Metropolitan police’s new CCTV cameras ready for violators of traffic laws

The Metropolitan Police Bureau is installing new traffic CCTV cameras to clamp down on speeding drivers in Bangkok.

A total of 14 mobile CCTV cameras are being put into use to detect motorcycles running in the express lane of Vibhavadi Rangsit Road as part of the policy to use photographs as reference in the issuance of traffic tickets for violators of traffic laws.

The Metropolitan Police Bureau expects between 200 and 300 violators will be detected by the new tools.

The new traffic cameras, which were upgraded from existing equipment, are expected to be effective in all types of traffic law violations across the capital.

Deputy Chief of the Metropolitan Police Pol. Maj. Gen. Jiraphat Poomjit said that the upgraded cameras will be used during rush hours in the morning and the evening, while traffic tickets will be electronically filed and contain the information of traffic law violators, such as the license plate number, the name of the vehicle’s owner, a photo of the violation and barcode, which can be used in paying fines at all Krung Thai Bank branches and the bank’s ATMs as well as at the responsible police station, reported Thai News Bureau.

He added that those, who fail to settle the fine within seven days will receive an official warning while those who do not pay within 30 days will see their fine rise by THB1,000 and be blacklisted by the Department of Land Transport.


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