Towing of illegally parked vehicles commences in Bangkok

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BANGKOK, 21 October 2013 (NNT) – Thai National Police chief Police General Adul Saengsingkaew has officially announced the implementation of the towing of illegally parked vehicles in 10 area of Bangkok. 

The 10 areas are as follows: 1. Laoprao Road: from the Ladprao intersection to the Happy Land intersection; 2. Rama 4 Road: from the Hualomphong intersection to the Rama 4 intersection; 3. Sukumvit, Ploenchit and Rama 1 road: from the Bangna intersection to the Phongpraram intersection; 4. Ratchadapisek, Asoke-Dindaeng, Asoke-Montri: from the Prachanukul intersection to the Ratchada Rama 4 intersection; 5. Ramkhamhaeng, Rama 9, Jaturatid Raod: from the Klong Jek to Ramkhamhaeng intersections to Jaturatid Road; 6. Phaholyothin and Kaset Nawamin: from Victory Monument to the Saphan Mai and Kasetsart intersections to the Nawamin intersection; 7. All of North Sathorn and South Sathorn Roads; 8. Ratchadamnoen, Pinklao bridge, Borommaratchachonnani and the Elevated Parallel Road: from the Royal Plaza (Equestrian Plaza) to the Phan Phiphop intersection to the outer strips of Bangkok; 9. Petchburi and New Petchburi Road: from the Urupong intersection to the Klongton intersection, and 10. On the entire Vibhavadi Rangsit Road.

Fines for illegally parked vehicles are as follows: 1. Each vehicle shall be fined 500 baht. 2. All 4-wheel vehicles will be required to pay 500 baht each for towing fee and 200 baht each day for maintenance fee; 3. All 6-wheel vehicles will each have to pay a 700-baht towing fee and a 300-baht/day maintenance fee, and 4. Vehicles with 10 wheels and up: 1,000 baht towing fee and 500 baht/day maintenance fee.

Drivers can contact local police stations to retrieve their towed-away vehicles and pay the incurred fines.