The following is a list of new traffic fines released by the Royal Thai Police in the Royal Gazette yesterday for violations of the Land Traffic Act of 1979.
Here is a list of some of the highlights:
Vehicles emitting excessive noise and fumes/pollution-1000 baht
Taxi drivers failing to take customers to a destination by the fastest route or not taking them all the way-1000 baht
Driving without a drivers license-200 baht
Reckless driving-400 baht
Breaking the speed limit-500 baht
Failure to stop or move out of the way for an ambulance or other emergency vehicle-400 baht
Disobeying traffic lights-500 baht
Parking or leaving your vehicle to obstruct traffic-500 baht
No license plate-500 baht
Failure to obey road signs-500 baht
The Pattaya News notes that critics online believe the fines are too low and are not punitive enough to drive real change in terms of changing driving behaviors.