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Bangkok traffic e-tickets coming soon

An electronic traffic-ticketing system will be soon adopted in Bangkok for quicker processing and more accurate information on both offenders and traffic police.

The e-ticket system can also identify motorists who are wanted for crimes or who use a fake licence or another driver's licence, senior traffic police officer| Pol Colonel Sitthisak Phongthanarak said yesterday.

The detection of motorists using an improper licence can also help fight crime, as this database would be merged with police's main criminal records database.

This system underwent a trial four years ago in nine Bangkok police precincts involving 15 units. Battery life was found to be too short and the font on the tickets were too small, but those problems have been fixed.

The e-ticket system involving 1,300 units will be in used along with a new traffic campaign against parking violations in place of the wheel-locking measure.


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