Mandarin interpreters for police investigations, and Mandarin, English and other language training for police officers.

Chanchai Kilapaeng, head of the Chiang Mai Transport Office, said it would more strictly enforce traffic laws on tourists, foreign and Thai, from November 1 onwards.