Bangkok traffic police said they fined 38 drivers for text messaging Tuesday, the first day of a campaign targeting motorists using mobile phones while driving.
A Khlong Tan police officer shows a photo he took of a taxi driver who chats on his cell phone while driving, an offence punishable by a fine of 400-1000 baht. (Photo by Somchai Poomlard)
The 38 were caught reading or typing messages on their phones or talking without hands-free devices. They were spotted at eight major intersections during morning hours. The number of offenders is expected to exceed 100 by the end of the day, deputy Metropolitan Police Bureau chief Adul Narongsak said.
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