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Get tough measures aim to reduce road death toll among motorcyclists by 50%

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I was of the assumption that last year there were 26,000 Road fatalities in Thailand and 84% were reported as 2 wheeler, or motorbikes. That would indicate more than double the 8900 figure.. So which figure is actually correct?? 

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6 minutes ago, 55Jay said:

To be fair, it's not "next year" yet. 

 

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What is the penalty, driving motorcycle with a 4-5 year old child, unprotected, on the streets in Thailand, at night? 100 Bath?

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These guys are funny.....but they'll never have the wit of the Goons!

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Many roads will be getting bike lanes .....”. Ideal places for parking motorbikes side on, just like the cycle lanes in Bangkok.

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10 minutes ago, chopin2 said:

What is the penalty, driving motorcycle with a 4-5 year old child, unprotected, on the streets in Thailand, at night? 100 Bath?

Yes.  Upside is, after 100 Baths, you have squeaky clean record. 

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One thing regarding motorbike laws id love to see is for expressway. Like say big bike which by most malls thats 500cc and bigger. Are allowed to use the expressway. Since ive been back and staying here in mae sai motorbike riders have been good and not crazy like in bkk. Think i am the only crazy rider here in mae sai. Though i know my limits and i am not stupid about it either. I know when to back off. I dont trust others on the rd and expect them to do something stupid to begin with. But anything they can do to make the roads more safe ill support for sure. 

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Cops should sell helmets by the pick-up loads 200B each, instead of FINES, here in Pattaya. Problem solved !!!!!

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6 hours ago, darksidedog said:

I applaud any effort to stop the carnage, but 50%, just like that? Seriously ambitious number. I dont see the good citizens around here suddenly waking up, because Lord knows, they haven't ever done so before. I don't see the cops suddenly enforcing laws everywhere either, so not quite sure how they are going to achieve it.

15 year oldas can ride a motor bike to.school but where I am right now even 11 year olds ride motor bikes to school the shops, and anywhere else, 90 % of riders do not wear helmets and the police do not bother. 4 on one bike  riden by an undrrage person , police stopped me to wave them through, naturally no helmets and not old enough for a licence.   Death will remain until the laws are enforced., licence, helmets  and lights to start with.

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Just now, cashlamb99 said:

Cops should sell helmets by the pick-up loads 200B each, instead of FINES, here in Pattaya. Problem solved !!!!!

Thats not a bad idea. Well as long as they have to buy and the purchase is not an option. 

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I think its great that many Police officers have a pro cam fitted to their helmets, because they are the ones who don't want to be caught taking bribes, Perhaps they should contact the UK police for the cams they have and all wear them active during their shifts so we can be reassured they are pro active in making sure the law is upheld....Sorry I was dreaming and now I am fully awake..still I won't delete these ramblings LOL

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2 minutes ago, Dorian232 said:

15 year oldas can ride a motor bike to.school but where I am right now even 11 year olds ride motor bikes to school the shops, and anywhere else, 90 % of riders do not wear helmets and the police do not bother. 4 on one bike  riden by an undrrage person , police stopped me to wave them through, naturally no helmets and not old enough for a licence.   Death will remain until the laws are enforced., licence, helmets  and lights to start with.

Thats the sad part of all this. Things like this are allowed to happen. They have no business being on the bike in the first place. Well one thing if off road but on rd is the real issue at hand. Like in America kids riding dirt bikes off road and have dirt bike races and events at the 50cc level. Maybe if they started things like that here some of these young kids would be off the street and on the track instead. 

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Thailand needs to enforce Thais learning the rules of the road, enforcing licences. Not just a fine if you don't present one. If you don't have one on you then yeah, sure a fine. But you must present your license at a police station within a certain date otherwise they seize your bike / car. They need to learn the rules of the road and understand that these cannot be broken. They need to wear helmets, always. And limit the number of people on a bike to two. Both with helmets. Enforce the speed limit and introduce points on your license for being caught speeding, fines also. Roads are <deleted> crazy here. 

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How is the government going to bribe the police to do their job? If they can do that then everything else will fall into place. If not, everything will continue as before.

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