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Lane-change cameras to help tackle traffic offenders

Abrupt overtaking and changing of lanes will be under special surveillance in a new campaign to tackle repeat offenders, a senior Bangkok traffic cop said yesterday.

Fifteen lane-change cameras will soon be installed at problem intersections to work alongside the existing 90 red-light cameras at 30 major intersections, Maj-General Adul Narongsawas said.

There will be lane-change cameras installed at 60 other locations across the capital at a later stage, he said.

A budget will also be sought to acquire a number of no-parking cameras, in addition to units already installed at 15 locations, he said.

Adul said he hoped that lane-change cameras would reduce abrupt overtaking and disruptive lane changes.

He said all projects, aimed at curbing traffic violations, were in line with the "Traffic Police Eye" citizen campaign where photos of traffic violations are taken by people and sent to a command centre.

Armed with evidence, the photos are attached to tickets that are mailed to violators.




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