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Bangkok traffic police revelation: They don’t even know the law

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The deputy commissioner of the metropolitan police Maj-Gen Jirasan Kaewsaeng-ek admitted to Thai Rath that some traffic cops have been transferred to other duties because they didn’t know the law. 

They had been found to be on duty directing the traffic and issuing fines but had passed no courses on what was actually right and wrong. 

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The admission – that will come as no surprise to many Bangkok residents – comes as the metropolitan police begin a massive education drive to train all officers on traffic duties. 

Back in February it was decided to propose changes to 1979 traffic laws and these are expected to be confirmed after a 120 day decision making and waiting period.

This will mean that from about the end of June the new rules will be in place. 

Hopefully by that time the RTP and its traffic cops will know what they are doing. 

And have some idea of the law. 

New measures include the rule that fines can now be paid anywhere not just at the station where the issuing officer is based. 

Licences can no longer be confiscated and a points system will be in place. 

Thai Visa / Thai Rath

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