Is it okay to drive a car with red licence plates through the M-Flow lane?

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If you accidentally drive a car with red licence plates into the M-Flow lane, which is not allowed for such cars, will there be any consequences or penalties? Let's find out with Motorist.

M-Flow lanes do not allow cars with temporary (red) registration plates to enter for the following reasons:

  •  M-Flow is an automated toll collection system:
    • Instead of using barriers, M-Flow uses cameras and RFID technology to register vehicles and collect tolls
    • Vehicles with red licence plates do not have registered numbers yet, so their identities cannot be determined and tolls cannot be collected
  • Cracking down on unregistered vehicles:
    • Some people may use M-Flow lanes to avoid registering their vehicles, which is illegal

What should I do if I accidentally drive a car with temporary plates through M-Flow?

In the event that a driver unintentionally enters an M-Flow lane while driving a red-plated vehicle, they are required to promptly proceed to one of the four designated "Toll Collection Offices" to settle the toll payment. The four designated offices are as follows.

  • Thanyaburi Toll Plaza 1
  • Thanyaburi Toll Plaza 2
  • Thaphachang Toll Plaza 1
  • Thaphachang Toll Plaza 2

Opening hours:

  • Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Saturday - Sunday and Public Holidays: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM.

In case you are unable to pay the toll fee at the toll booth for your new car (red plates) that has passed through the M-Flow system, please follow these steps.

  • Take a clear photo of the front of your car showing the licence plate
  • Note down the date, time, and toll booth location where you passed through.
  • Send the photo and information to the M-Flow authority 

Motorists can enquire for details at the Department of Highways hotline 1586, press 1 (toll-free 24 hours a day).

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