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Cops May Reinstate Pickup Truck Seating Ban After 13 Died in Crash

BANGKOK — Police said on Monday they will bring back a ban on riding on the back of a pickup truck after a high-speed crash left 13 students dead earlier this week.
A file photo of motorcycle convoy.

Transport Min. Plans to Ban ‘Big Bike’ from Weaving Between Cars

BANGKOK — The Ministry of Transport on Tuesday said it plans to ban riders of “big” motorbikes from weaving between cars, as part of...
Police officers holding tickets at the Traffic Police Command Center on Aug. 30.

New 4K Traffic Cameras to Bust Bangkok’s Red Light Runners

BANGKOK — Seeing no cops around doesn’t mean you can get away with running a red light, because a newly upgraded red light camera...

Digital Driver’s Licenses Legal From Sept.

BANGKOK — Drivers and motorcyclists will be allowed to pluck out their phones and show cops a digital driver’s license starting Sept. 20. Physical licenses...
Passengers and flight crew arrive at Hong Kong International Airport, Monday, Aug. 12, 2019. Photo: Kin Cheung / AP

Thai Airways Flight To Hong Kong Forced to Circle Back to Bangkok

BANGKOK — A Thai Airways flight to Hong Kong was forced to return to Bangkok on Monday due to protests that shut down Hong...
Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha taking a ride from BTS Mo Chit to Ha Yaek Lat Phrao during the opening ceremony on August 9.

BTS Ha Yeak Lat Phrao Opens, Governor Caps Fare to 65 Baht

BANGKOK — The missing dots between Mo Chit and Lad Phrao have finally been connected, with the new BTS station linking them now open...
Commuters queuing up for tickets at Wat Mangkon on August 4.

Khaosod English Tours Bangkok’s Fanciest MRT Stations (Video)

BANGKOK — New MRT stations connected to tourist destinations such as the Grand Palace and Chinatown are becoming destinations themselves as visitors cram to...
Interior of MRT Wat Mangkon. Photo: Matichon

Free Test Rides on MRT Blue Line Through Chinatown Begin Next Week

Update Sept. 17, 2019: Four new stations further down the extension: MRT Phetkasem 48, MRT Phasi Charoen, MRT Bang Khae, and MRT Lak Song will be opened...
Photos: Isara Ariyachaipanich / Facebook

Concrete Panel Falls from BTS Ari Onto Bus Stop Below

BANGKOK — A piece of concrete panelling fell from BTS Ari station Wednesday morning, luckily injuring none.

Taxis Who Reject Passengers Will Face Larger Fines

BANGKOK — Bangkokians rejoice! Cabbies who refuse passengers will be subject to heavier fines under a new legal amendment, officials said Monday.

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