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As the title states what happens if don't pay speeding fine sent in post?

 

Been driving here for years and all of a sudden seem to be getting 500 baht speeding fines left right and centre which I find morally reprehensible, what happens if I don't pay? In theory can't renew the tax but how can they block millions of road users from renewing the road tax on their cars, I don't think they have the capability.

 

Adding an extra 2 hours to what should be a 6 hour drive is not going to be fun, may have to consider stopping driving long distance, I left the west to get away from this nonsense!

 

Also, are they allowed to issue more than 1 fine per day? If no then 500 per journey may not be so bad?

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I'm not sure but probably most people's won't pay nor do they have a driving license. I know from a westerner perspective it's confusing but this is how it works. 

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Yes should have said all the fines have been between 105 and 118 kmph, the 90 kmph (55mph) limit on big three lane roads between provinces is absurd. I am not speeding in the technical term, the fastest I was going was 73 mph in only a 1.2 litre car, hardly dangerous.

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Just now, steve187 said:

its the speed limit's fault. honest guv

it definitely is, 120 would be fine, on a long journey we are talking about hours wasted, 104 journeys a year (too and from BKK weekly) = close to 8 days lost, now if it were limited to one fine per day this would be ok

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Just now, giddyup said:

You'll have to pay any outstanding fines before they let you tax your car or bike. Of course you can do what many here do, drive untaxed, uninsured and unlicenced.

This is in theory but there are supposedly millions of outstanding fines, the work for them would be immense to match all these fines to registration documents. Of course I am going to tax the car and buy the best insurance but considering what are the chances of the fines being pulled up when going to pay the tax, I don't think it is guaranteed.

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1 minute ago, bkk23234 said:

This is in theory but there are supposedly millions of outstanding fines, the work for them would be immense to match all these fines to registration documents. Of course I am going to tax the car and buy the best insurance but considering what are the chances of the fines being pulled up when going to pay the tax, I don't think it is guaranteed.

i bought a bike once from an auction when i went to re-register it there was a ticket attached, that had to be cleared with the police first

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3 minutes ago, bkk23234 said:

This is in theory but there are supposedly millions of outstanding fines, the work for them would be immense to match all these fines to registration documents. Of course I am going to tax the car and buy the best insurance but considering what are the chances of the fines being pulled up when going to pay the tax, I don't think it is guaranteed.

Not sure you understand. When you go to tax your car or bike they will get any outstanding fines, but if you don't do that then I guess other than a knock on your door there will be no other way to collect. Not hard to connect your vehicle rego to an outstanding fine.

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2 minutes ago, giddyup said:

Not sure you understand. When you go to tax your car or bike they will get any outstanding fines, but if you don't do that then I guess other than a knock on your door there will be no other way to collect. Not hard to connect your vehicle rego to an outstanding fine.

Yes this makes sense but I want to know if it's guaranteed? If its not then I'll take the chance and if I need to pay when renewing tax then so be it, but if it is guaranteed I will clear them now.

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