Traffic police are cooperating with other government agencies concerned to seek to set up a special traffic court in Bangkok to force traffic violators to pay fine, a senior police officer said Monday.
Pol Maj Gen Adul Narongsak, deputy metropolitan police commissioner who is in charge of traffic, said a special committee on traffic affairs has sought cooperation from other government agencies to set up the special court.
The committee has sought help from the Office of the Attorney General, the Judicial Office, the Bangkok Metropolitan Transit Authority, the Interior Ministry, the Land Transport Department, the Corrections Department, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration and Law Society of Thailand.
After opinions and information from all agencies concerned are compiled, the proposal will be sent to Police Commissioner General Pol Gen Adul Saengsingkaew for approval.
If Adul approves the plan, the Bangkok traffic court will be set up next month, the deputy metropolitan police chief said.
He said a lot of motorists have ignored their tickets and refused to pay fines. With the court, they will be required to pay fines within seven days or else they will be summoned to pay maximum fines in the court. Refusing to heed the court’s summoning order, they could face six-month jail term, the police officer said.