Easy cross stickers: Police accused of accepting bribes from overloaded trucks

A future Member of Parliament (MP) from the Move Forward Party (MFP), Wiroj Lakkhanaadisorn, has accused the Royal Thai Police (RTP) of accepting bribes and ignoring overloaded vans. Wiroj claimed that these trucks, having allegedly paid bribes, are given particular “easy move stickers” that grant them exemption from police interference.
Wiroj started posting about the corruption on his Facebook account on May 26th. He shared a photo of a blue sun sticker on a truck with a caption that read…
“I have seen new simple cross stickers on some vans and wished to tell everybody involved to put an end to this follow. Why do many vehicles have this sticker? It does not look as cool as different truck ornamental stickers. Professional informed me that they’re the so-called simple cross stickers. My staff and I will examine to uncover how this easy cross system works and who’s involved within the cost course of.”
Wiroj additional revealed that the simple move stickers are available numerous designs. Some vehicles feature particular rabbit stickers, leaf stickers, apple stickers, star stickers, panda stickers, and Thailand’s map stickers. These stickers differ by area and they characterize different bribe amounts.
Wiroj claimed that the entire quantity of bribes may reach 20 billion baht. He mentioned that if truck drivers or their corporations desired to carry hundreds exceeding the authorized limits, they would have to pay three,000 baht per 30 days for the rabbit simple pass, whereas some would have to pay over 25,000 baht for the very simple cross.
According to the regulation, four-wheel automobiles should not carry hundreds over 9.5 tonnes, six-wheel automobiles should not carry loads over 15 tonnes, ten-wheel autos should not carry loads over 25 tonnes, and 12-wheel autos should not carry loads over 30 tonnes.
Drivers or logistics corporations that fail to observe the legislation will face up to six months in prison, a nice of up to 10,000 baht, or each. Moreover, their vehicles can also be confiscated.
The Spokesperson of the RTP, Archayon Klaithong, knowledgeable the media yesterday that the Commissioner of the RTP, Damrongsak Kittiprapat, acknowledged the difficulty and had already ordered related authorities to research the case.
The President of the Northeast Trucking Association, Wichai Sawangkajohn, shared his perspective on the corruption issue with the media. Wichai revealed that the usage of unlawful easy cross stickers and bribery inside the logistics trade is an ongoing downside in Thailand.
Wichai explained that the majority of vehicles using these stickers carry hundreds that exceed the legal weight limits. As competitors in freight transport grows, clients are drawn to lower costs. This makes it troublesome for those complying with the authorized weight restrict to compete. Consequently, extra people are turning to illegal strategies to scale back costs and improve incomes.
The time period “Easy Pass” sometimes refers back to the card and gadget issued by the Expressway Authority of Thailand for the digital toll assortment system used on expressways within the nation..

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