Thailand is still coming to terms with the new traffic regulations that are coming in on September 20th, reported TNA MCOT.
They reiterated that from that date police cannot take your licence.
They reminded the motoring public that pictures of your licence on a phone are not acceptable.
Each motorist will get 12 points under the new system – from 1 to 4 points can be taken off for various infractions of the law.
No helmet on a motorcycle, not wearing a seat belt and not paying a fine on time is worth one point.
There are two points for going through red lights, driving the wrong way and driving under the influence of alcohol (non-severe cases).
In cases where drivers are very drunk or injuries are caused three or even four points can be taken away.
Losing all 12 points means a 90 day suspension. Repeat offenders who lose their next 12 points will be banned for a year.
Do this more than three times and the licence will be taken away, perhaps for good.
Though the law starts on September 20th there will be campaigns starting on October 1st.
The full enforcement is expected to be made towards the end of the year.
Regarding fines TNA reported that the authorities hope that now that the DLT and police are fully connected something can be done about the 80% of the Thai public who ignore fines.
There are thought to be about 13 million unpaid fines on the books and by linking the police reports to the DLT when tax renewal time comes it is hoped that more fines will be paid.Facebook.
2 Repatriates Confirmed Covid-19 Positive (June 6)
Phuket Hotels Left Unaware Of Reopenings
Almost 100 Koh Samui Hotels Forced To Sell Due To Covid-19 Crisis
Koh Samui Weather (June 6)
One New Cases, 3 Recoveries – Covid-19 Update (June 5)
Tourism Ministry Wants To Spread Out Songkran Holiday Dates Over The Year
Thailand Developing Thermal Face Scanner
1 Thai, 2 Nigerians Arrested Over Social Media Scams
Durian To Get Odor-Free Packaging
Domestic Tourism Stimulus Measures To Be Decided By Next Week
Frenchmen Use Holiday To Tackle Pollution On Remote Island
Bangkok Airways Waives Fees To Promote Travel
PM Says Only Allow Specific Countries Will be Allowed To Travel To Thailand, Once International Travel Ban Is Lifted
Samui Hotels May Join Chopping Block
20 Thai UK Returnees Have Covid-19 Symptoms
Bangkok Airways To Offer More Flights To Koh Samui
Bars, Entertainment Venues and Massage Parlours Next To Reopen
Bank Of Thailand Ready To Act Against Strengthening Thai Baht
MRT Passenger Mask Giveaway Project Starts Today
Songkran Slated For July If Relaxed Measures Go Smoothly
- Regional News2 months ago
Koh Samui. 7-Eleven and Family Mart close overnight.
- Koh Samui News2 months ago
Samui Covid-19 update
- Breaking News2 months ago
Koh Samui’s first Covid-19 case
- Breaking News3 months ago
One dead, two injured after bar shooting in Samui
- Events2 months ago
Koh Samui is going into full lockdown
- Thailand News2 months ago
Bangkok booze ban and postponed holidays
- Regional News2 months ago
National curfew starts today
- Thai Life2 months ago
Thailand’s government officials extend tourist visas