New cameras to catch speed demons
After a two-month test of high-tech cameras on two expressways in Bangkok, police this week have begun citing motorists caught speeding by the devices.
- Published: 6/03/2013 at 05:55 PM
- Newspaper section: news
The high-defintion cameras were also placed along Burapha Withi and Bang Phli-Suksawat expressways, just outside Bangkok, according to the Traffic Division of Metropolitan Police Bureau.
The cameras are able to catch sharp images of speeding vehicles day and night. They provide "eye witness" backup of details of cars and trucks exceeding the speed limit.
The Traffic Division said speeding tickets will be sent to the homes of vehicle owners caught by the operation.
Traffic police said the crackdown aimed at reducing the risk of accidents.
Speed limits estabished by the Expressway Authority of Thailand are 80km/h for personal passenger cars and pickups, and 65 km/h for commercial trucks. However, the authority is currently citing only vehicles exceeding 120km/h and 80km/h respectively.
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