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BANGKOK 20 April 2019 02:08
Jonathan Fairfield

Plan to ban alcohol on Thai New Year

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1 hour ago, thaiguzzi said:

Aint gonna happen round here.

The kids in the villages are already throwing water several days before, and the adults are looking fwd to the first day they can get completely trashed.

The naysayers and goody good govt office personnel with nice cars and nice bank accounts forget that country people, factory workers, people with mundane jobs away from home, all look fwd to the 13th as the start of several days of letting off steam.

And getting drunk is one of the ways.

The only issue is drink driving, sort that out and let the majority of the population have their fun.

Ferchrissakes.

People are not teapots.  They do not need to "let off steam."

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1 hour ago, AhFarangJa said:

Because most of them are drunk too...........

Maybe they do it in shifts?

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21 minutes ago, sahibji said:

i am sorry but what is wrong with Singapore state.

Nothing is "wrong" with Singapore, but they ain't got no sanook!  What would this world come to without nanook, sanook, sanook, mak-mak????

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If drunken accidents are worse than usual on a particular day, they could try banning vehicles on the road that day, or better still close all roads and force the population to stay indoors. Or, ban all alcohol in the Kingdom permanently! That would minimize accidents.

 

Or, another way, they could try to enforce the road rules and actually invoke harsh penalties against transgressors.

I wouldn't really like to see Thailand become like Australia with booze buses lurking around every corner, instant jail, high fines and long loss of license, but the measures scared the hell out of most drunk drivers (I should know) and resulted in a dramatic decrease in fatalities. 

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The ban is useless, why do they show glasses beer when all I see is Lao Khao drunk and I bet pills are popping too.

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What a great plan ! 😉 
+ No ice cubes sold on 13th.
+ Switch off electricity, so no fridge is working.
Might stop 10% from drinking their stock, bought on 11 and 12 ...

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Records show between 50 and 60 per cent of adults get behind the wheel even after drinking. The percentage is even higher among those aged younger than 20 years,

What records are these then?

Another proposal from the Ministry of Silly Ideas.  As usual, a proposal, that won't get off the ground.

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You think Thai people care about the law? Give me a break!! Thai people don't care about drinking and driving because they are not afraid of dying.  Why you think they drive so carelessly???  

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I was planning on buying whatever type of beer and or alcohol a day or two before Songkran anyway.  I specifically want a couple of cases of Beer Lao so I’ll probably order it on Thursday anyway because they deliver it to me.  As far as Thai beer and whiskey the little shops will still sell all that anyway alcohol ban or not but I’m still going to warn the family and everyone going with us to make sure that we buy it a day or two early before the festival, which they will probably already be aware of anyway.  

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6 minutes ago, tonysilly said:

You think Thai people care about the law? Give me a break!! Thai people don't care about drinking and driving because they are not afraid of dying.  Why you think they drive so carelessly???  

Gray cell ploblem....?...😋

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Tourist are going to love that just another nail in the coffin

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16 hours ago, Moti24 said:

Banning alcohol and banning the sale of alcohol are 2 different things.  If the ACC thinks it's going to make a difference, then somebody in ACC has seriously lost the plot.

 

Making a law and enforcing it are two different things, and never the twain shall meet. They haven't lost the plot. They don't expect it to make any difference at all, but it's the image that counts, as always. They can say they did their best (while doing nothing at all except talk), so their conscience is clear. That's always the way it works in Thailand, about anything.

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In the bigger cities they may be able to ban sales but in the villages 

they’ll be selling ..... 

 

I’m hoping to avoid songkran the in-laws if it’s 6 day holiday they 

turn it into a 8 day drunk fest all day everyday. Just hate to deal 

with it someone over indulges and arguing / fighting starts out. 

 

After Songkran I’ve gone to the shop that sells ( villages bigger shop) beer ,whisky, soda etc. and told here’s your bill. What? I always pay at time of purchase. The owner says papa bought beer etc.....

 

I’ve nothing against drinking / having fun in fact if I’m in the mood i

can hang with the best of them. But I know when to stop....

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