Digital Drive: Phuket police drop licence seizures in first move toward tech-based policing

Digital Drive: Phuket police drop licence seizures in first move toward tech-based policing 

By Tanyaluk Sakoot

 

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A Traffic Police officer holds up a digital driver’s licence, to be recognised by police from next Friday (Sept 20). Photo: Tanyaluk Sakoot
 

PHUKET: Come next Friday (Sept 20) police across Phuket will cease the decades-old practice of seizing driver’s licences of motorists caught breaking traffic laws in a policy shift ahead of rolling out major amendments made to the Land Traffic Act, which had been in effect unchanged since 1979.
 

The new Traffic Act amendments also allow for a points system to be finally implemented under which drivers are granted 12 points, from which demerit points for traffic violations are deducted. The number of points to be deducted will depend on the severity of the violation.

 

Losing all 12 points, which are restored each calendar year, will lead to licence suspension for 90 days, while three suspensions will lead to a one-year suspension.


Full story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/digital-drive-phuket-police-drop-licence-seizures-in-first-move-toward-tech-based-policing-72874.php#3L52eB7gZzMM7Cex.97

 

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