Thai land transport officials will collect traffic fines on behalf of the police

The Land Transport Department (LTD) signed an agreement with the Royal Thai Police today (Wednesday), under which LTD officials will collect traffic ticket fines on behalf of the police when motorists and motorcyclists show up for annual car tax renewals.

Under this landmark agreement, the two state agencies will link their electronic information systems, particularly the information about traffic violations and traffic tickets issued by the police to traffic law offenders caught by surveillance cameras or by traffic police officers.

Police have been trying for many years to get the LTD to help in the collection of traffic ticket fines, as many of people have refused to pay and the police are powerless to deal with the problem.

Under this cooperation agreement, LTD officials will demand that motorists and motorcyclists pay outstanding fines when they apply for annual car tax renewal. They can pay on the spot, in which case they will be issued with a tax sticker. Those who refuse to pay will be issued with a temporary sticker, which is valid for 30 days, after which they will have to pay the fines or face action by the police.

Pol Gen Damrongsak Kittipraphat said today that measures to delay the issuance of tax stickers to traffic offenders will complement the point deduction system, which will enhance traffic discipline among motorists and motorcyclists.

This new measure will be enforceable as of April 1st and will not be retroactive.

Motorists or motorcyclists who have questions about their traffic tickets or their point deduction score can check with the E-ticket PTM website or the “Khab Dee” application.


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