Bangkok traffic police will on Wednesday start issuing tickets against motorists who illegally change lanes to overtake other vehicles at 15 flyovers and underpasses in the capital.
Pol Col Kitti Ariyanon, deputy commander of the Bangkok traffic police, revealed on Monday that the cameras for recording illegal lane changing at the 15 locations had been installed last June and had been undergoing tests ever since.
During the test run, some 200,000 motorists had illegally changed lane to cut in front of other vehicles at those sites, said the officer.
Those committing offences during the test run would not face any punishment but those offending at the 15 locations from Wednesday would be issued tickets and could be fined up to Bt1,000, Kitti added.
The cameras have been in operation at:
1. Bang Khen Bridge, on the side of the outbound Ngam Wong Wan road;
2. Flyover at the Government Complex, on the side of the outbound Chaeng Wattana road;
3. Huay Kwang tunnel, on the side of the inbound Ratchadapisek road;
4. Flyover at the Borom Ratchonnee Intersection, on the outbound Borom Ratchonnee road;
5. Bridge over the Bang Khen roundabout, on the inbound Chaeng Wattana road;
6. Bridge over the Ratchathewee intersection, on the outbound Phetchaburi road;
7. Bridge at the Din Daeng intersection, on the inbound Din Daeng road;
8. Bridge at the Prachanukul intersection, on the outbound Ratchadapisek road;
9. Siriraj Bridge, on the outbound Aroon Amarin road;
10. Bridge at the Ratchda-Lat Phrao intersection, on the outbound Lat Phrao road;
11. Bridge at the Ratchada-Lat Phrao Intersection, on the inbound Lat Phrao road;
12. Bridge at the Wongsawang intersection, on the outbound Ratchadapisek road;
13. Bridge at the Rama IV intersection, on the outbound Ratchadapisek road;
14. Memorial Bridge, on the inbound Prajadhipok road;
15. Bridge at the Kamnan Maen Intersection, on the Kalapapruek road.