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BANGKOK 17 February 2019 14:43
ThaiSauce

Chiang Mai check stops

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@amepat, that is not how the police work in T'land.  They do not watch for moving violators of any kind.  They do, when so ordered, set up the road screens to nab those folks not following the custom/law.

Police also will attend a road accident, if called.

 

Yeah, different from USA. I mean, who could you catch on your 125cc motobike? 

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I know how they work. The question was what do you want.  

 

We used to say it's hard to outrun a two-way radio. That would apply to cell phones today. 

Catching moving violators is just too much work for too little reward when you just can let the money come to you. 

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There are two farang police that I am aware of. The Aussie has been on the force a number of years and was a police officer in Oz. The police say he is like a brother who may as well have been born here, as he understands and thinks like Thais. He also speaks fluent Thai and the Northern dialect. I witnessed him conduct an eviction/ejection down the street from me of a Thai couple. Even though there were 4 or more senior Thai police, he was clearly in charge of the operation.

 

The other guy works with the traffic police.

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I am still looking for something new, something that was not in each of the previous 43 threads on this topic.

Yeh, I read old newspapers too.


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My thought process there was a get together over the holidays between different regions and comparisons were made. Some got to brag, others learned they could squeeze more blood from the turnips. I could be mistaken.

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20 hours ago, worgeordie said:

If it makes the roads safer for others,no problem

for me,if you have everything in order,insurance,

tax,license, on motor bike wear helmet,maybe

if someone crashes into you and are not insured

you'll be saying should be more check points.

regards worgeordie

But it doesn’t make the road safer. Day time stops are not looking for drunk drivers. Only some stops check insurance, most don’t. All check helmets, most will check for a license. 

 

It is a useless cash grab, nothing more. If it was improving road safety I’d also support it.

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4 hours ago, Danthai said:

Never in 20 years been ask for money! 

Sure. 👍

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17 hours ago, amexpat said:

How about stopping people running reds, jumping greens, blocking intersections, very loud bikes, drunks.....

Then they would have to actually work and the obese foreigner working with them would have to break a sweat. Not gonna happen.

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That Bogan in the too small police uniform that accentuates his beer belly and those sunglasses is nothing more than pond scum IMO. Helping any Thai copper ripping Farangs off is disgraceful and this clo..wn should be afraid to show his face in any pub or restaurant in Chiang Mai. Of course his self inflated sense of worth will not permit that.

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