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Junta Wields Absolute Power Again. This Time on Seat Belts.

BANGKOK — The junta used its absolute power Tuesday to mandate everyone must buckle up for safety, whether they are in a car, truck or riding a public van.

City Hall Challenge Delays Decision on BTS Accessibility Suit

BANGKOK — City Hall filed an injunction in the Civil Court on Tuesday to block its consideration of a class-action lawsuit brought by commuters...

Cabbie’s Quip Leads Passenger Fistfight, All on Facebook Live

BANGKOK — Just when you’ve heard all the excuses why taxi drivers can’t pick you up – they have to return the car on time, they ran out of gas – here’s a new one.

Motorists Urged to Get Dashcams for Songkran

BANGKOK — Those who plan to travel through the provinces for the upcoming Thai New Year holidays should equip their vehicles with dashboard video cameras, a road safety advocate said Tuesday.

Thai-Belgian Bridge to Remain Closed Until School Resumes

BANGKOK — While the Thai-Belgian Bridge will be closed 6 weeks longer than originally expected, the city vows that Rama IV Road will be saved from its traffic nightmare just in time for school to resume.

Elevated Rail Structure Falls on Car; Narrowly Misses Woman

BANGKOK — A driver narrowly escaped injury – or worse – when a giant metal bar fell from an elevated rail under construction and landed on his car Friday afternoon.
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Watch as This Bangkok Taxi Meter Goes Turbo Mode (Video)

BANGKOK — A woman who claims she fell victim to the latest “turbo taxi” scam in east Bangkok posted a video online of what appears to be a suspiciously hyperactive taxi meter.

Drivers Must Soon Take 15 Hours of Training

BANGKOK — Those considering earning a license to drive may want to do so quickly.
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Irish Teacher Assaulted, Robbed by Pattaya Van Driver: Police

CHONBURI — Police said they are looking for a van driver accused of assaulting and robbing a foreign passenger Tuesday in Chonburi province.

Fat Pigeon Blamed for Airport Rail Link Outage

BANGKOK — A pigeon was blamed Tuesday for a malfunction on the Airport Rail Link that left hundreds of passengers stranded in stifling heat the night before.

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