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Fine revenues surge as sidewalk riding ban strictly enforced 

By The Nation

 

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Bangkok city hall says it will continue to closely monitor motorcyclists driving on the sidewalks, after it took in Bt4 million in fines in August and the first half of September.

 

Bangkok Metropolitan Administration deputy governor Sakoltee Phattiyakul on Wednesday said that after the fine for violators was doubled to Bt2,000 in August, fines reached Bt2.5 million that month.

 

And so far in September, BMA has collected Bt1.5 million in fines against motorcyclists caught riding on sidewalks, he added.

 

He has asked the BMA’s law enforcement department to continue strict enforcement, with officials instructed to rotate enforcement locations around the capital.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30376347

 

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Happy Days are here Again! Revenues SURGE!!

Hear those coins a jiggling! WooHoo!  :thumbsup:

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This too will pass ...

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I wonder if the Thai traffic police are still riding their motorcycles on the sidewalk at the Bangkok Vibhavadi Police Station?

 

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1 hour ago, LomSak27 said:

Happy Days are here Again! Revenues SURGE!!

Hear those coins a jiggling! WooHoo!  :thumbsup:

None will pay a single baht

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My wife was in Bangkok last week to get an Australian visa, and saw a cop riding on the sidewalk. She said something to him, but no effect. Lucky she did not get shot. Wish she would have got a picture.

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Tell us how  much was  paid  out to those  people who reported it?? you know the ones you said could send a photo and get paid?

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Some years ago they tried a similar highly publicised "crackdown" on wrongly parked motorcycles, enforced it very ostentatiously for 2 weeks, then everyone forgot about it and motorcycles kept parking anywhere and everywhere, because they have no other choice since there aren't any kind of infrastructure for them to park properly. 

 

I'm giving this crackdown two more weeks. 

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Hogwash again for the media.

Only yesterday 3 tourists & me  had to jump out of the way for 2 motorbikes coming along the pavement 

going the wrong way up a one way street with total aplomb & no sign of even slowing

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3 hours ago, Mavideol said:

wish they could implement it all over Thailand, tired of being pushed out of the riding bike lanes by all the parked cars & motorbikes 🤬

 

Round here motor cyclists still treat the pavement/sidewalk as for them to ride on. All the time.

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2 hours ago, KhunKenAP said:

My wife was in Bangkok last week to get an Australian visa, and saw a cop riding on the sidewalk. She said something to him, but no effect. Lucky she did not get shot. Wish she would have got a picture.

This is isn’t the West were the cops shot first and ask after... 

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