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DLT to crack down on speeding vans and driver misbehavior

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Toyota Commuter mini vans in Ayutthaya. Photo: Ilya P.

BANGKOK, 11 Dec 2014, (NNT) – The Department of Land Transport (DLT) has stepped up measures against speeding vans and van operators who exhibit vulgar behavior especially during the New Year long holiday.

The Director-General of the DLT, Therapong Rodprasert announced that his department would deploy RFID Technology to clamp down on the number of speeding vans, while warning van operators who intentionally vandalize their license plates to prevent the system from working correctly, that are liable to punishment under the law.

Mr. Therapong said van operators who have been caught by the RFID will be fined up to 10,000 baht while being charged an additional 5,000 baht for the first to the fifth offenses. He adding however that the third to the fifth offenses would also land a 15-day, a 30-day, and then a complete revocation of their driving license respectively.

Regarding the recent video clip on social media, showing a van operator driving at high speed while exhibiting vulgar behavior, the Director-General stated that the DLT has identified the driver in question, Weera Jaruekklang, who works at the Transport Company Limited operating on the Bangkok-Chonburi Route.

He said Mr. Weera has received appropriate disciplinary action, while urging commuters to call 1584 around the clock to report such cases.

Source: NNT

National News Bureau of Thailand

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