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3 hours ago, spidermike007 said:

I know people who have 30 unpaid speeding tickets. They are issuing tickets for going 2 KM per hour over the limit. The national highways have speed limits of 90 kph. That is silly, inane, unenforceable, and impractical. These fines need to be ignored, as the speed limits are unreasonable. I doubt they will create a centralized system. Hope not. 

 

What the RTP, and especially the lame, incompetent, lazy and useless highway patrol need to be doing, is pulling people over for reckless driving, not issuing tickets for going 92 KPH!

I agree that 92 kph is not the spirit of law enforcement. But if you drove at 89 kph you would be within the law, get no ticket and pay nothing -  and it would make no difference to your journey driving time.

Most speedsters are persistent offenders and the first paragraph of your post suggests that they make up their own laws. Encouraging those to ignore tickets is irresponsible and certainly doesn't get my support.

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2 hours ago, kwak250 said:

To be fair from what i have been told its 100kph if you do 99kph you won't get a ticket at least i havent after always keeping to that speed.

On highway 4, the main north south artery, it is 90kph. On the overhead toll road, going to Don Muang, it is 80kph, on a six lane divided road. How is there any sense in that? 

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12 minutes ago, ChrisKC said:

I agree that 92 kph is not the spirit of law enforcement. But if you drove at 89 kph you would be within the law, get no ticket and pay nothing -  and it would make no difference to your journey driving time.

Most speedsters are persistent offenders and the first paragraph of your post suggests that they make up their own laws. Encouraging those to ignore tickets is irresponsible and certainly doesn't get my support.

On a main highway, I drive at 120kph, and it is a safe speed, under good conditions. I get passed by others all the time. I am not a speedster. 70 miles per hour is not speeding. Laws have to be sensible, in order to encourage people not to break them. Otherwise, some must be ignored. 

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2 hours ago, bbz404 said:

Yes all the highways are official speed limit of 90 kph. However, the automatic cameras as well as police speed traps will only register you if you're going more than 120 kph which is a reasonable speed limit. I drive Bangkok-Mae Phim nearly every weekend and get flashed every other month or so and have always paid my fines. Now, getting flashed at 120+ kph will result in a speeding ticket of 500 Baht. You will not get flashed at 92. And 500 Baht is very reasonable compared to speeding fines in other countries.

 

As for your comment on reckless driving, I would like to add that I rarely see police doing anything besides speeding tickets/checkpoints. They should be much more focused on:

- overloaded trucks and pickups

- using the right lane constantly (because of their stupid dark film that they absolutely need)

- motorbikes coming the wrong way

- big trucks not having any rear lights

- trucks using bright white LED flashes for a turning signal (almost turned blind just last night)

- pickups and cars using unauthorized color lights, most importantly blue rear lights. These are absolutely horrible in estimating the distance of the car in front of you.

 

These refer mostly to night driving as I prefer to drive at night (speed traps usually not set up for nighttime use, much less traffic).

Not the case. My wife has received tickets for going 92kph in a 90kph zone. That is inane. 

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15 minutes ago, spidermike007 said:

On a main highway, I drive at 120kph, and it is a safe speed, under good conditions. I get passed by others all the time. I am not a speedster. 70 miles per hour is not speeding. Laws have to be sensible, in order to encourage people not to break them. Otherwise, some must be ignored. 

You are an irresponsible driver who cares little about the law. There has to be laws like this because at 120kph you are in less of a position to react when other lawbreakers and speedsters do something unexpected as you know for sure you CAN expect!

The conditions include other drivers - those passing you are simply making a bad situation potentially a lot worse!

 

In Thailand, especially, we are reminded frequently that most deaths on the road are caused by drunk or speeding drivers.

To be an irresponsible driver and a lawbreaker is one thing - for you to come on here and brag about about it shows your contempt to be no better than that of Thai people who I guess you would condemn as "bad" drivers

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Posted (edited)
3 hours ago, wgdanson said:

Whoever told you it is 100 kph is telling porkies.

 

Which part of NINE and ZERO do you not understand?

I drive always above 90kph, but mostly below 120kph. Never got a speeding ticket. I believe indeed what other posters say that they fine from 120kph+.

 

Maybe there are some strict roads with 90kph limit where they do fine. 

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3 hours ago, NCC1701A said:

so it will be like the USA in 1970? only they checked for arrest warrants while you are stopped.

 

only 50 more years to catch up Thailand. 

 

 

 

Soory; 50 years is way too optimistic !

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3 hours ago, Snow Leopard said:

I was being sarcastic 

No problem, I guessed that 👌😁

I was just adding to your sarcasm (for the benefit of any Thai locals who may have been reading) or some of the regular readers who have an implicit belief in the goodness of the junta.

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6 hours ago, khwaibah said:

 

and they will not pay.😛 You have to confiscate the vehicle and put it in a car crusher.😱

+1 :thumbsup:

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5 hours ago, justin case said:

thailand should invent some big robots that scan the vehicles and pick them out of traffic straight to the crusher 🙂

Driver included, would be nice  🤭

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They will just add the unpaid registration to the invisible driver's license, and the non existent insurance.

 

And with over 6 million unpaid fines this year already, 

"Frankly my dear,  I don't think they give a damn".

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Should make all Thais with vehicles have a compulsory insurance policy to cover outstanding fines.....5.4  million at minimum 400 Baht, thats on a par with the supposedly lost revenue from Foreigners using the hospitals....

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put the cars and bikes in the crusher, letting the owners watch.

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1 hour ago, spidermike007 said:

Not the case. My wife has received tickets for going 92kph in a 90kph zone. That is inane. 

Topic of a previous response. 

How accurate are the cameras.?

 

And if as mentioned,  you have 90 plus 30km before you get a highway / motorway speed infringement. 

That's really giving you a lot of margin. 

 

Electric speedometers are calibrated by the factory at +4 / -0 and checked at 60kph and 100kph.

But if the wheels are changed or the drive line gears,  this then goes to whack. 

 

I think it's pretty fair. 

I'm happy with 100 to 110 kph when conditions permit. 

And this is the prescribed signposted top limit. 

 

Because as sure as ducks quack. 

Someone else will always pass you.

Be it rh side or lh side.

Going faster.

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