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‘Disgruntled motorist’ smashes speed-detection camera in Songkhla

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Highway Police are hunting for an unknown person who smashed a booth that contained an automatic speed-detection camera between the 14th and 15th kilometre markers on Highway No 43 in Songkhla’s Na Mom district on Tuesday night.

Highway Police 7 commander Pol Colonel Pakhin Na Ranong said on Thursday that police suspected a disgruntled local motorist who was fined for exceeding the legal speed limit of 120 kilometres per hour was responsible. The culprit could face a charge of destroying state property, he added.
Songkhla Highway Police issue up to 2,000 traffic tickets per day for motorists caught speeding thanks the two speeding cameras. 
The damaged booth is located at an area notorious for speeding-related accidents on the highway’s Hat Yai-Na Mom section. Another area along the same highway at the Hat Yai-Rattaphum section is also monitored. Pending repairs, police will bring a portable speed-detection device to use in the area.

Published : April 06, 2017

By : Somchai Samart The Nation