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Thousands not wearing helmets/paying fines in Chiang Mai - and that includes these foreigners!


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Thai Rath had a report from Chiang Mai about the introduction of the new "E-Ticket" system for fines, checking motoring misdemeanors and points deduction system.

 

It will be fully up and running from January 9th. 

 

The media had pictures of a foreigner without a helmet on a bike being spoken to by a traffic cop and another paying a fine at the police station along with Thais having their details checked and paying fines.

 

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Equality under the law was promised.

 

Deputy in charge of the northern Thai province's traffic Pol Lt-Col Suphachai Janthara said the system was fully integrated and would help traffic police in checking wrong doing, driver history and warrants.

In addition the public could check their points tallies.

 

There was absolutely no need to worry that E-fines would be fake. It was all thoroughly efficient and of an international standard.

 

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The buzzwords in a long slogan were "reducing accidents" by focusing on "safe driver discipline" allowing people to "recognise and not repeat their mistakes" and creating "equality under the law" according to "international standards."

 

The public will be able to use an app called "Khub Dee" that translates as "drive well".

 

Thai Rath said that on Tuesday 56 people died on the Thai roads, including two foreigners, and there were 2,570 injuries. 

 

That brought the year total to 13,520 dead and 866,437 injured. 

 

In Chiang Mai in November there were the following infringements:

 

No helmets: 2,751 cases
No license: 2,407 cases
No seatbelt: 87 cases
Going the wrong way: 14 cases. 

 

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So if I don't want to lose point and lose my license, I can just pay the tourist without a license fine, and keep my Thai license 

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38 minutes ago, KhunLA said:

Then you better have a tourist stamp in you PP.

 

Or simply drive legally 😳

When did they start checking passports at traffic stops ?

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20 hours ago, webfact said:

The media had pictures of a foreigner without a helmet on a bike being spoken to by a traffic cop and another paying a fine at the police station along with Thais having their details checked and paying fines.

Why not just say..

From January 1st 2023 anyone on a motorcycle must wear a helmet, no excuses.

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5 minutes ago, hotchilli said:

Why not just say..

From January 1st 2023 anyone on a motorcycle must wear a helmet, no excuses.

Well, that would create havoc for my putt-putt to the Mom & Dads shop.🙃🙃

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Every once and awhile I see a policeman riding in town without helmet… must of been going to lunch…. They don’t like it when you mention where’s your helmet…

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Jusd another way tho blood suck. Nobody needs these rules of the west. Kepp them there and leave it as it is, it's just fine. And not made to pay fines.

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