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BANGKOK 20 February 2019 15:13
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Drunk cycling will soon be considered legal offence with 500 baht fine

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Gonna buy a Buffalo now with autopilot. They are just taking and copy catting rules from other nations. 

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1 hour ago, Snow Leopard said:

Unbelievable nonsense in my opinion. 

 

Just as a matter for discussion. Is it illegal to ride a bike drunk in any other countries? 

USA 

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Pol Maj-Gen Aekkarak Limsangkart, deputy commissioner of Police Education Bureau and a member of the Royal Thai Police’s committee to solve traffic problems, said that the bill would enable police to deal with cyclists who are drunk while riding.

 

Now, if only this nitwit would apply some effort to traffic safety with regard to motorbikes, cars and trucks, especially on the highways. How can this guy sleep at night, with a title like that, knowing Thailand is one of the worst countries in the world, when it comes to road fatalities, and knowing he is doing NOTHING about it? He is failing on an epic scale. Now, at least we know who to blame, besides the PM. 

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1 hour ago, Snow Leopard said:

Unbelievable nonsense in my opinion. 

 

Just as a matter for discussion. Is it illegal to ride a bike drunk in any other countries? 

Yes, in most countries. Also to walk while being drunk, and drinking on the street.  Thailand has got so far to go to catch up with the rest of the world. We all know it will never happen !  But they still think they are a superior race ! 

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Ever since my pal tried to cock-on, missed the pedal with his foot but, in falling, managed to get his chin on it, I leave my bike at home. But what about wobbly walking? . . . I may just mistime those lights in which case 'running the lights' will get a new dimension . . . Ye-hah!

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What’s wrong with these people ?! Everything I reckon 🤦🏻‍♂️ 

They should focus on Thai drivers ( for a change ! ) They’re the only ones causing all kinds of deaths on the roads whether drunk or not they shouldn’t be allowed to be on any wheels ! Sadly, we can only rant and complain about the illiteracy of Thai people ( to put it lightly ) Things will never improve until they ( the so called police ) Start to stop and search their own people and  impose them a proper driving training course ( I know it will never happen 😓 ) Also, pestering them on the telly instructing  them to be considerate towards other motorists on the roads, no drink and drive goes without saying, even this will never happen 😖

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1 hour ago, Snow Leopard said:

Unbelievable nonsense in my opinion. 

 

Just as a matter for discussion. Is it illegal to ride a bike drunk in any other countries? 

Absolutely!

....and over the limit in charge of a mobility scooter as well.

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In Canada, it is all illegal. Riding a bike, riding a horse, even riding a toboggan. Same penalty as driving a car while impaired. Of course, I am not sure if the police enforce the horse and toboggan violations. But on a more serious note, where do electric bikes and scooters fall in the hierarchy of offense? They do have full-size electric motorcycles, electric scooters in Canada limited to 70kph (I think) don't require a license in Canada. (but you still can't ride them drunk) Electric bicycles vs. electric scooters. Is there a line in Thailand?

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1 hour ago, allanos said:

Possibly urban legend, but I was once told that it is an offence to be drunk in charge of a bicycle in Britain.

 

My informant went further, though, to say that if a drunk picks up a bicycle and carries it, in law it becomes a parcel, and it is not unlawful to be drunk in charge of a parcel!

 

I am only repeating hearsay, and cannot vouch for the authenticity.

Very possible.

Similar to British Rail charging people going to the beach and taking their surfboards on the train had to pay for taking the board.

They started wrapping them in brown paper, called it a parcel, no charge.😆😆😆

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Will they take your bicycle license until you pay at the police station?

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5 minutes ago, DeeMak9 said:

Will they take your bicycle license until you pay at the police station?

Or your (house) keys?

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Has there been an epidemic of drunk cyclists recently? 

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