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There are also lots of police officers on the street near Klong Toey fresh market.

I saw them stopping a pick up and a motorcycle with a Thai.

They didn't stop me - they didn't even try.

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2 minutes ago, OneMoreFarang said:

There are also lots of police officers on the street near Klong Toey fresh market. I saw them stopping a pick up and a motorcycle with a Thai.

Getting some pocket money for a late lunch

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2 hours ago, bangkokbrain said:

checking driving licenses before issuing random fines.

Was told by a friend, so cannot confirm it first hand, that now if farangs are stopped, they have to show either a Thai driving licence or an international driving licence, whereas a licence issued in their own country is now not accepted.

 

Apparently a 1000 baht fine is the penalty for this – – anyone have any update on this?

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13 minutes ago, OneMoreFarang said:

There are also lots of police officers on the street near Klong Toey fresh market.

I saw them stopping a pick up and a motorcycle with a Thai.

They didn't stop me - they didn't even try.

Perhaps Bangkok police have a different target audience?

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7 minutes ago, xylophone said:

Was told by a friend, so cannot confirm it first hand, that now if farangs are stopped, they have to show either a Thai driving licence or an international driving licence, whereas a licence issued in their own country is now not accepted.

 

Apparently a 1000 baht fine is the penalty for this – – anyone have any update on this?

These motorists were fined 500 baht if they only had their national licence from what I could see and hear.

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1 minute ago, bangkokbrain said:

Perhaps Bangkok police have a different target audience?

Or they know me by now and they know I am kineau and I won't give them more than 100B.

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44 minutes ago, OneMoreFarang said:

Or they know me by now and they know I am kineau and I won't give them more than 100B.

Very possibly. Jumped up traffic wardens.

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The law has always required a Thai license or International License for the type of vehicle being operated.  Enforcement is a separate issue.

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2 hours ago, bangkokbrain said:

And why would I do that? Just reporting what I observed.

to show the unbelievers that Thainess xenophobia still here,  and police/IMO bashing is supported by such evidence

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How can you determine that they were random fines? Were they wearing helmets, in possession of a valid motorbike license and vehicle properly taxed and insured?

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