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BANGKOK 18 July 2019 07:28
Jonathan Fairfield

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

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Jail a little harsh seems like a joke. But fine them also for not wearing a helmet perhaps double because in their home country they would dear do so because of the harsh fines there. And don’t forget to fine all the locals who ignore traffic rules like: not wearing a helmet , not  having a driving license,  approaching  driving on the wrong side of the road and endangering correct driving motorists , ignoring traffic lights  etc. After all Fair is Fair.

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4 hours ago, wendyfromoz said:

what about the people who rent the bikes to unlicenced persons.  Why dont unlicenced thais get prison.

They are not walking ATM's....

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6 minutes ago, gvpkt said:

Jail a little harsh seems like a joke.

It'll work as a deterrent.

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4 hours ago, sammieuk1 said:

Unless your rich and or connected the entire population faces jail for some misdemeanor or other🤔

And the connected people are probably the biggest crooks of the lot.

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100k plus jail or flicking a ciggie. 1k for no licence to kill 

sounds fair

 

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2 minutes ago, geoffbezoz said:

Well if you think the few tourists who are stupid enough to come with no DL

They are not few.

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4 hours ago, visarunner said:

beyond believe. Amazing Thailand. 

 

hope it gets out on world media . it will put a big hole in TAT tourist numbers.

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hope it gets out on world media . it will put a big hole in TAT tourist numbers.
I'm not so sure that most tourists come with the specific intention of breaking the law as part of their holiday agenda, it's just that when they are here the greed of the local business makes it an option......

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"...noisy bikes touring around the resort annoying other road users, other tourists and residents."

Clearly this is a protected profession, Thais only

I see this as a ploy to up the amount that can be squeezed from tourists: "You don't want to pay? Off to jail with you" Who fills out the TM 30? 

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1 hour ago, Vacuum said:

I have to disagree with you. The "dumbsh$ts" are the tourists who for some reason think that they can ride bikes without a DL when they come to Thailand. They wouldn't do this 'at home', fine them heavily I say.

wrong there are many without licences at "home" as they have lost their 12 points on their licence and still drive. I know many in most states in OZ who just take the risk.

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