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Is It Illegal To Go Through An Orange Light ?

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3 minutes ago, KhunBENQ said:

That is what I call nonsense.

I do absolutely agree with you.

Yet this apparently is what the law requires. Or is "must stop" ambiguous ?

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If the driver has passed the stop line when the traffic light turns yellow, he may go through. 

http://thailaws.com/law/t_laws/tlaw0140_5.pdf#targetText=If the driver has passed,crossing pedestrians or other vehicles.

 

What's considered the stop line here?! There must be a stop line in front of the main line?

If i am already over the line i can't see the light anymore..?!

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18 minutes ago, alfieconn said:

Thanks but you haven't answered any of my questions.

Whatever, I'd say it was life threatening though, I always wait a few seconds after green because guaranteed someone will dash across at red.

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2 minutes ago, ThomasThBKK said:

http://thailaws.com/law/t_laws/tlaw0140_5.pdf#targetText=If the driver has passed,crossing pedestrians or other vehicles.

 

What's considered the stop line here?! There must be a stop line in front of the main line?

If i am already over the line i can't see the light anymore..?!

based on this, OP should be let off the hook.

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Slow down and prepare to stop on amber if safe to do so, by the looks of the picture you should and could have.

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The question of legality can be addressed by use of this simple flowchart.  Please see below...

 

Are a you falang?

 

A) Yes  - it's illegal and you have to pay a fine

 

B) No  - gun it and proceed making sure to do a wheelie and to leave at least 1/2 a cm of rubber on the pavement.

 

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Land Traffic Act, B.E. 2522 (1979) Section 22 ...

Yellow: the driver shall prepare to stop the vehicle behind the stop line. If the driver has passed the stop line when the traffic light turns yellow, he may go through.

 

The photo shows that the traffic light turned to yellow well before the vehicle reached the stop line. The vehicle should have stopped.

 

That is the law, but not the custom. I agree with others - it can be dangerous to stop quickly, as many drivers behind may be accelerating to get through before the light changes to red.

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3 minutes ago, chickenslegs said:

Land Traffic Act, B.E. 2522 (1979) Section 22 ...

Yellow: the driver shall prepare to stop the vehicle behind the stop line. If the driver has passed the stop line when the traffic light turns yellow, he may go through.

 

The photo shows that the traffic light turned to yellow well before the vehicle reached the stop line. The vehicle should have stopped.

 

That is the law, but not the custom. I agree with others - it can be dangerous to stop quickly, as many drivers behind may be accelerating to get through before the light changes to red.

The case at hand is easy though: Op could and should have stopped, there was time to do it and there was nobody dangerously close behind.

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I got one at same intersection, a couple of days ago!  Guess have to try & stop on orange in future.

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27 minutes ago, stevenl said:

There was a similar discussion here recently BTW.

Yes there was.  And I would say the same thing I did then, that is, I go through yellow lights all the time.  In heavy traffic, there is almost always another vehicle following me through.  Which means I probably would have been rear-ended if I stopped. 

 

What city is the OP in?  Just hope they're not cracking down in Chiang Mai. 

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10 minutes ago, Samuel Smith said:

I got one at same intersection, a couple of days ago!  Guess have to try & stop on orange in future.

To be fair i thought you was behind me 😂

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3 minutes ago, Berkshire said:

Yes there was.  And I would say the same thing I did then, that is, I go through yellow lights all the time.  In heavy traffic, there is almost always another vehicle following me through.  Which means I probably would have been rear-ended if I stopped. 

 

What city is the OP in?  Just hope they're not cracking down in Chiang Mai. 

Was in CM.

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Previous thread,

 

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