Traffic police will start using a new form of tickets nationwide on Sunday.
The change is part of the Police Ticket Management project (PTM), said Pol Maj Gen Ekkarak Limsangkat, commander of the 3rd Special Branch Bureau who leads the project.
The new ticket will have a barcode and checkboxes for traffic violations in Thai and English (picture below). Up until Sunday, the offences were written down on tickets by issuing police.
Motorists are required to pay the fines within seven days after receiving them.
They can either pay in cash immediately at police stations or wait two days for the tickets to be registered into the system before paying the fines at the branches, ATMs and KTB NetBank mobile app of Krungthai Bank or other spots where the PTM logo is displayed. A bank fee of 20 baht per ticket applies in this case.
However, if a driver’s licence has been seized when the ticket is issued, payments at the state bank is not possible.
Policemen have also been instructed to tell motorists everytime they issue tickets that they are a new form and inform motorists how to pay the fines.
In the future, the police's ticket database will be linked with that of the Land Transport Department so that the latter can temporarily suspend the annual vehicle tax payment for those who fail to pay the fines.