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Police to introduce traffic offences points system

The Royal Thai Police plans to introduce a penalty point system to deal with traffic offences in an effort to improve road safety in Thailand.

The assistant police chief, Pol. Lt. Gen. Natthorn Prohsunthorn, said efforts must be made to amend traffic laws, since the current penalties are considered lenient and do not make traffic offenders’ driving habits better.

Pol. Lt. Gen. Natthorn said police are in the process of linking traffic offences to a demerit point system, which authorities would consider when renewing a driver’s license. He said it is unclear when the new system would be introduced.

According to the assistant police chief, each driver would have a full 12 points. If all the points are deducted, the offenders would have their licenses suspended for 90 days.

NNT

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