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webfact    23,968

Bangkok motorcyclists beware! - no license and cops will take your bike!

 

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BANGKOK: -- Bangkok police have said that from next week motorcyclists riding without a license and insurance will have their bikes taken away, albeit temporarily.

 

The announcement comes after a ministerial level meeting was held Tuesday in which orders were issued to get tough with the illegal activity of motorcyclists, reported Thai Rath.

 

Those who drive the wrong way, drive on the sidewalk and break the speed limit can also expect to be fined between 500 and a 1,000 baht.

 

Announcing the news Withaya Prayongphan of the met police said that he had instructed all 88 metropolitan police stations to get tough after orders from national police chief Jakrathip Chaijinda came following a ministerial level meeting about traffic and road accidents on Tuesday.

 

He said that statistics gathered at Songkran showed that 30-40% of motorcyclists involved in accidents had no license or insurance.

 

He was referring to the Phor Ror Bor insurance that costs bikers about 600 baht annually for cover. Licenses cannot be renewed unless this has been paid up front.

 

Withaya said that confiscation of vehicles would be temporary.

 

Fines for other illegal driving offences would be as follows:

Driving in the wrong direction: 500 baht.

Driving on the footpath: 400 to 1,000 baht

Not wearing a helmet: 500 baht.

 

Source: Thai Rath

 
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Rhys    1,078

...thanks for the heads up ... on the pegs...

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Sure    30

Nevermind motorcyclists, what about car drivers driving illegally?

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mark01    602

The roads will not be any safer.

The police will have more money for their Mia nois.

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Bangkok Barry    2,207

The 'crackdown' will last until the middle of next week and then be forgotten. Like every other 'crackdown'.

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topt    980
3 hours ago, webfact said:

He was referring to the Phor Ror Bor insurance that costs bikers about 600 baht

And where did they get this figure from? I renewed 3 weeks ago and it was 325 baht.......

 

Just checked and probably refers to a car as my compulsory insurance for a truck was 645 baht

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Happy Grumpy    3,666
3 hours ago, webfact said:

Driving in the wrong direction: 500 baht.

Driving on the footpath: 400 to 1,000 baht

Not wearing a helmet: 500 baht.

Yeah right.

 

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sanukjim    1,603
3 hours ago, Wiggy said:

It won't happen. Just more pocket money for the police.

Where do you think that the cops got their personal motor bikes that they are riding ? 90% probably were from taking them away from racers and youngsters with no license.

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KhunBENQ    6,470

Collecting the uninsured motorbikes in the village(s) would seriously calm traffic :biggrin:

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yardrunner    720

and the sooner it is rolled out nationwide and ENFORCED  nationwide the better

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AhFarangJa    2,964

"Somchai, Darlink, new Mercedes Model looks velly nice"

No Ploblem Tee rak, will collect the deposit next week on Sukhumvit............:sorry:

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