Police Lieutenant General Damrongsak Kittiprasat the Assistant Commission-General has joined in an official meeting to establish a standard for traffic fines on 28 August 2020. The fines are issued by the Royal Thai Police for traffic fines according to the Land Traffic Act B.E. 1979 recently enforced on 26 August 2020 with fixed fines. The new announcement to come is to establish a clear standard for traffic fines. Drivers will now be able to pay the fines online through credit cards, debit cards, mobile banking, and counter service at convenience stores and supermarkets.
The new changes made to the Land Traffic Act is to help provide convenience to road users. The goal is for ticket fines to be paid anywhere, without having to pay at the police station where you received the ticket. The standard for traffic fines establishes fixed fines that will automatically come up when paying for the ticket, whether through online payment or at a store. There is an exception for the police station who issued the ticket can still consider giving just a warning or to fine the driver accordingly to the situation, but the fine must not exceed the established rate.
Traffic fines that are required to pay in full include Vehicles that are emitting excessive exhaust must pay the highest fine set at 1,000 THB as it is an environmental issue. Taxi drivers that abandon passengers or taxi drivers that intentionally use a longer route than necessary must also pay the highest fine set at 1,000 THB as it affects the overall reputation of the country. There is also a change to the ticket taking place on 1 November 2020. More details will be included on the ticket according to the updated Land Traffic Act.
FB Caption: The new changes made to the Land Traffic Act is to help provide convenience to road users.
Source: INN News