PHUKET: Thailand can claim credit for some of Southeast Asia’s most high-profile land transport boondoggles, yet often overlooked is the long-standing and scandalously in-your-face inadequacy of the Transport Ministry to provide drivers with one of the most basic motoring necessities: accurate and informative road signs.

We live in an age of amazing geographic technology. Cars, cameras and other electronic gadgets come equipped with global positioning satellite technology capable of providing real-time spatial information with almost pinpoint accuracy, at least for those who take the time to use it.

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