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Motorcycles on the sidewalk: Bangkok traffic cops get 200,000 baht in fines in one hour

 

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Thong Lor police said that they stopped and fined 206 motorcyclists in one hour for using the sidewalk in front of Terminal 21 shopping center in Asoke. 

 

The cops teamed up with Wattana area tessakit and Department of Land Transport officials to do something about the menace of bikes on the sidewalks on Tuesday. 

 

Pol Maj Nitthithorn Jintakanon said they had received lots of complaints hence the crackdown. 

 

He said each rider was fined 1,000 baht netting 206,000 baht in just one hour of activity. 

 

He promised continued action on this matter. 

 

Source: Daily News

 

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Great start in the right direction. Now to make it a nation wide thing and get the BiB doing something proactive to alleviate this nuisance then, maybe give em a percentage of the fines rather than the backhanders they rely on to supplement their poor wages.

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they dont seem to chase unpaid fines,when i lived in Phra Khanon  i had someone using my address, driving a blue FORD pick up, he had been caught 3 times for various offences, i had a lot of hassle (did not even have a driving licence at that time) my agent went to the cop shop (for the third time) to explain, he came back saying, * you want to see the stack of unpaid fine folders on this guys desk* the cop at the desk admitted its too much hassle to chase every lawbreaker, they probably do this just to show they are on top of the situation, just to appease public outcry, there were big signs all along rama 4,but they took no notice, i bet they could take half a million in one day, just on that stretch of pavement, (including one cop) lol

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45 minutes ago, webfact said:

 

He promised continued action on this matter.

With Thai New Year on the horizon you can understand why 😂🍻

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27 minutes ago, bdenner said:

Great start in the right direction. Now to make it a nation wide thing and get the BiB doing something proactive to alleviate this nuisance then, maybe give em a percentage of the fines rather than the backhanders they rely on to supplement their poor wages.

They already get a cut of the fines...

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48 minutes ago, petedk said:

Uhm....What about the cops that daily ride motorcycles on the footpath on Thong Lor? 

Bait to lure others in

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7 minutes ago, Just1Voice said:

To hell with fines!  IDIOTS have been warned for years!  Confiscate and impound the bike, with a TEN THOUSAND Baht recovery fee.  Maybe, just maybe, something good will happen. 

 

I often think it is the only workable method

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Why not revoke their licences if found on the pavements, now they pay the fine & go straight back to work!!

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Five vapers = 206 psychopaths then🤔

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Im sure this explains why we couldn’t get a meter taxi to go from Nana to Mo Chit yesterday. They knew it was sidewalk enforcement day in Asoke.

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1 hour ago, hotchilli said:

Why not revoke their licences if found on the pavements, now they pay the fine & go straight back to work!!

 

Licences? …….. They have licences? ……. Nice.

Here in Khon Kaen licences seem to be nothing more than an optional extra, if you're a local that is.

 

But on a more serious note. Just take the bikes or set up a payment desk like they do with the traffic stops up here. No payment no leaving.

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