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Today is D-Day! New traffic laws will "lessen conflict" between public and cops

 

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New traffic laws come into place today that mean traffic police can no longer confiscate driving licences. 

 

Motorists who break traffic laws will get tickets through the post. 

 

TNA reported that the move will make things easier for the public.

 

And they spoke to a veteran traffic cop on checkpoints for ten years who said that the new law will "lessen conflict between the police and the public". 

 

There had been "misunderstandings" in the past over traffic laws, he said. 

 

And what with people on social media suggesting ways around the law it had all become a mess. 

 

From now on drivers and riders can show evidence of a licence by producing their card in the traditional way or by using the DLT QR LICENCE app. 

 

The new system will also have the benefit of licences not being lost as has happened in the past. 

 

It is also hoped that the problem of the huge number of unpaid fines will be addressed. 

 

TNA said that out of 13 million fines issued only 2.6 million or 20% had been paid.

 

A system connecting the police to the Department of Land Transport (DLT) will be fully up and running on October 1st meaning that people who don't pay fines will not be able to renew tax rendering their vehicles illegal on the road. 

 

Source: TNA

 

 

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The "DLT QR LICENCE app. " is  to be had in Thai only and I had great difficulties getting the app to work. In addition, you must have your physical driving license with you at all times, so what's the point?

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in Australia it has been the law that you must carry a drivers licence when driving at all times for years, if caught without it you face a fine, I can see nothing wrong with Thailand doing the same thing. Now police can no longer take your licence  is law it should stop a some of the corrupt cops demanding you pay them to not do it, the issuing of fines only may not stop some of the corruption though as you will still get those that dont want fines and point removal done on them as well as cops that want their customary tea money to remain, only time will tell. As for not paying fines, the police need to start putting cars/bikes off the roads if they dont pay  or to seize them until they are, some thais just dont like parting with money if they think they can get away with it unfortunately so will be interesting to see what actually happens

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There had been "misunderstandings" in the past over traffic laws, he said.

 

You don't say 🤔

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"There had been "misunderstandings" in the past over traffic laws, he said."

Some people actually dreamed, they might be enforced...

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You'll find that most of the law breakers/people getting fined do not drive a taxed or insured vehicle.

Just making these law breakers life easier, break the law and zero repercussion. 

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2 hours ago, Dmaxdan said:

What he actually means is that many Thais believe they are exempt from all traffic laws.

 

2 hours ago, JoePai said:

I found the app easy to use and had it set up in a couple of mins, also read this :

 

From now on drivers and riders can show evidence of a licence by producing their card in the traditional way or by using the DLT QR LICENCE app. 

Well bully for you. This isn't the first time I've used an app. I couldn't make it work.

The law remains the same: you MUST carry your driving license at all times.

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