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Red light cameras in Bangkok: 538 caught on first day of operation


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Red light cameras in Bangkok: 538 caught on first day of operation

 

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Thai caption: Ratchada- Rama IV intersection is "champ" on first day of red light cameras

 

Police in Bangkok reported that 538 motorists jumped red lights on Sunday between 12.01 and 3 pm in the afternoon. 

 

They were caught on the new "Red Light Camera System" installed at 30 intersections in the capital. The system started on Sunday.

 

Top of the red light jumping league was the Ratchada - Rama IV intersection with half of all the cases - 269.

 

Second was Asoke-Petchaburi with 78 or 14.5%. 

 

Pol Maj-Gen Jirasan Kaewsaeng-ek said that collecting fines was not the priority - he wanted people to obey the law and stop the dangerous habit of jumping the lights. 

 

He said that PR campaigns leading up to the start of the new system and signage 50 - 100 meters before the intersections warned motorists but still they flouted the law. 

 

The data from the trial period will help police understand why some intersections are worse than others. 

 

Still he was happy that after 948 jumped the lights on Saturday there was an improvement of 43.24% on Sunday. 

 

Cameras with infrared night vision and 12 million megapixel capability can trap all vehicles, he said. 

 

But no fines will be issued yet as the system continues to be checked.

 

However from the 20th motorists can expect to get fines through the post and points on their licences, reported Siam Rath. 

 

Source: Siam Rath

 

 
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1 hour ago, webfact said:

Pol Maj-Gen Jirasan Kaewsaeng-ek said that collecting fines was not the priority - he wanted people to obey the law and stop the dangerous habit of jumping the lights. 

 

Many times i see policemen driving motobike without helmet, sometimes even on the sidewalk or against traffic.

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Obey the law wit only flash them passing the red light and collecting the fines are not important?

I can tell you that without collecting all fines, nothing will change. 555

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Lights, Camera, Action...Now if only they knew what to do with those evidences and how to translate this into a situation where drivers will fear the police and their cameras...

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38 minutes ago, Borzandy said:

" 538 caught on first day of operation " good and how many will pay the fine?

only 538?? In CNX a major intersection would equal that in 1 hour.

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

Cameras with infrared night vision and 12 million megapixel capability can trap all vehicles, he said. 

555 No have license plate !!!

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Has anyone else noticed the increasing numbers of car rear number plates that have been partly overpainted with white wash? I assume this is an attempt to foil speed and stoplight cameras. Such cars should be stopped, a fine issued and plates confiscated. Let them apply for plates again!

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1 hour ago, toenail said:

If only the cameras could catch the motor bikes drivers on the sidewalks or driving the opposite direction or... policeman not doing their job.

Why don´t you go to a place where that is happening, call the police and report it?

Do your job as a concerned responsible citizen.

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1 hour ago, toenail said:

If only the cameras could catch the motor bikes drivers on the sidewalks

If you have a phone with a cam, you could do it and make some money.  :thumbsup:

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7 hours ago, webfact said:

Red light cameras in Bangkok: 538 caught on first day of operation

What next, picture snapping smoke detectors in everyone's home?

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12 million megapixel!! 

Still waiting for Japanese technology to reach that super high figure.. Like a powerbank with 1 mill. mah.. Not there yet, maybe in 3 yrs time.. 😊 

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I have seen a local car with the rear plate tilted at 45 degree downward with a custom made bracket, and the front plate with a shiny reflective film to hopefully circumvent these nasty road cameras.. Hope the buggar gets caught!! 😊 

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