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3 minutes ago, holy cow cm said:

I fully agree with you colinneil….. Can't inflict them with a penalty to make stupid and irrational nonsensical behavior turn a leaf and be smart Thai drivers. But what it might do is cripple the economy a bit more if they actually do take away or suspend licenses having in concideration the people abide and don't drive the vehicle until ok. But that is not going to happen unless jail terms and large fines are handed out for offenders.

 

I would gather the only way to change things is start teaching the children in Kindergarten for how to think for driving in their future. So it will take another 16 years for that next generation to have a grip on it. And odds are probably not as it seems to be inbred.

DO YOU REMEMBER Ant from ant and DEC.....crashing into a parked car supposedly pist up.??

He GOT fined 84 thousand english pounds and a 20 month driving ban !!!

and POINTS on his licence.....

Good idea for here would you say???

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1 hour ago, colinneil said:

What a load of hog wash....Points system will not improve driving standards 1 iota.

A hell of a lot of drivers here dont even have a license, so points wont change anything.

Drive on regardless..... Thats the motto here.

On a visit upcountry, I was stopped by the police at a temporary check point and was shocked that most other people stopped did not even have a license. Not just motorbike riders, but car drivers too. Its insane. They should have their vehicles impounded until they come back with a valid license. But then the police would have to invest in rather large parking facilities for all the impounded vehicles. 

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37 minutes ago, GarryP said:

and was shocked that most other people stopped did not even have a license.

 

37 minutes ago, GarryP said:

should have their vehicles impounded until they come back with a valid license.

As long as it is not mandatory to attend a driving school (hardly found in Thailand) before applying for a driver license, this point is completely meaningless. I just passed my driving test last week (again, after more than 40 years) and the procedure, as some of you might know, is: you have to come with your own car or rent one. You obviously don´t have a license to do so. Then after failing the test, which more than half of the participants did, you have to drive home...with your vehicle...without a license. Than come back the next day or so and try again. You have to learn it yourself, unfortunately too often the hard way. Until this isn´t changed, all points and fines and licenses will not change anything

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34 minutes ago, GarryP said:

On a visit upcountry, I was stopped by the police at a temporary check point and was shocked that most other people stopped did not even have a license. Not just motorbike riders, but car drivers too. Its insane. They should have their vehicles impounded until they come back with a valid license. But then the police would have to invest in rather large parking facilities for all the impounded vehicles. 

Well everything they do here is tongue in cheek...Nothing is taken seriously....

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Millions have no driver license. They are f.... up. Lol.

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1 hour ago, NanLaew said:

Umm... I think that's what the jist of the OP is, no?

Did you even read the OP...apparently not just out trolling again...haha..but thanks for reading my rant ...have a good one

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They need to have  a license first and a pts system may work.once the pts are gone back to no license so no change.do you really think Thais will listen,i know many  who don,t bother  and say I must get one.then go home on the bike and think nothing of it until next time

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They won't get a western-like reduction in traffic accidents with those rules. Getting caught drunk 3 times with no real penalty? 

Try this: https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/roads/safety-rules/demerits-offences/drug-alcohol/drug-alcohol-offences.html

 

There would be a lot less drunks on the road...but still it needs enforcement. That is the problem. And more rigorous driver testing.

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Utter bovine excreta! It works in Australia and the fine for no licence is $750 do it 3 times and jail for a few months!

Thailand has no hope of enforcing this unless the police do their job.

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3 hours ago, PatOngo said:

 

Drunk driving: 3 points...……………………..OK, can do 4 times

Red lights: 2 points...…………………...……..Can do 6 times

Helmets and speeding: 1 point each.......Can do 12 times

 

That will teach them!

Then they will continue without a license; whats new?

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probably will just reduce the number of people having licenses (still driving of course)

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3 hours ago, Dmaxdan said:

If this is enforced then there will hardly be anyone on the roads come January.

Then the roads will definitely be safer

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