Point system to curb traffic violations to be enforced from January 9th

Starting January 9th, the Royal Thai Police and the Land Transport Department will enforce a demerit point system to curb traffic violations and dangerous driving, in the hope increasing drivers’…

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Thailand’s new traffic laws took effect on September 5. However, police have decided to be lenient for the first three months to give motorists time to adjust their road behavior. (Photo by Robert Eklund)

A guide to Thailand’s new rules of the road

The transition to new traffic laws, which list more types of offenses and harsher penalties for offenders, has already begun. Here is what you need to know: Three-month grace period…

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Governor Chadchart asks for a year to study ways to solve Bangkok’s traffic woes

Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt has asked for a year to study technology based solutions to solve Bangkok’s notorious traffic problems, as he outlined plans to set up a working committee…

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Annual Songkran mass exodus from Bangkok begins

The exodus of people living or working in Bangkok, returning to their home provinces in Thailand’s north and north-east to celebrate the Songkran festival, began this evening (Friday). Long, slow…

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No leave – 80,000 police officers to be on duty in Bangkok over New Year

The Royal Thai Police has ordered 80,000 police officers to not take leave during the New Year holiday period between Christmas Day on 25th December and January 4th, to facilitate…

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