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Over 11,500 Thai drivers have had points deducted since system launched

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A total of 11,548 road users have had points deducted from their licences since the new system launched on January 9. According to a Nation Thailand report, the offence that occurs the most is failure to show proof of having paid annual vehicle registration fees.

A total of 3,557 incidences of this have been recorded by the Royal Thai Police.

1,709 motorists lost points for driving without licence plates and 1,686 had points deducted for failing to observe the speed limit. The province with the most points lost is Chai Nat, in Central Thailand, where a total of 1,478 lost points. This is followed by Bangkok, with 1,427, and the north-eastern province of Khon Kaen, with 211.

Under the new system, all motorists start out with 12 points on their licence. If found in violation of a traffic law, they will lose points, with the number deducted depending on the severity of the offence. Losing all 12 points will result in suspension of the driving licence and 3 such suspensions in as many years will mean the licence is revoked.

Police say anyone caught driving without a licence could face a prison term of up to 3 months, and/or a fine of 10,000 baht.

You can check the number of points on your licence by visiting the official police website or by downloading the Khub Dee app.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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