CityNews – The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) announced today that they will be setting up speed cameras around Chiang Mai in a bid to combat speeding drivers, and reduce accident rates in the province.
Thana Nuawplod, the head of management and strategy at the Chiang Mai DDPM Office, said that the project would see speed cameras being set up around the city and out of town to crack down on people driving too fast on the roads.
Anyone caught speeding will be issued a fine through the post which must be paid within 15 days. Their annual road tax would also be increased each time they commit a speeding offence.
In addition to the speed cameras, tourist centres for road related assistance will be set up at five major Chiang Mai junctions: Suthep, Rin Khum, Inthanon, Ang Khang and Mon Jam mountain road. The centres will provide emergency medical aid, broken down car and bike assistance and direct contact with emergency services.