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  • Thailand News

    Samut Prakan man allegedly extorts residents for their registration plates

    A man has allegedly been extorting people in the central Thai province of Samut Prakan to get their car registration plates back. The alleged criminal entrepreneur was exposed when a young woman posted on Facebook to say that a man had forced her boyfriend to hand over 100 baht to get his plate back after it came loose in floodwaters.…

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    Thai lottery draw nears: Seekers turn to monks, plates, and tears

    A diversity of auspicious numbers has emerged as the May 2 Thai lottery draw approaches. Enthusiasts and fortune seekers are eager to discover which numbers will bring luck, with suggestions pouring in from various sources, including revered monks, car number plates, and even the shapes formed by candle tears in holy water. In one instance, the candle wax tears that…

  • Thailand News

    Thai police stop luxury BMW with fake plates in traffic patrol

    A luxury BMW car with an unusual number plate was stopped by vigilant highway police in Thailand. All documents of the vehicle were found to be counterfeit. Today, Ekachai Khumpetch, Deputy Highway Police Commander 1, Division 1, along with Chaowalit Sridum, Deputy Highway Police Commander 1, Division 1, and Prathan Chutiphan, Deputy Highway Police Commander 1, Division 1, were conducting…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket man caught using fake red license plates to avoid loan payments

    Phuket Highway Police apprehended a man using counterfeit red license plates on his vehicle, following his admission that he was unable to keep up with his car loan payments. The black Toyota Vios, sporting the dubious license plates, was first spotted by officers at a Highway Police rest stop. The car was parked near a restroom, its licence plates bearing…

  • Thailand News

    Famous Thai actor grilled by CCIB investigators over role in fake registration plate drama

    Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau (CCIB) officers summoned a famous Thai actor in connection with his alleged involvement in a fake car registration plate gang. The actor, Mario Maurer, denied the accusation, asserting that he was a victim of criminal activity. CCIB officers recently arrested two ringleaders involved in the fraudulent registration enterprise. They acquired the usernames and passwords of officials…

  • Crime News

    Thai woman detained over fraudulent number plates and illegal cigarettes haul

    The Highway Police detained a Thai woman over fraudulent number plates attached to her vehicle. This follows a report from a man who received a speeding ticket, despite never having driven in the area where the offence was allegedly committed. After an investigation by the police, the suspect was tracked down. The search also revealed an additional case with numerous…

  • Thailand News

    Pakistani man arrested in Thailand for using fake license plates and evading highway tolls

    Thai Highway Police arrested 43 year old Pakistani national for using fake vehicle registration plates and evading the M-Flow motorway fare system. He was pulled over while driving on the Kanchanaphisek Road, on the outbound lane heading towards Bang Pa-In in East Ring, on July 11 around 10pm. According to Lieutenant Colonel Prachya Kamlasatphitak, who commanded the operation, the arrest followed…

  • Thailand News

    Chinese man arrested in Chon Buri for using fake registration plate on Bentley

    Highway Police officers arrested a Chinese man on a highway in Chon Buri province for using a fake registration plate on his luxury Bentley sedan. Highway police officers in Chon Buri province made a surprising discovery on a routine patrol resulting in the arrest of a 34 year old Chinese man, Chaing Meng, for using a fake registration plate on…

  • Thailand News

    Porsche driver caught using fake registration plate to avoid tollway fees

    A 69 year old Porsche driver who has a history of repeated traffic offences was charged by the police. The driver had been using a fake license plate to evade tollway fees on 22 separate occasions. The police took action after receiving a complaint from the legitimate owner of the license plate. Last year, Thailand introduced a new payment system…

  • Thailand News

    Giant license plates are illegal, warns Thailand’s DLT

    Thais love to modify their vehicles, but attaching a comically big license plate to your car is illegal, warns Thailand‘s Department of Land Transport (DLT). The warning follows a viral TikTok clip of a pickup truck on the road featuring a regular license plate as well as a Phitsanulok province license plate so big it could probably be seen all the…

  • Opinion

    What’s the use of number plates if you can’t read them?

    by DW (anonymously sent to The Thaiger) Hiding in plain sight, and rarely noted—at least by anyone I’ve spoken with—are thousands of cars, vans, buses, trucks, and even motorcycles. Most are commercial vehicles … you know, the ones with green and yellow plates. Now when I say they’re “hiding in plain sight”, I mean to say that yes, you can plainly…

  • News

    January by numbers – Car registrations and tourist numbers up

    The Land Transport Department has reported 268,989 new cars and motorcycles for January 2018. This included 167,039 motorcycles, 63,646 sedans, 24,117 pickup trucks, 1,129 7-seat-plus cars, 939 buses operating on fixed routes, 724 buses which do not operate on fixed routes and 5,731 trucks, according to Thai PBS. That pushes the total number of registered vehicles in Thailand to 38,428,304.…

  • Phuket News

    Vanity plates auction raises B14m

    PHUKET CITY: The Phuket Provincial Transport Office (PPTO) held its fourth annual vanity car-registration plate auction over the weekend, raking in 14 million baht from 301 special plates auctioned off at the two-day event.Bidding kicked off at 9:30 am Saturday in the Phrapitak Grand Ballroom of The Metropole hotel, where a line of professional presenters – attractive young women in…

  • Thailand News

    Young woman’s body found after motorcycle abandoned on bridge

    The body of a young woman was found dead in a river after her motorcycle was discovered parked on a bridge. The tragic suspected suicide incident unfolded yesterday at 9am when the Sajja Phutthatham Kabinburi Rescue Unit received a report from locals noticing a girl on the municipal bridge in Kabinburi. Shortly after, only her motorcycle and a pair of…

  • Phuket News

    Woman jumps off bridge in Phuket due to chronic depression

    A 32 year old woman contending with chronic depression jumped off the Thepsrisin Bridge in Phuket early this morning. The bridge, a link between Saphan Hin and Sakdidet Road, was the location of this distressing event. The woman, who resides on Montri Road in Phuket Town, was swiftly transported to Vachira Phuket Hospital for her sustained injuries. The police were…

  • Thailand News

    Phone fumble leads to deadly pickup crash in Lampang

    A tragic road accident occurred today when a woman driving a pickup truck dropped her phone, causing her to veer across the lane and collide head-on with an oncoming sedan, instantly killing the male driver and injuring a 19 year old passenger. In the district of Hang Chat, Lampang, police were alerted to a fatal collision at a U-turn near…

  • Thailand News

    Phuket road tragedy: Two vendors killed by speeding car

    A road tragedy in Phuket claimed the lives of two street vendors when a car, driven at high speed by an airline employee, collided with their motorcycle. The incident happened early in the morning on a local road in Thalang district. At approximately 6.16am today police and emergency responders were dispatched to the scene of a fatal collision on the road…

  • Thailand News

    Thai police foil luxury car fake plate scam in Bangkok

    A sophisticated scheme involving the use of counterfeit license plates on luxury vehicles has been thwarted by Thai highway police in a recent crackdown. A 41 year old woman was arrested for affixing a forged red license plate to a brand-new Bentley. The incident, which took place along Bangkok’s outer ring road, has raised concerns about the ease with which…

  • Thailand News

    Retired district chief drowns as SUV plunges into Mae Klong River

    An unfortunate accident on the Thana Rach Bridge over the Mae Klong River resulted in a tragic loss of life yesterday evening at around 6.30pm. The incident involved a collision between a sports car and an SUV, which led to the latter vehicle plunging into the river, taking with it a retired district chief and his wife, both of whom…

  • Thailand News

    Man caught with fake red plate on Mercedes in Nakhon Pathom

    Highway police apprehended a man driving a new Mercedes Benz with a red license plate after they discovered the plate was counterfeit. The driver, identified only as Wanchai, admitted to ordering the attractive number plate online. The incident occurred today when Police Major General Phakaphon Suchon along with Pol. Lieut. Col. Kla Sombatphibun inspected the area under their jurisdiction. They…

  • Road deaths

    Drunk driving incident leads to major car pileup in Pattaya

    Early this morning, a serious car pileup occurred on Jomtien Beach Road in Pattaya, instigated by a Thai woman who, according to police, appeared to be under the influence of alcohol. The chaotic scene unfolded in front of Soi 8 around 2.30am today, with seven cars severely damaged and blocking traffic. The emergency services and local police were promptly dispatched…

  • Thailand News

    Fuelling the flames: Viral video of Thai driver at Malaysian petrol pump ignites subsidy debate

    A video capturing a Thai woman refuelling her sedan at a petrol station in Malaysia went viral, triggering a controversial debate between netizens on the Malay government’s subsidised gasoline 95. The Twitter account, Malaysia Most Viral, posted a video showcasing a petrol station attendant assisting a Thai woman to fill her sedan at the Petronas petrol station in the Selangor…

  • Road deaths

    Fatal collision at Talat Phlu intersection: motorcycle hits taxi

    A 21 year old man riding a motorcycle against the traffic flow collided with a taxi on a bridge crossing Talat Phlu intersection, resulting in a fatal accident. The cab driver recalled the shocking moment, noting that he had to regain composure before alerting the police. The incident took place around 1am today. The Talat Phlu police station received a…

  • Pattaya News

    Pattaya: British man involved in late-night road accident

    Pattaya was the scene of a road accident involving a British man yesterday, December 1. A pickup truck, driven by a British man, crashed on a road in Soi Mab Yai Lia 53, Nongprue sub-district, Banglamung district, Chon Buri province. The accident happened slightly past midnight, and the local rescue teams and police were quickly alerted by the Sawang Boriboon…

  • Phuket News

    Young cow fatally hit in Phuket car accident sparks safety concerns

    A tragic incident unfolded last night in Srisoonthorn, Phuket, when a young cow was fatally hit by a car. The cow, believed to be between six to eight months old, had wandered onto the Thung Suea Khruan – Ban Don Road, leading to the unfortunate accident. The incident was reported at 8.30pm, with residents gathering around the lifeless body of…

  • Thailand News

    Highway halt: Thai woman nabbed for fake license plate and forgery in Bangkok

    Thai Highway Police yesterday swooped to arrest a 37 year old woman and charged her with forgery of official documents and using a fake license plate on her car in Bangkok. The arrest took place at the bridge crossing Khlong Phraya Suren Canal, Karnchanapisek Road, heading into Bangna, Ongkharak District, Sai Mai District, Bangkok. She was driving a black BMW…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket lucky license plate auction raises 25 million for disabled road accident victims

    Funds raised from an online auction of “lucky” vehicle registration plates by the Phuket Land Transport Office (PLTO) were generously donated to aid nine individuals left disabled by tragic road accidents. The auction that took place on July 22 accrued over 25 million baht in proceeds. The lucky number plates auctioned flaunted the Thai alphabet’s “KorJor” set against an exquisite…

  • Thailand News

    Heartbreaking twist: Thai man discovers coworker’s lifeless body in truck, links it to son’s tragic death

    A Thai man who discovered the lifeless body of his 29 year old coworker in the back of a truck parked in the Soi Tessaban Bang Pu 80 in the Samut Prakarn province near Bangkok believes that the dead man committed suicide because his son died. Amid the heart-wrenching cries of relatives and coworkers, Police Lieutenant Colonel Thertphum Duangprathum, deputy…

  • Thailand News

    Toll evasion leads to Cambodian driver’s arrest, charges totalling 71,580 baht

    A Cambodian driver was apprehended by Highway Police yesterday after driving through a tollgate in Chon Buri’s Bang Lamung district without settling accrued toll charges totalling over 70,000 baht. The toll evasion arrest took place at 1.30am, led by the acting chief of Highway Police, Pol. Maj. Gen. Jaroonkiat Pankaew. In recent years, an effort was made to improve traffic flow…

  • Crime News

    Politician’s relative assaults emergency responder after Pattaya car crash

    A 45 year old man, related to a politician, attacked a volunteer emergency responder in Pattaya after a car collided with a residential wall. The drunken man swore and questioned the responder’s presence, despite the latter explaining that they were waiting for the police due to damage to residents’ property. A distress call was responded to by volunteer rescuers from…