The number of tickets issued by police for traffic violations in Bangkok has dropped by 70 per cent after a new policy of issuing verbal warnings to motorists breaching non-serious rules, the Metropolitan Police Bureau's Traffic Police Division said Frida
The reduction has resulted in a drop in income for traffic policemen, who receive about Bt2,000Bt-5,000 each month. The new traffic policy, issued by MPB commander Pol Lt-General Khamronwit Thoppkrajang from September 1, includes a restriction preventing police from setting up road checkpoints during daylight hours.
In August, 5,000 booklets of traffic tickets were used up by traffic policemen at all 88 Bangkok-based police stations, who issued tickets to 87,187 motorists. The number of booklets used up from September 113 was 1,150, with tickets issued to 13,911 violators.