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Phuket traffic fines in clear view

Discussion in 'General News from Thailand' started by Stamp, 30 Nov 2016.

  1. Stamp

    Stamp Thread Starter Administrator Staff Member

    26 Nov 2010
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    Wednesday 30 November 2016, 10:18AM

    Have you ever been stopped by traffic police for a moving violation and not known what the fine was? Read on to find out what the fines really are, and will police in Phuket start posting the amounts in English at police stations across the island.

    The traffic law is the same throughout the country, so all fines should be the same amount no matter where you are in the Kingdom.

    The penalties for the most common violations are:

    • No license plate – B400
    • Running a red light – B300
    • Reckless driving – B400
    • Illegal U-turn – B400
    • Blocking traffic – B200
    • Operating an illegal vehicle – B1,000
    • Parking in a non-parking area – B200
    • No vehicle insurance – B600
    • Driving against the flow of traffic – B200
    • No helmet (Passenger & Driver) – B200
    • No driver’s license – B400
    • No owner’s registration – B400
    • Overdue vehicle tax – B400
    • Using a vehicle which makes noise louder than the prescribed limit – B1,000
    Motorists should also be aware that much harsher penalties for drunk driving were introduced last year. Under the new laws, the BAC (blood-alcohol concentration) limit for professional and commercial drivers, and drivers under 24 years old, remains zero, and the legal BAC limit for all other drivers is 0.05%.

    The new penalties for drunk driving are:

    1. Drunk driving: Up to one year imprisonment or a fine of B5,000 to B20,000 or both, and driver’s license suspended for six months.
    2. Drunk driving causing bodily or mental harm to others: One to five years imprisonment or a fine of B20,000 to B100,000 or both, and driver’s license suspended for up to one year.
    3. Drunk driving causing serious injury to others: Two to six years imprisonment or a fine of B40,000 to B120,000 or both, and driver’s license suspended for up to two years.
    4. Drunk driving causing death: Three to 10 years imprisonment and a fine of B60,000 to B200,000 and your driver’s license will be cancelled. Whether you will be allowed to apply for a driver’s license again during your lifetime is up to the court.

    Read the full article here: Phuket traffic fines in clear view
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  2. Gor Blimey Guvnur!

    Gor Blimey Guvnur! What the duck ! Staff Member

    19 Oct 2011
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    Yup, but guava pay more. My friend and I went on a jolly around Phuket on a couple of rented motorcycles back in 2008, me wearing a helmet and friend not. Stopped in the one way on beach in Patong, ticket issued for no helmet and paid at station 500 baht. I think they just make it up as they go along in Phuket and I think the ticket (eh hem ticket) was nothing more than a backhander set up betwwen the road cop and the solitary policeman in the station that day. Doubt that its changed eh.

    Here's the said ticket receipt, not too clear though eh.

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  3. SageAdvice

    SageAdvice Well-Known Member

    18 Nov 2016
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    If more local fruit took to FB with their documented complaints, the hubbub might encourage the traffic po-po to be more consistent...and fair. However, it's also true that flying pigs have not been spotted locally...
  4. Wangsuda

    Wangsuda Nonentity Staff Member

    2 Dec 2010
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    Not only that, but snowballs keep melting here as well.

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