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All car passengers now required to buckle up

NATIONWIDE: All passengers in a car are now required to fasten their seat belts under amendments to some sections of the Land Traffic Act made by an order of National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) chairman Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha.

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By Bangkok Post

Wednesday 22 March 2017, 06:14PM


All passengers must now use their safety belts. Photo: via Bangkok Post

All passengers must now use their safety belts. Photo: via Bangkok Post

The NCPO’s Order 14/2560, issued under Section 44 of the interim charter, was published in the Royal Gazette on Tuesday (Mar 21).

It imposes additional legal measures for the people's safety.

The amendments were made to Sections 55, 123 and 141 of the Land Traffic Act.

According to the announcement: Section 55 was amended to empower traffic police officers or persons authorised by them to remove a vehicle which has been parked in violation of the Land Traffic Act or use some devices to lock it up to prevent it from being removed.

The driver or owner of the vehicle is required to pay the removal or lock-up cost, and for the upkeep of it while in the care of the traffic police.

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Section 123 was amended to require the drivers of vehicles to fasten their seat belts and make sure all passengers buckle up as well.

The amendment to Section 141 empowers traffic law enforcement officials to notify the driver or owner of a vehicle who has been issued a ticket for violating the law to pay the fine within 15 days.

If the driver or owner of the vehicle does not pay the fine in time, the traffic police must send a letter advising the vehicle registrar to order the violator to pay the fine within 30 days.

If the driver or owner of the vehicle still does not pay the fine, a case will be filed with a court and the vehicle registrar will not extend the vehicle’s annual registration until the payment is made.

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jogi | 25 March 2017 - 15:56:30

safetybelt's in car's boat's and plane's can save live's in accident's. to prevent accident's take's more work from RTP then collect this fine's (with/without receipt ) for unbuckle'd drivers/passengers in roadworthy cars, stop scrapy pick up's and lorry's, overloaded with people's. but there is no money in it. preventing  accident by checking ve...

Bigaresort | 24 March 2017 - 08:00:13

Can I still carry people on the back of my pick up???
Horst

Kurt | 23 March 2017 - 18:51:12

Now it will be interesting to know or tuk tuks are also falling under this section 44 thing.

The idea of some readers here to implement 'immediately' long time not enforced existing laws with the use of section 44 is to silly to talk about.
It has nothing to do with formal procedures.
The law is the law. So far not implemented/executived by RTP!.

Again pulling the wrong end of the ...

swerv | 23 March 2017 - 16:13:36

Marcher: The new law is to force passengers in the rear of the vehicle to buckle up.
You don't wear a seat belt? That is akin to riding a motorbike without a helmet and we all know what people think about people doing that.

Kurt | 23 March 2017 - 16:09:57

If section 44 really means something than use it to take minivans, taxis and tuk tuks without safety belts off the road until safety belts are installed.
We all know about cases tourists were falling out of the back of tuk tuks without doors because no safety belts.
So far never any government action was taken to handle that.

For me it is a big question mark why unsafe tuk tuks are allowed to...

swerv | 23 March 2017 - 16:05:57

Kurt: Are you commenting just for the sake of seeing your name or do you not understand why section 44 was used?
If the government went by the normal route it could take months to enact. Section 44 is used to implement laws, regulations etc immediately without going through formal procedures.

Kurt | 23 March 2017 - 15:49:11

Interesting reading, that use of section 44 just for buckle up.
In this case a inflator use of section 44, for a simple matter.

Why not to use section 44 on RTP! That RTP becomes forced to enforce existing traffic laws?

malczx7r | 23 March 2017 - 13:52:02

Let's see who polices this then!!!

Marcher, what else do i need to add you manage to insult yourself!

marcher | 22 March 2017 - 21:40:13

What is this about/ It has always been the law to buckle up, not that I do. Which is why I was fined B100 in Surin 12 years ago and B300 for going 20 metres in Phuket. Expensive place here

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