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Caught by a speed camera in Doi Saket

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Whilst the 400 baht fine will not break the bank I would like to avoid another one in the future.

Easy to avoid, Don't break the Law.

Maybe the OP thinks there is no speed camera at all. But I agree at that speed he is going too fast and putting other road users at risk.

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You only got a 400 baht fine???!!!! Consider yourself very lucky. A few weeks ago my GF and I returned from Korat in a new vehicle. Whilst the GF was driving, she didnt realise that the car actually was quite fast because of the comfort and lack of engine noise etc.

Long story short, we got stopped by the highway patrol and informed that our speed is too high. A camera had picked us up doing 140 kmph. Instant fine was 1000 baht and my GF learnt her lesson, watch your speed at all times; more so when in a new or unfamiliar vehicle.

The remainder of the trip was done at a more leisurely 110-120 kmph.

87 MPH. You must have been in a Mercedes Benz if you couldn't tell you were going too fast.

Agree. + The gf didn't realise that the car was quite fast. No nor did the ferlung passenger, never mind blame the gf. On to a different topic . What mayhem in Pattaya last night ?

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Sometimes I just despair about this forum and the small minded pettiness that seems to be the norm from posters who probably don't even bother to read the posts before they add their three penny worth.

Look, I was 10 MPH over the speed limit and I got caught by a camera speed trap, I had not been drinking, i was not on the phone, I was not driving like a Thai, I was not boasting that I had broken the law.

I just asked if anyone knew where the camera was so that I can ensure that I am driving at a speed to keep you all happy

Has nothing to do with keeping anyone happy.

What you mean is where is the camera so you can slow down and not get nicked, before speeding up again.

The general consensus seems to be that if you stuck to the speed limit (a) you wouldn't get nicked, and (cool.png statistically you and other road users would be safer.

What's so hard to understand?

I know his type===business man rushing to another board meeting

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Is the OP not just a veiled request for how to break the law and not get caught? Did he seriously only expect replies telling him EXACTLY where the camera was.

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Arizona legislators approved a bill late Wednesday that not only would allow drivers to travel up to 85 mph on state highways, but also includes an amendment that reduces the consequences of speeding. The bill left the House Appropriations Committee on a 9-to-5 vote and is now making its way to the governor's desk. The bill would make some Arizona highways among those with the highest speed limits in the country. Most of the language from the original bill remains the same. If the full bill is approved, drivers will be fined a maximum of $15 for speeding 10 miles over the speed limit, the violation would not be reported to insurance companies and the driver's record would not be affected.

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Arizona legislators approved a bill late Wednesday that not only would allow drivers to travel up to 85 mph on state highways, but also includes an amendment that reduces the consequences of speeding. The bill left the House Appropriations Committee on a 9-to-5 vote and is now making its way to the governor's desk. The bill would make some Arizona highways among those with the highest speed limits in the country. Most of the language from the original bill remains the same. If the full bill is approved, drivers will be fined a maximum of $15 for speeding 10 miles over the speed limit, the violation would not be reported to insurance companies and the driver's record would not be affected.

Sounds a bit like tea money to me.

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You were scammed out of 1,000Bt. On a long straight stretch in overtaking lane, no radar gun spotted, instant fine, no paper work?

No he wasn't. He does not deny doing that speed and he does not say he was paying tea money. Legitimate speed, legitimate payment. Where's the scam? 1000฿ is what I was charged by post with camera evidence just North of BKK. Seems all in order to me.

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You were scammed out of 1,000Bt. On a long straight stretch in overtaking lane, no radar gun spotted, instant fine, no paper work?

No he wasn't. He does not deny doing that speed and he does not say he was paying tea money. Legitimate speed, legitimate payment. Where's the scam. 1000฿ is what I was charged by post with camera evidence just North of BKK. Seems all in order to me.

Perhaps he thinks they were only nicking foreigners?

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Like you're planning to do this again?

Planning to NOT do it again which is why I wanted to know where the camera was

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If you're planning not to do this again why do you need to know where the camera is???

I think you mean to say is that you are not planning to do this again in the vicinity of a radar video trap Lol.

It's nice to see that you are adapting to the customs of your adopted country Lol.

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400 baht is way too low a fine. 4000 might be a deterent? Someone mentioned on another thread that the temporary loss of your vehicle for x days or weeks whould be the best way to stop drink driving but it would work just as well with speeding. You pay the 400 baht fine and they say you can collect your car in 7 days or whatever. The convience might be very effective?

Maybe they could establish a dedicated 'speeder's prison' where your sentence would be determined by how many kilometers you were clocked above the limit- that would be really inconvenient...

This thread gives me the desire to hop and my bike and fly down that stretch of road at the double-ton. Who hasn't gotten a speeding ticket in their lives (most people have, except for every poster in this thread minus the OP, Prism, and myself- maybe we could share a cell)- if I got nailed by a speed camera, I'd sure like to know exactly where it happened so it doesn't happen again- why trash the guy who asked? I didn't see him making any excuses or feeling sorry for himself, and he wasn't going insanely fast in that particular spot, which is straight, has excellent sight-lines in both directions, and has very little traffic- it's not like he was doing laps around the moat.

87mph or whatever it was is not a good speed. The road isn't a motorway or autobahn type road. Houses and shops on either side. Are you aware that pedestrians have to cross this road. Locals trying to cross and u-turn on an old beat up Honda Dream. Riding against the traffic. Before you race down doing double-ton get out of your car and try crossing the road as a pedestrian or doing a u-turn on a bicycle or motorcycle loaded up with kids going to school. Its not pleasant standing on the side of the road waiting for a gap in endless 87mph pick ups and cement trucks traffic. Totally different world to inside your car with the aircon and stereo playing flying along at 87.

You're obviously not familiar with the stretch of road in question- drive down it sometime and see if you still advocate the confiscation of vehicles exceeding the speed limit on it. Like many roads, it has sections that dictate driving under the limit, and sections where the limit can be safely exceeded (i.e. the section on which the OP was cited). It has little traffic during much of the day (practically none in the early morning on the weekend). I doubt the OP was flying through rush hour dodging cars, as traffic flows at a high rate of speed there in any case- 120+ is the norm. There are certainly many areas where your description above would be accurate, but not the one being referred to.

As far as the camera goes, I think every person who's read this thread will be sure to slow down as they pass the area where it happens to be (if it's ever determined)- I sure will, and if I decide I can safely exceed the limit after passing it, I'll speed up again.

I am familiar with the road as far as the police station, Doi Saket temple area. Around that area i turn off to go to the dam. I dont travel down that road often as i travel by bicycle. So thats where my viewpoint comes from. Vehicles doing 87mph flying past me. Travelling slowly along this road you will see the locals crossing the road and going about their business. The city is moving out. Around about 2000 i used to go do a monthly visa run to Mae Sai. It was all fields and country side after the San Sai turn off. Now its housing estates, shophouses and big stores filling in the open spaces. In the next 10 or 20 years it may become one big suburb all the way to Doi Saket?

I am not anti car but i would say the speed limit needs to be dropped on that stretch of road to reflect the urbanisation. Its not the motorists fault that thai road planners dont think of other road uses than cars or the communities that the road cuts in two. A big chunk of motorists dont give a damn for other road users and are oblivious to what the road is like for pedestrians, old people, children packed into a songtaoew, motorcyclists experience with endless speeding cars and pick ups doing 87. If the motorists put themselves in their shoes for a day they might actually be happy to stay within the speed limit. They might think its the right thing to do!

Whoever suggested losing your vehicle for a month or two if you get caught drink driving, or losing it for x amount of days if you are well over the speed limit, that is a brilliant idea. I think it will work really well in Thailand. The shock and inconvience of losing your aircon metal box for a week! Standing on the side of the road trying flag a songtaow down,. Getting hit by the vortex after the speeding traffic flys past. This a much better deterrent than a fine.

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perhaps slightly off topic ..............but to do with speed cameras-------------

In NSW ( Australia) there is a major move towards the installation of fixed point to point speed cameras.

ONe camera takes a snap of your car when you pass it ....................another camera at a fixed location further along the road takes another snap.

They compare the timings of the two pics and determine your average speed over the entire distance between the cameras. This distance could be over 50km between cameras..............could be any distance. Fines then arrive in the mail for offenders.

Moral of story ........................................slow down.

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So, it cost you about $12 for 22kph over the limit? In the U.S., it would have been at least $50, and maybe more, depending on which state and county within the state, where you broke the law.

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