Thai police started using the point deductions on drivers violating traffic rules on January 9. Dozens of ways of ending up with your licence suspended for 90 days or worse. They include using your mobile phone when driving, failure to wear a helmet, not stopping at pedestrian crossings or jumping red lights, parking bans, ignoring traffic signs etc etc. Some police now carry a small computer and can stick a fine notice on your vehicle in the twinkling of an eye. If driving is ever a pleasure, contemporary Pattaya must be an exception.