Billboards tell drivers to remember Buddhist teachings

Ananova, Aug. 12, 2002

Billboards have appeared in Bangkok asking drivers to remember Buddhist teachings while they’re behind the wheel.

One of the city council’s posters tells drivers: “Have the wisdom to prepare your journey before leaving home.”

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Another says: “Have mercy and lend a helping hand to motorists with car trouble.”

The Bangkok Post says an education ministry official in charge of religious affairs has welcomed the campaign.

He said: “A high state of consciousness and concentration, and the fifth precept – abstention from alcohol and other intoxicants – should be practised by all drivers.”

Taxi driver Viroj Duangkasem says he enjoys reading the messages, but adds it’s difficult to put the theory into practice.

He said: “Once I’m on the road, all I want to do is drive my passengers to their destinations as quickly as I can without hitting other cars.”

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