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Traffic Fines Reduced to 100 Baht as ‘New Year Gift’

88 police stations in Bangkok will reduce traffic tickets to 100 baht starting today until next month.

Billed as a “New Year gift” to the public, Bangkok police commander Lt. Gen. Sanit Mahatavorn told Manager Online that the promotion is meant to clear a massive backlog of overdue fines.

Under Thai traffic laws, motorists are expected to pay fines within seven days, and driving licenses cannot be renewed unless all fines have been paid first. However, since there is no serious repercussion for overdue fines, many motorists simply chose not to pay the fines for months, if not years.

Full Story Here – Khaosod English

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