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BANGKOK 26 June 2019 13:28
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Another Thai D-Day: Motorists must pay their traffic fines before being able to renew tax

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5 minutes ago, richard_smith237 said:

 

I suspect the bigger attraction to speed cameras here is that it looks like law enforcement, but without any of the Police Officers having to get out and actually catch people... 

 

Its easy... no effort...  Beyond an actual lack of road education and training, the biggest issue with Thailand roads is that existing decent laws and regulations are simply not enforced by the police - pure apathy.

 

They say you can't take the stupid out of stupid (Thai driving), but that is really what they need to focus on.

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Unpaid fines should attract a surcharge of 10% a month until paid, and when it comes to renewing tax, the vehicle should be impounded until fine and surcharge paid.

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2 minutes ago, prakhonchai nick said:

Unpaid fines should attract a surcharge of 10% a month until paid, and when it comes to renewing tax, the vehicle should be impounded until fine and surcharge paid.

Even a new Benz (german taxi)

with private plates etc??????

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This is not new.. Hsppened to me 4 years ago

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Question!! ? 

1 : how about some people who bought second car and traffic fines for old owner ???

2 : how about fines in 2016 ,, 2017 ,, 2018 ???

3 : from what time system calculates traffic fines ???

4 : what about many car with no number plate and red plate ???

Not fair !!!☹️☹️☹️

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4 hours ago, ThreeEyedRaven said:

I somehow suspect there will be a similar number of unpaid road tax before the end of the year then. Whatever else will they come up with? They will be insisting everyone get a driving licence next.

I think the next step is to give the Traffic Officer the power to impound  the car with no tax and no insurance at the owner expense  until it is paid .

 

At the moment it seem that the traffic police does not have much legal power to proceed.

 

This is the rule in most western countries.

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4 hours ago, darksidedog said:

I am not sure how this threat is supposed to work given that large numbers of them don't bother to pay their road tax now. Many will view it as even more money saved by not paying any of it.

No problem in detecting cars with no road tax .Overhead camera at traffic lights could  detect cars not displaying disc..

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5 hours ago, Sticky Wicket said:

A lot happening on July 1st!

Fortunately, my renewal is June!!😎😎😎

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4 hours ago, holy cow cm said:

Just got 2 x 500 baht tickets in the mail from driving to BKK from CM. So many radar now it is almost better and cheaper just to fly and rent a car when visiting family there. Such a cash cow as everyone is getting them. Most places have a slow 90KM posted which doesn't do squat to save lives one bit. It is how they drive not exactly how fast if from 90km of 120km

If following traffic laws is too onerous for you perhaps flying is the best option.

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Do what they do in Europe, impound their vehicles. If the owner doesn't pay after a certain period, the vehicle is either sold or scrapped.

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