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BANGKOK 20 February 2019 08:39
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Drunk cycling will soon be considered legal offence with 500 baht fine

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4 minutes ago, seahorse said:

Has there been an epidemic of drunk cyclists recently? 

No but theres a whole taskforce active thinking about ways to extract more bribes from citizens and tourists.

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On 1/18/2019 at 3:27 PM, DrTuner said:

The only way you'd get me to ride a bicycle in Thailand would be if I'm drunk out of my head. Bloody death wish on these roads.

Drive a car, ride a motorcycle or pedal a bicycle won't matter if the drunk driver comes barrelling down the side street will still kill in a split second.

No matter what your vehicle of choice, no matter how aware or how good you are, you can still die just as quick. Happens daily to innocents everywhere. 

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I used to regularly get stored for riding drunk in the UK, never got charged though, just told to walk with it. Once they told me to leave it on a busy road with no lock or they would arrest me. I told them to throw on the cuffs, and spent a night in jail. The main thin was that my sister's new bike was safe in the station. Had trouble explaining to her where it was for a few days!

Not sure if it is an offence these days.

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3 hours 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 it is where I come from.
in Europe some people recently got fined 600 Euro.
The rules are the same as for a car, so depending on what happened and how the judge assesses the case, one can lose driving license or go to jail for bicycling under the influence.
Walking on the sidewalk is allowed, unless one becomes a nuisance, and in that case one can be reprimanded, fined, or taken to the station to sober up.

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On 1/18/2019 at 4:09 PM, Artisi said:

Just more fines to go unpaid.....

The post said a fine of 500 baht... nothing about a ticket.

This is cash in hand...

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22 minutes ago, DJ54 said:

I guess there should be some limits of drunk while riding a bicycle 

incase they’re putting others in danger. 

 

I was probably 22 went to a bar with a friend of mine I’m my dads

car. I got ready to go home which was maybe 3 my miles away. 

 

Decided better walk if I crash Dad’s car he’ll will be paid. Walking

or shall I say stumbling home. Police stop I told them the story

they told me to use the phone in phone booth across the parking 

lot and call a taxi. Then they left. 

 

I tried calling a Taxi and they kept hanging up on me (really drunk probably couldn’t understand me) ok back to walking.

 

Same police stop me and I told them I tried but the hung up. I was two city blocks from my Dad’s house. Police said ok a night in jail

for you. I didn’t get charged locked up so it would wear off could

leave in the early morning. 

 

 

Was allowed to call call my dad and told him where I was and time 

I’d be released. Lucky he had two cars. Morning comes I’m released

Dad is there to pick me up, He’s dressed for work I said can you drop me off the house I’m not feeling good and will take day off.

 

Nope your going to work and that’s where he took me

 

thought I was doing the right thing by walking.... and when you 

think about it I did...

 

 


as the saying goes: He punishes in mysterious ways. 😉 🙂

 

 

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They should be getting rid of laws because they cannot seem to enforce any of them-except in selective cases 

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1 hour ago, hotchilli said:

The post said a fine of 500 baht... nothing about a ticket.

This is cash in hand...

Of course any Thai riding a bicycle as he /she can't afford a motor cycle will always have a couple of spare Bht 500 notes in their pocket, now won't they? 

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1 hour ago, KKr said:


as the saying goes: He punishes in mysterious ways. 😉 🙂

 

Who is he? 

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4 hours ago, holy cow cm said:

USA 

Say no more. Is there a limit on how much alcohol?

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3 hours ago, jaiyen said:

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 ! 

It's not an offense to be drunk in the UK.

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5 hours 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? 

dont think it is in Uk but is illegal to ride a horse....so the solution here could be to ride a gee gee !!

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2 hours ago, seahorse said:

Has there been an epidemic of drunk cyclists recently? 

No, but from what I understand this in anticipation of the forthcoming 'brexit bedlam syndrome'. Apparently the fear is mass intoxication will explode among the British expat community when the European divorce is finalized, due the pound being driven lower than the Australian dollar against the baht. The concern is car/trucks will be abandoned and the drunk Englishmen will take to Thai highways on bicycles. Brexit Bedlam Syndrome has been recognized in the The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5).

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