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After a 10% rise last year in the number of vehicles on its roads, traffic congestion in Bangkok is getting worse, but while commuters get increasingly hot under the collar local authorities are twiddling their thumbs

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There are more than 7.5 million registered vehicles on the roads of Bangkok, almost one for every resident of a city of nine million people. 

ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE: Thanks in part to the government’s 100,000 baht tax incentive scheme for first-time car buyers, the number of vehicles registered in Bangkok last year rose to more than 7.5 million. (Photos by Thanarak Khoonton)

And with the government's 100,000 baht tax rebate offer for first-time car buyers the number is only going to increase.

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