Video: weaving truck case prompts highway chief to consult with land department about dash-cams

PUBLISHED ON FRI, APR 21, 2017 11:04 AM

Video: weaving truck case prompts highway chief to consult with land department about dash-cams

 

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BANGKOK: -- A dash-cam video that caught a Chiang Mai truck weaving recklessly across a road has prompted the chief of highway police to discuss the admissibility of such footage for prosecution.

 

It is hoped that damning dash-cam evidence may help to change poor driving habits on Thai roads, reported Daily News.

 

The footage was actually taken by a leading Region 5 policeman in his private car but as he was not on duty in a police vehicle the admissibility of the evidence is unsure.

 

Highways chief Somchai Kaosamran said that dash-cam footage was a relatively new phenomenon in Thailand and the law has to catch up with its increasing prevalence.

 

He said there would not be much point in having it if it could not be used to nail negligent drivers.

 

The footage of the Chiang Mai truck shocked many people - not least those in the car doing the filming.

 

Many want to see such footage used for prosecutions that go beyond the provisions of the highway code.

 

Source: Daily News

 
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