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BANGKOK 18 July 2019 07:22
Jonathan Fairfield

Crackdown! Tourists in Pattaya face jail for riding motorcycles without a licence

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On 7/10/2019 at 2:56 PM, transam said:

In the UK tourists would NOT be able to rent anything without a valid license..

Do not compare civilized countries, Great Britain, which has more than 2,000 years of history to ... what is it?
A large open-air casino :crying:

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On 7/10/2019 at 11:06 PM, Just Weird said:

Driving licence law applies to Thais also, there's no distinction.

except for those who call themselves: Do you know who I am :crying:

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11 hours ago, Redline said:

Meanwhile, 30 percent of Thai drivers don’t have licenses 

We do not care because this is not the subject of the post.

 

It's amazing; I have been living in Thailand for more than ten years; I drive from time to time on my motorbike;
I sometimes get arrested by the police and I have never paid a fine or a bribe.
How do you explain that ?

I wear my helmet attaches correctly and
I have the corresponding driving license.
This certainly explains that ...

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1 hour ago, Assurancetourix said:

We do not care because this is not the subject of the post.

 

It's amazing; I have been living in Thailand for more than ten years; I drive from time to time on my motorbike;
I sometimes get arrested by the police and I have never paid a fine or a bribe.
How do you explain that ?

I wear my helmet attaches correctly and
I have the corresponding driving license.
This certainly explains that ...

Nice you can speak for everyone 😆 I’m simply making a point.  You don’t need to respond, if you think it’s irrelevant.

 

How is it you are being arrested?  I’m have never had a problem in 10 years?  Do you go to jail?  We’re you naked 🤔

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6 hours ago, Just Weird said:

You did not have to explain anything to me!

 

"Maximum amount is not the only amount applied, but up to either officer or police station".

Yes, I know that and I also know that discretion applies to foreigners and Thais. 

 

You started this off by stating that the fine is only B500 for Thais...

"In the mean time , thai are allowed to ride and drive without a license with a 500 baht fine...Not knocking the decision just curious why same law does not apply to locals"...

You stated that fines were double for foreigners as a matter of course and that different laws apply to foreigners.  That is not the case, that was trolling.

When you get a second from your busy trolling , point out for me where I said fines were double ? Different amounts apply to foreigners yes, where did I say different laws? 

 

But please take your time, do not want to interrupt your trolling on some other topic.

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On 7/10/2019 at 10:43 AM, hottrader77 said:

Exactly , its another way of extorting money from tourists in the shape of a fine

You are wrong. For once in this instance it is not extortion. It is legitimate implementation of penalties for those that choose to break the law.

Also in my experience, certainly over on the dark side when they have the road blocks you see far more Thai's being given tickets than you do foreigners.

May I be so bold as to ask if you either now or in the past have driven in your own country without a licence?

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19 hours ago, BestB said:
On ‎7‎/‎12‎/‎2019 at 11:03 AM, Just Weird said:

"Maximum amount is not the only amount applied, but up to either officer or police station".

Yes, I know that and I also know that discretion applies to foreigners and Thais. 

 

You started this off by stating that the fine is only B500 for Thais...

"In the mean time , thai are allowed to ride and drive without a license with a 500 baht fine...Not knocking the decision just curious why same law does not apply to locals"...

You stated that fines were double for foreigners as a matter of course and that different laws apply to foreigners.  That is not the case, that was trolling.

When you get a second from your busy trolling , point out for me where I said fines were double ? Different amounts apply to foreigners yes, where did I say different laws? 

 

But please take your time, do not want to interrupt your trolling on some other topic.

"...point out for me where I said fines were double ?"

Ok, here is what you said, "In the mean time , thai are allowed to ride and drive without a license with a 500 baht fine...Not knocking the decision just curious why same law does not apply to locals".   

 

That was a comment on this thread reporting that tourists faced a fine of B1000 for the same offence.    I think you'll find that 1000 is double 500.

In that same comment you also said that the same law does not apply to locals, so, by definition, a different law must apply to locals if the same law doesn't.

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2 minutes ago, Just Weird said:

"...point out for me where I said fines were double ?"

Ok, here is what you said, "In the mean time , thai are allowed to ride and drive without a license with a 500 baht fine...Not knocking the decision just curious why same law does not apply to locals".   

 

That was a comment on this thread reporting that tourists faced a fine of B1000 for the same offence.    I think you'll find that 1000 is double 500.

In that same comment you also said that the same law does not apply to locals, so, by definition, a different law must apply to locals if the same law doesn't.

 Cute, trying to get blood from a stone , but of course this is not trolling 😂

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Just now, BestB said:

 Cute, trying to get blood from a stone , but of course this is not trolling 😂

I'm being 100% accurate, unlike you but you just can't accept that and have to resort to flaming me on every comment you make, bear that in mind.

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On 7/11/2019 at 3:51 AM, thaibeachlovers said:

It's no different to Chiang Mai where they do road blocks on the moat road and only stop tourists.

That's because they know at least 50% of them (tourists) don't have a license.

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On 7/11/2019 at 6:39 AM, crazykopite said:

One thing is for sure it’s a good way to  encourage tourists to go to a neighbouring country where they will be made more welcome

Like breaking the law, and driving bikes without a license?

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On 7/11/2019 at 6:49 AM, BestB said:

Fines applied to locals and foreigners are not the same.

So what? Just get a proper DL before driving in Thailand, how hard can it be?

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On 7/10/2019 at 10:01 AM, LazySlipper said:

How about the primary school kids who also don't have a helmet? Or the teenagers also without a helmet.

 

In another post,

 

without wanting to be racist, lots of these guys riding around raising hell... doing no small favor to anyone...

At first glance I thought you typed 'realist'.

Either way, your spot on.

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2 hours ago, Vacuum said:

So what? Just get a proper DL before driving in Thailand, how hard can it be?

You are exactly right here. If someone has a licence in their own country, it is a simple and inexpensive procedure to get an international licence which Thailand accepts. Last one I got in the UK cost about £5.00 which is currently 200bt.

Those that do not have a licence in their own country have no right to be driving here, and even less right to be complaining about being fined for breaking the law.

Those that have a licence and choose to travel and drive without an international licence are of the same level of stupidity as those that travel without a decent travel insurance policy, and should have their passports revoked.

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