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Today I was stupid and rode my motorcycle without a helmet on and got stopped. The officer wrote me a 200baht ticket and held my license and said 7 days I can pick it up. Is this normal? 

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1 minute ago, lust said:

Today I was stupid and rode my motorcycle without a helmet on and got stopped. The officer wrote me a 200baht ticket and held my license and said 7 days I can pick it up. Is this normal? 

Now, this is a post that truly deserves a "WoW", not my post about a reply to speeding, etc. 

 

When I was riding my bikes (Ninja 650R, 1000SX, and Z-14R), I wouldn't even CROSS THE STREET without my helmet and Kevlar gloves on ... I was in a low-speed accident with a top-of-the-line full-face helmet, Kevlar vest, Kevlar riding boots and Kevlar gloves, but slipped on some poorly landscaped and poured concrete at my condo in Bkk and crashed through a rebarred 20cm+ concrete wall.  Result: 30-day ICU comatose stay, 6 major structural bones broken, renal failure, 4-months of hemodialysis, 1 year in a wheelchair, 1 year with a walker, and finally learned to walk normally after 14 surgeries and experimental surgeries/therapies.  To this day, still suffer left tibia bone pain, right leg femur problems and a shoulder with no soft tissue left.

 

Amazing you folks lecture me about HIV nonsense, but you'll ride a mototoy in Thailand without a helmet????? <deleted>?  Are you asking to die?

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I received a speeding ticket it was sent to the cars registered address I had 21 days to pay to the authority here (Bangkok ) or it would go to court .The fine was 1000 Baht In Australia many people drive without licences and there is a massive market in selling points .ie I was driving take the points from me ! Friends share details  etc The victoria police motto To protect (collect) and serve.

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If I had my way way, anyone riding without a helmet would lose their license to ride for 1-year, as it is in Massachusetts.  

 

Sorry, but if people are going to lecture me about condoms, I think I have the right to call anyone who rides a motorcycle (that means 450cc and above) or 125cc mototoy, without a helmet, an absolute moron.  You are asking to die and 200 baht is what you are worried about???

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1 minute ago, PunkRockerGuy said:

If I had my way way, anyone riding without a helmet would lose their license to ride for 1-year, as it is in Massachusetts.  

 

Sorry, but if people are going to lecture me about condoms, I think I have the right to call anyone who rides a motorcycle (that means 450cc and above) or 125cc mototoy, without a helmet, an absolute moron.  You are asking to die and 200 baht is what you are worried about???

Lol, oh man. What’s you deal? delete your account.

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5 minutes ago, PunkRockerGuy said:

If I had my way way, anyone riding without a helmet would lose their license to ride for 1-year, as it is in Massachusetts.  

 

Sorry, but if people are going to lecture me about condoms, I think I have the right to call anyone who rides a motorcycle (that means 450cc and above) or 125cc mototoy, without a helmet, an absolute moron.  You are asking to die and 200 baht is what you are worried about???

 

Bro, you need a hobby or what? If you read my initial post and thought I was worried about 200baht, you should just go to bed. I’m asking if holding a license for 7 days is normal. 

 

 

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18 minutes ago, PunkRockerGuy said:

If I had my way way, anyone riding without a helmet would lose their license to ride for 1-year, as it is in Massachusetts.  

 

Sorry, but if people are going to lecture me about condoms, I think I have the right to call anyone who rides a motorcycle (that means 450cc and above) or 125cc mototoy, without a helmet, an absolute moron.  You are asking to die and 200 baht is what you are worried about???

 

I'd prefer they focus on the violations that put innocent 3rd parties at risk.  Like me.  Not wearing a helmet is a victimless crime.  No victims, just volunteers.

 

 

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10 minutes ago, lust said:

 

Bro, you need a hobby or what? If you read my initial post and thought I was worried about 200baht, you should just go to bed. I’m asking if holding a license for 7 days is normal. 

 

 

Bro?  What are we in? College?

 

This is Thailand.  They can hold it for as long as they want.  Up to 30-days hold when riding without a helmet is allowable under Thai Road laws. 

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Just now, impulse said:

 

I'd prefer they focus on the violations that put innocent 3rd parties at risk.  Like me.  Not wearing a helmet is a victimless crime.  No victims, just volunteers.

 

 

Plenty of victims ... puts a strain on Fire and Rescue, ties up ER rooms and staff,  increases insurance rates, etc.  Stop riding w/o helmets!

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56 minutes ago, Russell17au said:

There are not many that are not guilty these days because with the technology that is used and the regular calibrations of the camera and radar, if you get a ticket either on the spot from the police or you get one through the mail it is a pretty sure bet that you have committed the offense but you have 21 days to decide if you are going to accept the fine or take it to court. To take it to court is a big risk unless you have evidence that can prove you did not commit the offense then it is best to just pay the fine because if the offense is proven in the court then you face the risk of having the penalty increased plus you would have to pay the court costs. Many people long ago tried the court but they quickly found out that you need pretty good evidence to beat the penalty. Normally the police have the photos and the calibration certificates so it is pretty hard to beat them. If you win in the court then you can claim your costs.

 

That's great in an ideal world.  But where I'm from in Texas, (and the USA in general) a lot of the traffic stops are done simply to justify snooping on suspicious looking cars and drivers, and the evidence is, let's be generous, less than overwhelming.  And the point is that even being found not-guilty is no guaranty that it's not going to put someone in the poorhouse.

 

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15 minutes ago, PunkRockerGuy said:

Plenty of victims ... puts a strain on Fire and Rescue, ties up ER rooms and staff,  increases insurance rates, etc.  Stop riding w/o helmets!

 

 

With scooters being 20-40x (2000-4000%) as dangerous as 4 wheel vehicles, and helmets only being 40% effective at preventing deaths, wouldn't it be better to just ban scooters and stop riding altogether.  But then, riding a scooter is also victimless.  Only volunteers. 

 

Edit:  Just to be clear, I'm not against scooters, or helmets, or even helmet laws.  But when I see the cops pulling over people for no helmets, too busy to pay any enforcement attention to the others riding the wrong way, riding on sidewalks, speeding, pulling illegal u-turns, and countless other violations that put me and my loved ones at risk, I think they have their priorities wrong.

 

 

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10 minutes ago, PunkRockerGuy said:

Bro?  What are we in? College?

 

This is Thailand.  They can hold it for as long as they want.  Up to 30-days hold when riding without a helmet is allowable under Thai Road laws. 

Oh, dear lol. What would be the advantage of holding a license?

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1 hour ago, PunkRockerGuy said:

Now, this is a post that truly deserves a "WoW", not my post about a reply to speeding, etc. 

 

When I was riding my bikes (Ninja 650R, 1000SX, and Z-14R), I wouldn't even CROSS THE STREET without my helmet and Kevlar gloves on ... I was in a low-speed accident with a top-of-the-line full-face helmet, Kevlar vest, Kevlar riding boots and Kevlar gloves, but slipped on some poorly landscaped and poured concrete at my condo in Bkk and crashed through a rebarred 20cm+ concrete wall.  Result: 30-day ICU comatose stay, 6 major structural bones broken, renal failure, 4-months of hemodialysis, 1 year in a wheelchair, 1 year with a walker, and finally learned to walk normally after 14 surgeries and experimental surgeries/therapies.  To this day, still suffer left tibia bone pain, right leg femur problems and a shoulder with no soft tissue left.

 

Amazing you folks lecture me about HIV nonsense, but you'll ride a mototoy in Thailand without a helmet????? <deleted>?  Are you asking to die?

Sounds like you would have been safer on a 125cc "mototoy" if you can managed that crash on "poorly poured concrete" in your condo..... 

 

You should invest in riding lessons, with or without the condoms, up to you

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