Authorities set to charge for car parking on public roads

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Authorities set to charge for car parking on public roads

Post by buksida » Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:02 am

The cabinet has approved a draft law on car parking management that would allow local administrative organisations to collect fees for parking on public roads, except in certain prohibited areas, government spokesman Sansern Kaewkamnerd said on Tuesday.

The decentralisation law in 1999 allowed tambon administrative organisations, municipalities and Pattaya City to regulate markets, piers and car parking spaces within their jurisdictions. However, the law on car parking in municipalities issued in 1960 was not amended accordingly, Lt Gen Sansern said.

The draft law that will also allow the local administrative organisations to make use of the additional income for local development, he added.

According to the draft, local administrative organisations can set regulations regarding parking for various categories of vehicles and the conditions for fees, fines and collection. They are also allowed to delegate implementation of these measures to private sector companies.

The fees and fines can be included in the budget of the local administrative organisations.


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Re: Authorities set to charge for car parking on public roads

Post by Big Boy » Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:24 am

'Entrepreneurs' have been doing this around Hua Hin since 2012. If you park in certain areas, they come running out for a parking fee.

I was totally gobsmacked the first time I was asked for money. Of course, it worked , and I've never tried to park there since. Of course, it will have affected the business of the shop that I no longer shop at.

Many unofficial car parks are springing up around town where people are charging as well.
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Re: Authorities set to charge for car parking on public roads

Post by RCer » Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:39 am

This will be entertaining to see.

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Post by lomuamart » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:44 am

Here's a pipe dream.
Charge vehicles a congestion fee for entering within a certain radius of the town centre. Install parking meters and have a dedicated, motivated force of people (and I don't mean the BIB) to hand out fines left, right and centre.
Oh yes, and make sure that people pay their fines.
As I said, a pipe dream but a good idea.

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Re: Authorities set to charge for car parking on public roads

Post by Big Boy » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:30 am

It will put the 'Entrepreneurs' out of business.
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Post by Nereus » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:34 am

Install parking meters and have a dedicated, motivated force of people (and I don't mean the BIB)
Do you mean like this, Lumo:

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Re: Authorities set to charge for car parking on public roads

Post by dundrillin » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:36 am

More car parks will have to be built and motor bike parking will have to be organised.

Iomuamart's pipe dream is one of the reasons many of us come here. The private companies that enforce parking fines are what you may call over zealous.

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Post by Big Boy » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:35 pm

If you look around, car parks are appearing on every piece of waste ground possible - at least around the 88/94 area. All charging, and many of them empty.

TIT - double and treble parking are the norm.
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Re: Authorities set to charge for car parking on public roads

Post by STEVE G » Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:18 pm

lomuamart wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:44 am
Here's a pipe dream.
Charge vehicles a congestion fee for entering within a certain radius of the town centre. Install parking meters and have a dedicated, motivated force of people (and I don't mean the BIB) to hand out fines left, right and centre.
Oh yes, and make sure that people pay their fines.
As I said, a pipe dream but a good idea.
It would certainly solve traffic problems but there might be a danger of creating an upmarket ghetto of Bangkok Thais and wealthy expats with corresponding resentment from the local population.

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Re: Authorities set to charge for car parking on public roads

Post by VincentD » Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:50 pm

Certain parts of Lopburi do have municipal parking controls, and they've been there for almost twenty years. Certain parts of Sa-kaeow circle and also around the market area. Cars are charged 2 baht, no time limit, and the parking ticket is usually placed under the windscreen wipers. No charge during weekends. The traffic wardens also direct parking and help push cars..
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