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Department of Land Transport threatens hefty fines for customised vehicle headlights, taillights

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The Department of Land Transport is warning motorists that they may face significant fines if they modify their vehicle’s headlights or taillights. Jantira Buruspat from the DLT says that customising a vehicle’s lights in a manner that contravenes either the Vehicle Act or the Land Transport Act can incur a fine of up to 50,000 baht. He says the reminder is being issued after a number of complaints from members of the public who say their visibility is affected by issues such as vehicles that have blue lights.

“The customisation of vehicle headlights or taillights in private cars and taxi-meters is against the Vehicle Act, facing a maximum penalty of 2,000 baht. Light modification in public buses and large trucks also violates the Land Transport Act for adding objects to vehicles that can harm other people’s physical or mental health, which stipulates a maximum penalty of 50,000 baht.”

Jantira adds that vehicle owners should ensure they’re familiar with road safety rules and that their vehicles adhere to the manufacturer’s standards. Failure to do so means they will need to undo any customisation work detected during a vehicle inspection and before they can renew their driving licence.

“We are also cooperating with police nationwide to randomly inspect vehicles at selected checkpoints. Officials can immediately take charges against the drivers if their vehicles are found with modified headlights or taillights.”

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

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    GION

    Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 12:43 pm

    the lights of cars or motorcycles is definitely not okay. Much worse, however, is the car and motorcycles drivers do not turn on the lights when it gets dark and the drivers of modern cars that drive with daylight do not know that this light only lights up in front, but the rear lights only work when the normal light is switched on. the police should control that much more and punish them with fine fines so that these drivers finally learn that switched on lights makes their own and those of other road users safer.

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    Toby Andrews

    Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 2:26 pm

    since when have Thai ever cared about road safety rules?
    The police might if they can crab B2000fines, but they did not before.
    Only one place more dangerous on the roads in the world, Libya.
    However that was in 2015 . . .

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    Tanachai

    Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 8:13 pm

    Deal with the bigger problem of noise pollution. Modified exhausts on motos and cars. Offending vehicle should be crushed. Fines and tea money don’t work.

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    Ehud Shapira

    Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 8:49 pm

    How about taking care / getting rid of motorbikes with modified exhaust pipes,it’s against the law and a terrible noise problem.

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      Khunplastic

      Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 10:45 pm

      Been told by a motorcycle enthusiast friend that the reason for loud exhausts is a safety measure to alert dozy pedestrians of there presence and thus avoid collisions.

      Apparently you can not hear modern motorcycles when the factory exhausts are fitted.

      He owns a couple of Harley’s and i can here him miles away when he comes round to see me.

      sounds like a fairly reasonable explanation to me.

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