Thousands of motorists could face ultimate arrest for not paying lane changing fines
In the first four months of cameras monitoring 15 places in Bangkok for illegal lane changing 160,000 tickets have been issued. But only 14,086 paid fines after the initial warning. Now after the system was introduced in early May there are still 70,000 outstanding fines. Deputy chief of traffic in Bangkok Pol Col Kitti Ariyanon explained the long process that could ultimately see those who continue to ignore the fines actually being arrested. First off the Department of Land Transport (DLT) is contacted through the PTM system so that fines are paid when the motorist renews their vehicle tax. If owners don’t turn up to do that a letter is sent to tell them to pay the fine at the police station and receive a temporary extension of tax. If that fails a summons is issued. If that is ignored then an arrest warrant can follow. Thai Visa / Daily...
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