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Caught on phone on phone, van driver fined, suspended

Feb 13. 2019
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By The Nation

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The driver of a passenger van caught on Facebook using his phone while the vehicle was in motion has been fined and lost his licence for a month.

The Land Transport Department on Wednesday charged Bangkok-Rayong van driver Wiroj Sarathit Bt2,000 for his negligence and took away his driving privileges temporarily.

He was also ordered to attend a three-hour training session on how public transportation drivers ought to behave.

One of his passengers on Tuesday posted a video showing Wiroj steering with his right hand while evidently reading the display of his phone in his left hand held against the wheel.

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