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Is It Illegal To Go Through An Orange Light ?

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2 minutes ago, Almer said:

Wow thats some explanation 

Quoting best scenario conditions for emergency braking. OP took a chance and can't prove a win. So lost and can't take ownership for the deed.

 

Time to pay peanuts. Which is hardly an equivalence of a purchase of Kapi Luwak

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14 minutes ago, Almer said:

Get a quality dash cam it will pay dividends when the government realise that fining  drivers of motorised vehicles is a nice little earner Rodders 

I have one but the bloody thing has only been working intermittently lately and wasn't working on that day, a new one is on it's way. 

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A dashcam wont help much if the fine comes several days later. Usually people don't put huge sd cards in them that can record a week or more. Or you'd have to manually save the relevant footage everytime you think you might get fined.

 

OP: how long did it take for you to get the fine?

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9 minutes ago, eisfeld said:

A dashcam wont help much if the fine comes several days later. Usually people don't put huge sd cards in them that can record a week or more. Or you'd have to manually save the relevant footage everytime you think you might get fined.

 

OP: how long did it take for you to get the fine?

good point.

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6 hours ago, eisfeld said:

 

 

OP: how long did it take for you to get the fine?

Not the OP, but mine took 6 weeks!

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17 hours ago, stevenl said:

We're having a serious discussion here, please stop this nonsense.

Take the corn cobb out of your posterior.  If you can't laugh at this place you'll turn into a bitter, boring old man... 

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Internationally its a called a Yellow light. 

 

Yellow Light:

This indicates that the lights are about to change to red. You must not enter the intersection unless you are so close to the stop line that you are unable to stop safely without entering the intersection or risking a rear-end crash with vehicles following you.

 

So looks like you are ate guilty as charged. However, if you can prove the light didn't stay yellow long enough (changed to yellow then a split second changed to red) you may be able to fight the ticket in court. But this being Thailand good luck with that.

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Put it down to a win to the other team. To fight over 500 baht is not worth it. My country of origin would allow travel through on Orange but this is amazing Thailand.

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500 baht...pay the fine, stop next time and then get on with life.

Oh, and learn the traffic rules. You missed this one, I'm sure there will be others you missed also.

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You could just ignore the ticket. Many people I know do that and never seem to have any come back. Allegedly you have to pay them or you can't renew your road tax but I doubt that's the case. The police and Land Transport computer systems aren't yet linked, although they've been talking about it to bring in a points system.

 

Personally I pay all the tickets I get, most of which are for speeding. I just chalk them up to cost of car ownership. The fines are so low. It's nonsensical that speeding 3 km over the limit on a highway (whatever that's been set at) incurs the same 500 baht fine as 30 km over, but there it is. 

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Where and how did the OP got his driving license to ask such a question? He should have to know, and on the picture you can see, he could stop at orange, as he was still far enough from the crossing.

Pay the fee and drive safe and don't drive as a Thai who has no idea about safe driving or traffic rules.

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16 hours ago, eisfeld said:

The only sensible thing to do would be to have the camera take the picture at the exact time that the light turns red. If you crossed the line already you should be OK. Yellow light should be an indicator for drivers to prepare to stop if possible. That's what the law also seems to say. The the only thing the OP should do is ask if the picture is taking when the light turns red or after. If after then it's not evidence for anything.

 

That's all theory of course. Reality: pay fine and move on 🙂

"If you crossed the line already you should be OK."

No, that is not what the law says, you just made that up.

"Yellow light should be an indicator for drivers to prepare to stop if possible. "

Yes, that is what the law says, and is not the same as your previous sentence.

 

14 hours ago, alfieconn said:

So what speed is to fast ? 60 kph is hardly excessive and being approx 20 meters from the stop line certainly wouldn't be able to stop.

Correct, but you also wouldn't be fined in that case, unless the timing on the lights is off. But I very much doubt the latter. But if you want to claim that, and that would be your only reasonable excuse, go to the lights and observe the timing.

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In Europe we say amber light in Thailand they say yellow light I know this as when I renewed my Thai drivers licence for the 3rd time I had to shout at the sequence of lights that appeared I was saying red , green ,  but they failed me because I kept saying amber they let me retake it when they told me I had to say yellow rather than amber . I have never heard of orange light which country does that come from ?

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Thai law says that if you have not crossed the line before the light turns yellow(orange?) you must stop.  There is no leeway in the law.

 

Problem I see is that if you actually stop when the light turns yellow you run a high risk of getting rear ended.

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9 hours ago, eisfeld said:

A dashcam wont help much if the fine comes several days later. Usually people don't put huge sd cards in them that can record a week or more. Or you'd have to manually save the relevant footage everytime you think you might get fined.

 

OP: how long did it take for you to get the fine?

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