Traffic police signal use of new tickets start today
Traffic police nationwide will start using a new form of tickets on Sunday.
The change is part of the Police Ticket Management (PTM) project, said Pol Maj Gen Ekkarak Limsangkat, the commander of the 3rd Special Branch Bureau who is leading the project.
The new tickets feature a barcode and checkboxes for identifying traffic violations in Thai and English. Up until today, the offences were written down on tickets by issuing police.
Motorists are required to pay fines within seven days after receiving tickets.
They have the option of paying in cash at the police station straightaway or waiting two days for the tickets to be registered in the project’s system, after which they can pay at their bank branch, an ATM, Krungthai Bank’s NetBank mobile app or other places where the PTM logo is displayed. A processing fee of 20 baht per ticket would apply in these cases.
If a driver’s licence has been seized at the time the ticket is issued, payments at the state bank cannot be done.
Police have been instructed to inform motorists of the new tickets and how to pay the fines.
The police plan to share their ticket database with the Land Transport Department so that the latter can temporarily suspend the annual vehicle tax payment for those who fail to pay the fines. During the holiday season, police have vowed strict traffic regulation and say they will be on alert for any suspected drunk drivers. Source: Bangkok Post
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