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Bangkok: Report abandoned vehicles and get half the fine - there are hundreds in the capital

 

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Source: Sanook

 

The Bangkok governor Gen Aswin Kwanmuang has ordered a crackdown on abandoned cars left on the capital's streets and in public places. 

 

So far more than 500 have been identified.

 

Yesterday the general's deputy Sakonthee Patthiyakun was in the Chatuchak area inspecting operations with other officials including the Pahonyothin police. 

 

Many abandoned cars in all parts of the city have already been moved by the owners and the authorities after notices were put on the vehicles. 

Fifteen day notices are put on them. If they are not moved they are towed away. 

 

If the owners come to claim them they are fined 5,000 baht. 

 

Half of this goes to the member of the public that informed the BMA in the first place. 

 

If the vehicles are not collected after six months they are sold with the money going to public coffers. 

 

Some 337 of 526 vehicles have so far been cleared off the streets. 

 

Of these 333 were moved by the owners themselves after warning notices were posted on them. 

 

Sanook reported that the presence of abandoned cars causes traffic problems and other crime to occur. 

 

Source: Sanook

 

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10 minutes ago, 2long said:

Who's going to pay the fine, if the car's have been abandoned?!

No one...  the car will be removed and sold at auction - proceeds going to public funds. 
 

Again, minor issues being addressed major issues being glanced over.

 

Deal with DUI, helmets, unsafe driving with a serious unwavering & consistent response & effective policing. These minor issues then take care of themselves 

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There will be a lot of people finding and reporting abandoned vehicles, and looking forward to 2,500B... but of course if someone else got there before them, it's too late and they have no idea.

Let's hope they don't plan on and pre-spend a windfall that might never come!

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1 minute ago, essox essox said:

why not MOVE them off the streets using transporters......

there are many places where they could be stored.....!!!

 

Obvious solution, but with an obvious flaw - it involves actually doing something rather than talking about it. 

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On 8/28/2020 at 11:57 AM, 2long said:

Who's going to pay the fine, if the cars have been abandoned?!

"Fifteen day notices are put on them. If they are not moved they are towed away. 

If the owners come to claim them they are fined 5,000 baht".

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