Now it’s 1,000 Baht fine for no helmet
Starting next Monday, those in Bangkok riding around on a motorcycle without a helmet should be prepared to pay a THB1,000 fine if stopped.
Even worse, their bike can be taken until they can produce a helmet, reported INN News.
The tough new law is applicable to pillion riders as well. The initiative is the government’s three-part plan to lower road deaths in the country with the deadliest roads in the world. The majority of fatal accidents involve motorcyclists.
Unfortunately, a not-widely-publicized warning period ended yesterday ahead of the law taking effect next week. From now through the 24th, those without helmets will still be pulled over but won’t be fined — but they will have their bikes seized until they buy a helmet.
All of Bangkok’s 88 police stations will be enforcing the law.
There are 3,400,000 motorcycles in the city and this measure should help lower the number of deaths in the bikes’ unavoidable accidents.