Gridlock forces new car policies

New car import policies are being considered as the number of vehicles competing for space on Yangon’s archaic road network threatens to get out of hand. The chief of the Yangon Region Government’s car parking analysis group, U Myint Cho, said that urgent action is needed and that the supervisory committee will reconsider existing rules. […]

Authorities Push for Taxi Dashcams

Regulators are considering the installation of CCTV surveillance cameras on taxi cabs as the frequency of criminal incidents on cabs has increased, according to the vehicle supervisory committee Ma Hta Tha. Ma Hta Tha is currently in discussions with private companies to implement the initiative which can be used in case of traffic accidents or […]

Myanmar to tighten rules for bus drivers in Yangon

YANGON, June 6 (Xinhua) — Myanmar will tighten its enforcement of rules for bus drivers in Yangon as part of efforts to reduce traffic accidents in the capital city, official media reported Friday. Altogether 41 people died and 358 others were injured in 122 road accidents occurred in the January-May period this year, said the […]

Yangon car horn-free zone a failure says traffic police

The government’s “No Car Horn Zone” launched ten years ago in Yangon City has failed, according to traffic police. Yangon is Myanmar’s commercial hub has growing reputation for noise pollution where drivers over-rely on their car horns to push their way through heavy traffic. Six main townships in the city were firstly designated as no-horn […]