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New Traffic Laws & Penalties

Post by pal52 » May 7, 2019, 9:25 am

New Traffic Penalties which are in the final process of becoming Law.

https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/genera ... -penalties



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Re: New Traffic Laws & Penalties

Post by Doodoo » May 7, 2019, 10:27 am

Great news
Only if they are enforced.

Good luck

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Post by 747man » May 7, 2019, 10:43 am

In the draft bill, failing to stop at traffic lights would mean two points being deducted and a fine of between 1,800 baht and 3,200 baht. Failure to stop or slow down to allow pedestrians to use to a...

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SOMEONE Will make a Fortune out of these,I Can already hear Someone Shouting " Roll On Songkran " Now.....

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Re: New Traffic Laws & Penalties

Post by minimiglia » May 7, 2019, 10:58 am

Dream On, will not be enforced.

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Re: New Traffic Laws & Penalties

Post by pal52 » May 7, 2019, 11:20 am

The price of on the spot fines will be going up.
At the moment it is 200 baht for failing to stop at a red traffic light.
The new system is between 1800 & 3200 baht.
The BIB will make a fortune unless cameras are installed at Traffic lights.

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Re: New Traffic Laws & Penalties

Post by stattointhailand » May 7, 2019, 12:13 pm

Better re whitewash the number plates

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Re: New Traffic Laws & Penalties

Post by Charlieb » May 8, 2019, 6:27 am

How many Thais have you seen stop at a pedestrian crosswalk?

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Re: New Traffic Laws & Penalties

Post by Doodoo » May 8, 2019, 8:09 am

How many Thais have you seen stop at a pedestrian crosswalk?

Should be, "How many Drivers have you seen stop at a Pedestrian Crosswalk?"

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Re: New Traffic Laws & Penalties

Post by dunroaming » May 8, 2019, 6:34 pm

Doodoo wrote:
May 8, 2019, 8:09 am
How many Thais have you seen stop at a pedestrian crosswalk?

Should be, "How many Drivers have you seen stop at a Pedestrian Crosswalk?"
If you do stop prepare to be rear ended and blamed for the accident as you stopped for no reason lol

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Post by stattointhailand » May 8, 2019, 8:59 pm

How many times have you actually SEEN a Pedestrian Crosswalk?
virtually every one in town is covered in grime, grease and parked vehicles to the point where you dont see it till your on it ......... and that's in good visibility :evil:


BTW how many pedestrians have you seen jaywalking 10 - 20 metres along from a pedestrian crosswalk [-X

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Re: New Traffic Laws & Penalties

Post by minimiglia » May 9, 2019, 6:53 am

What is a pedestrian crosswalk?? They are pedestrian crossings

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Re: New Traffic Laws & Penalties

Post by christiemln » February 6, 2020, 7:01 pm

Are these new traffic laws actual law now or are the Thai Gov still discussing.

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Re: New Traffic Laws & Penalties

Post by Khun Paul » February 7, 2020, 5:31 am

The part about passengers also being responsible in the cases of Drunk Driving amuse me a lot, having seen on a few occasions, drivers getting really angry if drunk by being told they are drunk .

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Re: New Traffic Laws & Penalties

Post by tamada » February 7, 2020, 7:07 am

christiemln wrote:
February 6, 2020, 7:01 pm
Are these new traffic laws actual law now or are the Thai Gov still discussing.
What part of,
...are in the final process of becoming Law.
do you have a problem understanding?

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Re: New Traffic Laws & Penalties

Post by tamada » February 7, 2020, 7:31 am

pal52 wrote:
May 7, 2019, 11:20 am
The price of on the spot fines will be going up.
At the moment it is 200 baht for failing to stop at a red traffic light.
The new system is between 1800 & 3200 baht.
The BIB will make a fortune unless cameras are installed at Traffic lights.
My experience is that the cop sitting roadside writing out legit traffic tickets is getting as rare as the face-masked and sunglasses-wearing traffic cop leaning through your window while you slip a couple of red ones under your driving license. These 'land shark' is being systematically removed from this bit of the Thai moving traffic violation equation.

Unless you don't get out of your moobahn much, you can't miss the rash of unmanned, radar-enabled cameras at traffic intersections and on the overhead gantries on stretches of suburban roads where there are huge 80 kph speed limit and speed camera warning signs, both in Thai and English. The ticket in the post for speeding or red-light running is an increasing frustration for those farangs that assumed the Thai driving style as a birthright, complain how the nanny state takes the fun out of speeding back home while lamenting the gradually decreasing freedom to get drunk and go for a drive in Thailand.

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Re: New Traffic Laws & Penalties

Post by tamada » February 7, 2020, 7:43 am

Thirty years ago, the only car insurance one needed in Thailand was a monk's blessing.

Then, faced with attracting foreign investment against competition from similarly challenged southeast Asian nations, they introduced a compulsory minimum liability insurance.

As the penny collectively dropped that insurance was not just "paying for something you may never need", more locals got themselves 1st and 2nd class insurance as well.

The cultural indolence and corruption of the RTP has long-stymied any meaningful advances in road safety here. Insurance has gradually wrestled the age-old, money-making practice of a police-negotiated settlement between drivers. If there's any single thing that the junta-masquerading-as-a-government can take a bow for, it's this increasing adoption of automated methods, proven in the west, that encourage safer driving, inflicts punishment on the habitual reckless or illegal driver and no longer pads the pockets of feckless cops.

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Re: New Traffic Laws & Penalties

Post by johanthomsen » February 7, 2020, 1:38 pm

Good with the intent of making the roads safer for pedestrians, but there so many other factors in the thai driving that also needs adressing...I am sure alot of the drivers dont even have a genuine driving license to start with. 😳

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Re: New Traffic Laws & Penalties

Post by parrot » February 7, 2020, 2:01 pm

I've often stopped for pedestrians who are trying to cross near the 3 traffic circles in town. As there's no light at any of those circles, the pedestrians have to find a break in traffic, which is often difficult. A word of caution.....I was once in the left most lane, stopped to allow a pedestrian to cross, and that pedestrian was almost run over by a car in the right lane next to me. Realizing that most Thais aren't going to stop, I'm now more cautious.....checking to be sure there's not someone in the lane next to me (who might not be willing to stop).

Lastly, in an attempt to always present the other side of the story, 23 years here......with one exception a long time ago of a rogue cop on the highway looking for lunch money, all my tickets (a few) have been legitimate ones. I've been stopped dozens of times for a license check and waved on. I find the system quite fair.

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Re: New Traffic Laws & Penalties

Post by christiemln » February 7, 2020, 2:46 pm

tamada wrote:
February 7, 2020, 7:07 am
christiemln wrote:
February 6, 2020, 7:01 pm
Are these new traffic laws actual law now or are the Thai Gov still discussing.
What part of,
...are in the final process of becoming Law.
do you have a problem understanding?
No problem understanding, only enquiring if these laws are actually law yet since article in link was posted May 19!

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Re: New Traffic Laws & Penalties

Post by tamada » February 7, 2020, 5:02 pm

christiemln wrote:
February 7, 2020, 2:46 pm
tamada wrote:
February 7, 2020, 7:07 am
christiemln wrote:
February 6, 2020, 7:01 pm
Are these new traffic laws actual law now or are the Thai Gov still discussing.
What part of,
...are in the final process of becoming Law.
do you have a problem understanding?
No problem understanding, only enquiring if these laws are actually law yet since article in link was posted May 19!
Good point politely made... forgive me my earlier arseseholiness.

Those are quite draconian changes and if they had been implemented, I am pretty sure the media and forums would have already lit up with the righteously indignant. I guess it's still waiting for approval by whoever will make the most money or political cache out of doing so.

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