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Head of anti drink drive foundation takes aim at lazy police over helmet usage

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Head of anti drink drive foundation takes aim at lazy police over helmet usage

 

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The head of Thailand's Don't Drink Drive Foundation has pulled no punches in blaming the Thai police for not enforcing the law when it comes to helmet use on motorcycles. 

 

The issue results in thousands of unnecessary deaths each year, noted foundation secretary Dr Thaejing Siriphanich. 

 

He slammed the police for simply not bothering to enforce the helmet laws and he blamed the government for allowing them to get away with it. 

 

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He said that the government should come down hard with penalties on police stations that allow motorcycle riders to ride without helmets in their jurisdictions. 

 

"The police need to enforce a 100% helmet wearing policy," he said. "That is the only way to start reducing the death toll in bike accidents". 

 

Dr Thaejing was asked for his comments ahead of the New Year period when focus always shifts to the high death toll on Thailand's roads, accepted as some of the most dangerous in the world. 

 

Source: Daily News

 
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And also fine all vehicles when not using indicator lights or headlights..

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The lazy law enforcement credo ''why do anything if no one notices''...showboating and grandstanding ,supercedes to serve and protect...

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Yes helmets are important - but first of all the law needs to define what a proper helmet is - the weird things on people‘s heads we see out there are obviously not.

Helmets are not the main problem either - the only way to reduce the traffic deaths in this country is to teach all these idiots out there traffic rules, how to drive safely and force them to attend a proper driving school before they are able to get a driving license!




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there was a farang riding a big bike down my soi this morning with his local gf perched on the back neither wearing helmets, the pair  thought they were the bees knees, everyone else thought they were idiots.

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3 hours ago, Youlike said:

And also fine all vehicles when not using indicator lights or headlights..

also fine the double lane parking.....and since they out there giving fines, do fine ones parked on the zebra/pedestrian crossings as well

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25 minutes ago, Mavideol said:

also fine the double lane parking.....and since they out there giving fines, do fine ones parked on the zebra/pedestrian crossings as well

Wait... there are pedestrian crossings here?

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Try teaching them road rules first, like staying in marked lanes, especially ones that are separated by a SOLID line, using blinkers but not to push cars out of the lane next to them but to ask for permission to move into that lane. Helmets are a small issue, try stopping them from driving the wrong way down a road, teach them they shouldn't drive perpendicular across multiple traffic lanes, etc. While we're on the subject of bad driving, the hard shoulder (emergency lane) is not a highspeed passing lanes, neither are the on-ramps/off-ramps to the highway, grow a brain! Some of the things I see here would land you in jail for driving to endanger in other countries, its just nuts,

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Something something something traffic laws something something no one really gives a @#!%!

 

Thank you Khun Whateveryourname, for sticking your face into a camera, saying something without value that no one will take serious and now we go on with killing people on the roads!

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4 hours ago, Youlike said:

And also fine all vehicles when not using indicator lights or headlights..

and undertaking WHICH IS ILLEGAL in Thailand !!

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10 minutes ago, essox essox said:

and undertaking WHICH IS ILLEGAL in Thailand !!

By the lack of enforcement, and the daily display, I would say undertaking in the emergency lane (Hard shoulder) is perfectly acceptable to the Thai police.

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Head of anti drink drive foundation takes aim at lazy police over helmet usage

I thought from the headline, that this was going to be about POLICE bikers not wearing their helmets. Plenty of those seen around.

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Moving targets are a challenge to stationary plod hence the road blocks🤔

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Who cares about others wearing helmets? Honestly? If people care about helmets and their life then they'll wear one, if they don't then they won't bother. If it's a parent who rides with their child on a bike and they don't provide a helmet for their dependent then they should be severely fined. 

 

Not wearing a helmet and crashing just allows people easier passage into the next life. 

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1 hour ago, sharktooth said:

Wait... there are pedestrian crossings here?

I have never seen a zebra crossing only buffalo's 

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