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BANGKOK 20 February 2019 08:21
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Drunk cycling will soon be considered legal offence with 500 baht fine

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4 minutes ago, essox essox said:

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

It is an offense in the UK but its very much arbitrary. There is no limit like a vehicle so I suppose its really how pissed you actually are. 

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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? 

Yes. In Norway you can get a fine and suspension of your drivers licence.

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16 minutes ago, Snow Leopard said:

It is an offense in the UK but its very much arbitrary. There is no limit like a vehicle so I suppose its really how pissed you actually are. 

How do you steer a buffalo?

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59 minutes ago, Snow Leopard said:

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

California. .08

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Drunk in charge of a computer and posting tosh? How much is that one........?

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2 hours ago, Artisi said:

Who is he? 

if I mention "Him" by a name, some people may get offended because they think their "Him" is the only one that this "He" could refer to.  
😕 

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First, they need to get rid of all these guys who seem to stick their head out of their A-- to feel important as if they know what they are doing and solving.  This is a new one on me a Committee? 

With the million already ideas and laws put into effect maybe now you can figure out a way of enforcing it!  You can't even enforce the ones on vehicles now you actually think at one of your 1 percent checkpoint you are going to drop everything and stop a person on a bike to see if they have been drinking.

The ticket will most likely be issued when you are calling the ambulance? 

Whenever I need a good laugh I wait for one of these guys to open their mouth like a box of chocolate you never know what you are going to get?  Do they teach this in the academy?

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On 1/18/2019 at 8:10 AM, ThreeEyedRaven said:

Well, I think I know how I will be getting home from the pub in future then. :smile:

The way it was done before the bicycle was invented and imported into Thailand without the user manual  - creep....:coffee1:

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Too stupid to be true! But, hey, TiT... So, presently, still, a bicycle driver (also electric ones?) can drive his vehicle(!) while being as drunk as a skunk! You can't make such things up, and when you tell that kind of stuff to people in developped countries, they think you made it up, so unbelievable it is to them!

Siam must have been much safer till the first wheel was brought in from abroad (sorry to insist about this last, but as most people here have been made to believe everything(!) has been locally invented...)!

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So they're coming down heavy on the two or three cyclists in Thailand who drink and cycle, but motorists in their thousands can drink and drive to their heart's content... No problem. Strange???? 

Is it 1st April already? 

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I don't think ANY laws apply to bicyclists; however, I do remember some moron riding UP doi suthep on the wrong side of the road and getting into trouble.  

 

I'm pretty sure in Thailand a bicyclist can go through red lights, do whatever, mainly because most people know a pedal bike won't win in a collusion.  

 

You can't put a license plate on a bicycle, because a normal plate would be too big.  Nobody could see a small plate.  

 

won't matter, soon face ID will get everyone, everywhere....   

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9 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? 

I don't know about drunk driving, but it an offense worthy of a fine

 to ride a bicycle over the speed limit on Fort Sam Houston Army base in San Antonio, TX.  

 

I was given a ticket for riding 35 mph in a 25 mph zone (I was speeding down a hill).  

When I protested. "but I am on a bicycle" the Military Police officer responded telling me that, when operating a vehicle, the driver must obey the speed limit and bicycles are considered to be vehicles in their regulations. 

I think it was a $12.00 fine. 

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10 hours ago, billsmart said:

Are you saying that driving a motorbike while drunk is not illegal now? 😲

   Yep ,   but it is more cost effective, only 500 bht , TAT .

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Lol, I was (hammered the other week,) with next door police major - ladies were having their ladies night, and thus we were ushered off to the local watering hole - at some point of the evening I had confiscated (and subsequently lost) dear major's motocy keys, and missus held my own; well as the evening came to a close, the only available transportation was the shop owner's bicycle and I still wonder how we managed with so little bruising back home - we must've dropped to the ditch at least 15 times 😄 I bet he wouldn't've written me a ticket as I managed to get him home back to missus, even slightly after the "curfew"(, and the missing motocy keys were later recovered from the owner of aforementioned watering hole x)

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