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Red light cameras in Bangkok: 538 caught on first day of operation

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Red light cameras in Bangkok: 538 caught on first day of operation | Samui Times

Police in Bangkok reported that 538 motorists jumped red lights on Sunday between 12.01 and 3 pm in the afternoon. 

Red light cameras in Bangkok: 538 caught on first day of operation | News by Samui Times

They were caught on the new “Red Light Camera System” installed at 30 intersections in the capital. The system started on Sunday.

Top of the red light jumping league was the Ratchada – Rama IV intersection with half of all the cases – 269.

Second was Asoke-Petchaburi with 78 or 14.5%. 

Pol Maj-Gen Jirasan Kaewsaeng-ek said that collecting fines was not the priority – he wanted people to obey the law and stop the dangerous habit of jumping the lights. 

He said that PR campaigns leading up to the start of the new system and signage 50 – 100 meters before the intersections warned motorists but still they flouted the law. 

The data from the trial period will help police understand why some intersections are worse than others. 

Still he was happy that after 948 jumped the lights on Saturday there was an improvement of 43.24% on Sunday. 

Cameras with infrared night vision and 12 million megapixel capability can trap all vehicles, he said. 

But no fines will be issued yet as the system continues to be checked.

However from the 20th motorists can expect to get fines through the post and points on their licences, reported Siam Rath. 

Thai Visa /  Siam Rath

Red light cameras in Bangkok: 538 caught on first day of operation | News by Samui Times
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