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    New Traffic Fines To Start on 1st November

    The new traffic fines approved by Cabinet earlier this year will come into effect on Monday 1st November 2020.


    The new traffic penalties were published in the Government Gazette in August this year, and see changes to a host of minor traffic infractions.


    New Fines Include:


    Driving against the traffic flow or causing difficulty for the traffic (400 Baht)


    Driving recklessly which may harm other drivers and properties (400 Baht)


    Driving between traffic lanes (500 Baht)


    Driving on footpath without necessary reason (500 Baht)


    Using a mobile phone while driving (500 Baht)


    Overtaking on the left side of a vehicle (500 Baht)


    Not allowing faster vehicles to overtake when they indicate intention to do so (500 Baht)


    Joining traffic without indicating (500 Baht)


    Failing to indicate before turning (400 Baht)


    Parking in a no-parking area (400 Baht)


    Driving over the speed limit (500 Baht)


    Failure to give way to an ambulance (400 Baht)


    Riding a bicycle outside of the bicycle lane (200 Baht)


    Not wearing a helmet (400 Baht)


    Passenger of motorbike not wearing a helmet (800 Baht)


    Not wearing a safety belt (seat belt) while driving (400 Baht)


    Operating an unregistered vehicle (500 Baht)


    Driving without driving licence or unable to present driving licence when asked by police (200 Baht)


    Failure to indicate to other drivers before turning, changing lane, stopping or letting them overtake (400 Baht)


    Failure to have a red light at the back of the vehicle indicate that the vehicle is about to stop (400 Baht)


    Failing to slow down when oncoming vehicles approach on a narrow road (200 Baht)


    Ignoring traffic signals and signs installed along the roads (500 Baht)


    Ignoring hand signs and whistle sounds made by traffic police (400 Baht)


    Causing damage, hiding, removing, painting traffic signs installed along the road (400 Baht)


    Driving vehicle without license plate (500 Baht)


    Driving vehicle causing a loud noise or dragging something on the road (400 Baht)


    Using flashing lights, siren lights as well as strange and loud sounds, inappropriate sound as horn (500 Baht)


    Carrying goods longer than the body of vehicle without a red flag at the end of the protruding item (500 Baht)


    Carrying human, animals, or items not suited for the type of vehicle as determined by the Ministry of Transport (400 Baht)

    New Traffic Fines To Start on 1st November | Chiang Mai One

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    Killing a policeman or meatball seller while driving drunk, leaving the scene of an accident until you've sobered up (or the statute of limitations runs out):

    Next to fuck all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Killing a policeman or meatball seller while driving drunk, leaving the scene of an accident until you've sobered up (or the statute of limitations runs out):

    Next to fuck all.

    yup...

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    Giving right of way to vehicles approaching on your right?

    One of the most ignored and argued driving laws in Thailand.

    I am still unsure 100% what the rule is.

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    That’s because it’s not a law

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    I always give way to my right just to be sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Not allowing faster vehicles to overtake when they indicate intention to do so (500 Baht)
    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    That’s because it’s not a law
    Seems it is now.

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    Has the Tea money gone up too? Used to be 100 - 200 bht in Isaan.

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    Please correct me if im'e wrong, there is no mention of driving while drunk.

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    Those fines are going to learn people. Not. FFS.

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    what a fyking deterrent,200bht.fine if you dont have a driving licence.that means,NO LICENCE = N0 INSURANCE.

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    Driving without any cognitive ability should be way up there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by headhunter View Post
    NO LICENCE = N0 INSURANCE.
    Not always. A mate was involved in a bit of a scrape and the police and witnesses declared he was at fault. The vehicle had 1st class insurance including bail bond. He had no licence. It was a Friday and the cops wanted to take him in for the weekend, no bail possible until Monday.

    Insurance guy shows up, cops immediately lose interest and fek off, insurance covered everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    come into effect on Monday 1st November 2020.
    So lots of cops on the roads on Monday, with a few media.

    Lots of photos of people getting their tickets.

    Then all forgotten about on Tuesday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    Driving without any cognitive ability should be way up there.

    If they enforced that one, I'd be investing in the horse and cart industry big time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Driving vehicle causing a loud noise or dragging something on the road (400 Baht)
    Is that for Ferrari drivers?

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    One wonders where the "Drive in the furthermost left hand lane, when available", is. Or is that an old and forgotten rule of the road?

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    failing to keep awake,then crashing killing 20people. BRAKE FAILURE.krap.no fine.
    pleasuring oneself while driving. tossed out.
    Last edited by headhunter; 30-10-2020 at 07:39 AM.

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