Jomtien C asked in TravelAsia PacificThailand · 1 decade ago

Has anyone driven in Thailand and did the police extort money out of you?

I got charged for my back-seat passenger not having a driving licence, me speeding at 80 KM/hr in 120 km limit, etc

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Got caught doing 115 kph in a 90 kph speed trap on the Hua Hin - Cha am bypass. Told the cop the car belonged to my friend who works for NCCC ( Deals with Corruption in the Thai Government) was on my way in 15 seconds. Corruption is a part of life in Thailand Thaskin didn't invent it. The whold damn country is corrupt. My friend has good job security.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I drive regularly and have not had any problem for 1 year until just before Loi Kratong - a very friendly policeman took my license and was going to make me go to the police station etc... We bantered back and forth and joked and bargained but he wanted 1000 baht... As an after thought, but before I paid, I asked what I had done wrong.. he said I was speeding, - when I looked at him in astonishment, he said - not real fast - just a little fast.. [ I was at a toll booth and had not hit the accelerator yet!! ] - I paid - he had a gun, I didn't.

  • 1 decade ago

    Nope, drove across many places only and only ticketed for speeding at 120 in 100kph zone. Anyway the max speed limit is 100kph on some highways, so have to watch the speed limit signs.

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes ,been done a few times , the police are poorly paid so the rich can do as they wish as the police turn a blind eye for money !

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  • 1 decade ago

    Happened several times when I was in a taxi or even on a motorcycle taxi. The police here are corrupt beyond words.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    In cases like that you've got to call the Tourist Police. Can't give you the tel. no. since it depends where you stay/drive in Thailand.

  • 1 decade ago

    All around Asia Thai police is known to be hard liners. Once i was stopped because i was walking to fast, what was my hurry??

    Thai people is great, police are a***oles

    Best wishes

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Just like in any other country, there are some who want grease money.

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