The Royal Thai Police will offer members of the public rewards of up to 10,000 baht for information on traffic violators and dangerous drivers.
The rewards are being offered as part of a crackdown on dangerous driving during the so-called ‘7 Dangerous Days’ over the New Year holidays in Thailand.
Police Lieutenant General Damrongsak Kittipraphat, deputy national police chief, who also recently spearheaded a crackdown on illegal road racing and who also heads up Thailand’s Traffic Management Center, said people who submit videos of traffic violators between Dec 29 and Jan 4 could receive a reward of up to 10,000 baht should the offender be prosecuted.
Police Lieutenant General Damrongsak was speaking at the launch of the ‘Traffic Volunteer’ project, which is being run in conjunction with the Don’t Drive Drunk Foundation and other associated agencies.
The project aims to reward those who submit videos which can be used as evidence against offenders.
Between 15-24 November 32,889 traffic violators were arrested, Police Lieutenant General Damrongsak said.
Police particularly targeted those who ignore traffic lights, motorcyclists who drove on sidewalks and reckless drivers.
Police Lieutenant General Damrongsak said that members of the public can act as good citizens by taking part in the Traffic Volunteer project.