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Metropolitan Police to fine jaywalkers in Bangkok

Metropolitan police are set to take serious action against jaywalkers in Bangkok’s Asoke-Montri Road area in a bid to regulate foot traffic.

Deputy Metropolitan Police Chief Pol. Maj. Gen. Niphon Charoenphol has deployed a team of at least 30 officers to keep a close watch at five crosswalks and 13 traffic intersections along the Asoke-Montri Road and its vicinity.

jaywalkerPedestrians that do not use the crosswalks on the road would be fined up to 200 baht. The law has been effective since August 28th, and only one person has been fined so far.

The police have also urged members of the public to abide by the rules in order to ensure road safety and would soon apply this rule of law on other roads with heavy traffic such as the New Petchaburi Road, Ratchawithi Road, and Rama 4 Road.




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