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"Big Met" says police action against smoke belching vehicles having an effect

 

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A senior policeman on Bangkok's metropolitan force has said that the police are getting on top of the problem of vehicles in the capital belching black smoke into the atmosphere. 

 

The cops are now catching fewer offenders per day indicating that hauliers and other individuals are getting the message and having their vehicles checked.

 

The police crackdown came in as PM 2.5 particles descended on Bangkok causing severe smog. 

 

Pol Maj-Gen Jirasan Kaewsaeng-Ek - given the moniker "Big Nakornban" (Big Met) by Thai Rath - said that at first his men were in established checkpoints. 

 

But with help from the public and as truckers got wise to the location of checkpoints the force had set up elsewhere and been more proactive. 

 

Recent cases show about 400 emissions' prosecutions are being made a day. This is down from 500-600.

 

Up until February 4th there had been 8,000 cases. 

 

Police have been reaching out to hauliers' associations to get them to take their vehicles off the roads and have offered checks and advice to help with the problem. 

 

Source: Thai Rath

 

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4 minutes ago, rooster59 said:

Pol Maj-Gen Jirasan Kaewsaeng-Ek - given the moniker "Big Nakornban" (Big Met) by Thai Rath -

 

The nicknames thing is getting to be more than a little bit ridiculous, IMHO....

 

I can think of a Thai band/performer name in the same general category that might also be appropriate for a few folks in the ranks.

 

 

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In the US it is mandatory to get a Smog Check certificate annually, or one cannot renew the vehicle registration and get that year's sticker for the license plates.

 

It takes 5 -10 minutes - they check the exhaust emission with a machine.

 

Thailand needs a similar law, not just stopping vehicles when the extreme pollution is in the news and getting worldwide attention.

 

 

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The Dkhead obviously wasnt caught between the belching buses a couple of days ago. If they actully put some effort into doing their jobs then maybe they would have a reason to be hopeful about effecting change. These so called police are a total waste of space.

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Clean and reset the injectors on a regular basis is obviously too difficult. Time is money and we can't have vehicles off the rood for more time than it takes to load, run the distance and unload. AND why just in Bangkok? does the rest of the country not exist? Or are they exempt?

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3 hours ago, wgdanson said:

Thailand DOES have a similar law, in that emissions are checked at the annual inspection for road tax.

However the test results could be faked, ignored, or not bother to pay road tax.

The usual problem in Thailand..........there is a law but it's not enforced.

It's only when people start choking on pollution/diesel fumes that they're forced into taking some action to save face.

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6 hours ago, JimmyJ said:

In the US it is mandatory to get a Smog Check certificate annually, or one cannot renew the vehicle registration and get that year's sticker for the license plates.

 

It takes 5 -10 minutes - they check the exhaust emission with a machine.

 

Thailand needs a similar law, not just stopping vehicles when the extreme pollution is in the news and getting worldwide attention.

 

 

Depends on the state.

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There needs to be a fine and the vehicles need to be made compliant or crushed. 

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10 hours ago, bluesofa said:

The police are getting richer.

You can bet the effect being referred to is an increase of envelopes collected. But the really big envelopes are coming from the organizations that own those smoke stacks spewing emissions 1,000 times more than any vehicles, which seem to have been overlooked by both the police and the media.

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