The Traffic Police said the broken cameras at major intersections around Bangkok are now starting to be fixed, after they had been broken. The cameras have been in used since 2008.
The company that won the auction for the camera fixing will fix cameras in 30 intersections for the cost of 8 million baht, and is expected to finish the repairs in one year.
Cameras that have been fixed will be used by the Traffic Police straightaway, without waiting for the all the rest to be fixed.
The new cameras will be equipped with a new computer system, which will allow traffic law violators to pay fines at any of the fine collecting points, and will prevent the problem of repeated ticket issuing, as has occurred in the past.
According to the Traffic Police, "red light cameras" had been an effective tool in preventing traffic law breaches at intersections, before they broke down.