The chief of the Highways Department was a little concerned that one of his officers issued a speeding ticket for a car traveling slightly under the speed of sound !
Apparently the white Chevrolet pictured with the fine sent out on the 19th of March was doing 1,123 kilometers an hour – approaching Mach 1!
A picture of the ticket was shared onto a Facebook fan page called “Sanap Sanun Patiroop Tamruat” (promoting police reform).
Red faced highways chief Somchai Kaosamran then went on the Line application to demand that whoever had filled the form in wrongly be punished.
This exchange also found its way into the public mainstream.
It was found that the ticket should have read a more reasonable 123 kmp/h for the offence committed on Route 1.
Somchai assured the public that the speeding limit was 90 kilometers per hour but that some leeway is usually given.
Only in Thailand !