Did you see the RAC report on how much money the camera at the southern end of the M11 makes, yet has allegedy doubled collisions from people jamming on their brakes to try and avoid having their picture taken? It's all about the money in the UK, it's all about the money in Thailand.
I almost put this in the 'How Thailand has Changed' topic but I think it's worth it's own thread. I got a speeding fine in the post today, over the 90 kph limit in Pha Yao a week or two ago. The fine is ฿400, paid at the post office. They don't care who was driving and you don't get any penalty points. The car I was using is in my sister in law's name, the owner is reposnsible for paying the fine and if you're late you have problems taxing your car when the time comes. It's worth noting also that there are red light cameras all over Chiang Rai now (and much of Thailand I think) and they do work (although I never go through red lights). My sister in law also got fined (caught on camera) a few months ago. It's too early to say EU style regulation comes to Thailand, but it certainly raised an eyebrow.