The Expressway Authority of Thailand (EXAT) has made it clear-driving on the hard shoulder on expressways in Thailand will result in 1000 baht fines and authorities are using CCTV footage to catch offenders.
Major General Damrongsak Kittipraphat stated to the Thai press this week that the act of driving on the hard shoulder of expressways was against the Traffic Act of Thailand and brought 1000 baht fines to those who violate it.
The new rule officially started being enforced yesterday, April 5th, 2021, just before the upcoming Songkran holidays.
According to EXAT, the hard shoulder on the left side of expressways and people using them to drive is the cause of many accidents in the Kingdom of Thailand. As a result, EXAT is installing 32 CCTV cameras which will be used to catch offenders and charge them 1000 baht for violations of the law.
These have already been installed at ten locations on the Kanchanaphisek Expressway and are in the process of being installed at other expressways like the Chalerm Mahanakorn Expressway and the Burapha Withi Expressway.