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The cabinet yesterday approved amendments to the Land Traffic Act:

"Motorcyclists without helmets will be fined 500 baht. The fine will be doubled if their passengers also have no helmet, Mr Yongyuth said."

To many deaths because of no helmets. Next step would be to make the helmets safe, just about anything can pass as a helmet today :o

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The cabinet yesterday approved amendments to the Land Traffic Act:

"Motorcyclists without helmets will be fined 500 baht. The fine will be doubled if their passengers also have no helmet, Mr Yongyuth said."

To many deaths because of no helmets. Next step would be to make the helmets safe, just about anything can pass as a helmet today :o

how long is the time period the govenrment propsed to administer these 500 baths? is it one in the morining and one in the evening for 250 days, or are they to administered one after the other. i know my fingers and toes get wrinkled after about 20 minutes so 500 consecutive baths could prove to be a bit of a drastic solution to the problem. Also are they hot or cold baths?

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Another misleading Tv pun/title.

Article in it's entirety from Bangkok Post 17 Jan 07

ROAD SAFETY / LAND TRAFFIC ACT AMENDMENTS

Penalties stiffen for drunk drivers

The cabinet yesterday approved harsher punishment for motorists convicted of drunk driving, including losing their licence. Amendments to the Land Traffic Act, which since 1979 has dealt with drink-driving offences, were approved to impose fines up to 200,000 baht and jail terms up to 10 years for violators who had caused road accidents.

The existing law had proven ''inappropriate and inconsistent'' to properly deal with the current situation, said government spokesman Yongyuth Maiyalarp.

The amended law will give officials more power to deal with the rising number of drunk drivers by empowering courts to more easily suspend or cancel drivers' licences, he said.

''If motorists kill someone, they will be sent to jail for three to 10 years, be fined between 60,000 and 200,000 baht, and their driving licences will be cancelled,'' Mr Yongyuth said.

If a drunk driver seriously injures someone, their licence will be suspended for at least one year, Mr Yongyuth said.

The law also imposes heavier penalties on motorcyclists who do not wear helmets.

Motorcyclists without helmets will be fined 500 baht. The fine will be doubled if their passengers also have no helmet, Mr Yongyuth said.

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The cabinet yesterday approved amendments to the Land Traffic Act:

"Motorcyclists without helmets will be fined 500 baht. The fine will be doubled if their passengers also have no helmet, Mr Yongyuth said."

Guess that part must be the amendment, 500 baht has been the fine in Chiangmai for several years now.

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Well, it is not before time! Anything that goes some way to reducing the horrific carnage on Thailand's roads must be a good thing; if not for the deceased person, then certainly for their surviving family and friends!

Let us just hope that the fines imposed are paid promptly, and the monies are put to good use in improved road safety or some other public service.

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I read somwhere that 90% of all traffic related fatalities in Thailand were motorbike riders, 60% of these were kids under 15 driving without helmet or license. Thats about 20,000 kids dying each year!!!!!

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Another misleading Tv pun/title.

Article in it's entirety from Bangkok Post 17 Jan 07

ROAD SAFETY / LAND TRAFFIC ACT AMENDMENTS

Penalties stiffen for drunk drivers

The cabinet yesterday approved harsher punishment for motorists convicted of drunk driving, including losing their licence. Amendments to the Land Traffic Act, which since 1979 has dealt with drink-driving offences, were approved to impose fines up to 200,000 baht and jail terms up to 10 years for violators who had caused road accidents.

The existing law had proven ''inappropriate and inconsistent'' to properly deal with the current situation, said government spokesman Yongyuth Maiyalarp.

The amended law will give officials more power to deal with the rising number of drunk drivers by empowering courts to more easily suspend or cancel drivers' licences, he said.

''If motorists kill someone, they will be sent to jail for three to 10 years, be fined between 60,000 and 200,000 baht, and their driving licences will be cancelled,'' Mr Yongyuth said.

If a drunk driver seriously injures someone, their licence will be suspended for at least one year, Mr Yongyuth said.

The law also imposes heavier penalties on motorcyclists who do not wear helmets.

Motorcyclists without helmets will be fined 500 baht. The fine will be doubled if their passengers also have no helmet, Mr Yongyuth said.

There will be the older generation that will just carry on as they are, not until the younger generation see the consequences will this become fully effective, it will take time, but it is a good bit of legislation. It would be good to see the end of the carnage that happens on the roads everytime there is a national holiday or celebration.

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"Motorcyclists without helmets will be fined 500 baht. The fine will be doubled if their passengers also have no helmet, Mr Yongyuth said."

So what's the situation now with the passenger. If they're fining for both, what if the driver wears but the passenger not, as happens mostly (when the driver wears a helmet)

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Next step would be to make the helmets safe, just about anything can pass as a helmet today :D

:o:D

Encountered while travelling on the roads of Chiang Mai...

the deluxe orange plastic pail helmet with optional plastic handle chin strap:

post-9005-1169065419_thumb.jpg

*necessity is the mother of invention*

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Next step would be to make the helmets safe, just about anything can pass as a helmet today :D

:o:D

Encountered while travelling on the roads of Chiang Mai...

the deluxe orange plastic pail helmet with optional plastic handle chin strap:

post-9005-1169065419_thumb.jpg

*necessity is the mother of invention*

Actually thats better than useless helmets they normally provide Khun Farang!! :D

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