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BANGKOK 19 May 2019 18:11
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Another Thai D-Day: Motorists must pay their traffic fines before being able to renew tax

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This system operates in other Asian countries. In one particular country, when you apply for your tax you have to take your vehicle in for an 'emissions test.' If you dont pay your tickets, not only do you get refused the tax disc, your vehicle is impounded until you do.

 

Plus there's a point penalty whereby you start with 12 and if you go to zero, you serve a ban.

 

Incredibly though, it's not illegal to trade points.

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1 hour ago, NanLaew said:

 

Of course we all know that farang drivers are much safer when breaking the speed limit than the locals are.

Yes you got that right as we are taught better and have more road experience under many different circumstances and environments. 

 

1 hour ago, NanLaew said:

And thus the popular western myth that speed cameras are just for making money and have nothing to do with road safety finally comes to Thailand.

Yes you also got that right. As it is only a money maker for here as in reality they really don't care. I would bet the cops speed in their personal cars, get hit by radar and the ticket never gets to them or has to be paid. In California now, they don't seem to bother with above speed limit drivers on the highway (within reason) as they know moral majority speed as a whole. But in the cities themselves, nope, they are on you like a fly on crap.

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Why don't they make it so that every police officer gets 25% of each fine as commission. That should sort it out by next weekend.

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