Police kick off training instead of fines for traffic offenses
IN a new move the Thai Traffic Police today (Sept. 20) unveiled a project whereby traffic violators have the option of choosing to undergo training rather than paying a fine, INN News said.
Pol. Maj. Gen. Chirapat Bhumchit, deputy head of the Traffic Police Division, said in launching this project arranged together with Thai Health Promotion Foundation that the aim is to build up awareness about security and increase traffic discipline among drivers.
Under this project, which is running from September 23, 2017 till December 30, 2017, those violating traffic regulations have an option to under training in the area they were caught rather than paying a fine.
Traffic violators can enter training only for 12 offenses under the Land Traffic Act 1979 among which are not wearing crash helmets not fastening seat belts.
However those getting an electronic ticket or one mailed to them cannot join in. Repeat traffic violators will be comparatively fined according to the law.
Top: Pol. Maj. Gen. Chirapat briefing traffic police on the new project today. Photo: INN News