Wichit Police recently received a number of complaints that scores of motorbikes riders have driven through the Darasamut Underpass, in direct violation of the recently amended Phuket traffic laws. Police are ramping up enforcement efforts to make it known that motorbikes are not allowed in the underpass.
“We are aware of motorists illegally making u-turns at the underpass, some of whom used the underpass without a helmet which is very dangerous for their own lives and others,” Pol Maj. Waisakda Klinkeow of Vichit police told The Phuket News.
“We would like all motorists to understand that we are doing this because of your own safety. We do not want to waste your time for nothing,” he explained.
Police set up a table for motorists to pay their fined on-the-spot so they do not have to go to the station. But if riders do not have their money to pay the fine then and there, they will have to go to the station by themselves.
“The fine is up to B500 for no helmet and B1,000 for illegal u-turn and using the underpass. We hope this will help them be more careful when using public roads,” Maj Waisakda added.