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BANGKOK 27 May 2019 16:16
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Songkran crackdown nets police 240 PVC water guns and 22 loud MCs

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6 hours ago, SammyT said:

Saw a young tourist get punched in the mouth in 2016 for deliberately squirting a high powered water pistol in the eyes of a 70 year old Thai lady and her fairly burly son as they were riding past on a motorbike with all their groceries on board. I had literally only told him a couple of minutes earlier that shooting in people's faces as they were driving was a terrible idea. 

 

It was like watching karma in action, right in front of me. 

That said, I would say equally as dangerous is the practice of Thais throwing buckets of water at people on motos on the roads that have a 90ish kmh speed limit. Not gonna make them go blind, but it sure as hell could make them fall off.

Don't you ever wonder why when statistics are given out for road casualties at Songcran they never report any casualties caused by throwing water or shooting water from high powered water guns at passing traffic?

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So the Police are out in force crime-fighting i.e. confiscating "water-pistols" at a water festival :cheesy:

Yet another gem.

Cannot make this stuff up. 

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19 hours ago, possum1931 said:

Don't you ever wonder why when statistics are given out for road casualties at Songcran they never report any casualties caused by throwing water or shooting water from high powered water guns at passing traffic?

They do.

The casualties are either drunk or speeders, therefore come under those stats. 

You can hardly have a stat for having water squirted at your vehicle. 

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1 hour ago, Pattaya28 said:

They do.

The casualties are either drunk or speeders, therefore come under those stats. 

You can hardly have a stat for having water squirted at your vehicle. 

"The casualties are either drunk or speeders," Really! So if someone is not drunk, and is not speeding and some moron knocks him/her of their bike and injures or kills them, that does not count?? :crazy:

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3 hours ago, possum1931 said:

So if someone is not drunk, and is not speeding

Chances of the above are slim. Very slim.

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1 minute ago, Pattaya28 said:

Chances of the above are slim. Very slim.

I must be a very unusual person then as I fit both of the above.

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12 hours ago, possum1931 said:

I must be a very unusual person then as I fit both of the above.

You also do not fit the category of being a casualty I am guessing, so still don't count!

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On 4/19/2019 at 10:34 AM, madmitch said:

I thin I'd be embarrassed to pose for a photoshoot for something like this. But don't think a Thai cop ever turns down the chance to be in the press. Always amuses me when cops involved in undercover operations also join in the photoshoot.

its so that when they go undercover people will recognise them!!!!!!!

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On 4/19/2019 at 5:33 PM, possum1931 said:

Don't you ever wonder why when statistics are given out for road casualties at Songcran they never report any casualties caused by throwing water or shooting water from high powered water guns at passing traffic?

possibly because IT IS ONLY WATER !!! .....I see where your coming from.....all water guns should be banned......

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15 hours ago, possum1931 said:

I must be a very unusual person then as I fit both of the above.

you mean YOUR SLIM ????!!!! or your name is SLIM..???

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On 4/19/2019 at 10:33 AM, smedly said:

Although I am all for removing these now numerous scooters that have no effective exhaust and are extremely loud and annoying - how are they testing them for noise compliance, I know of people who have been wrongly fined, when asked how did they measure the sound level ?, answer - they didn't 

Not rocket science. Punk flies past no helmet no licence, no tail lights and a SCREAMING exhaust.

Why are you hangin with those punks anyway?

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and what about ALL the very very very LOUD MUSIC??

On beach road Jomtien it started at about 8 in the morning and finally finished at 10,15 night time.

All day everyone had to suffer the crap coming out of speakers, there are signs stating "NO BLARING FINE 2000 baht" dont think anyone was FINED !!

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