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Points system on driving licenses will reduce accidents in Thailand


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Actually having police patrol the roads while having the authority to stop violators is the only way they will curb the death and mayhem. 

 

There are not many days that I drive into town where there is not someone who is endangering everyone by their stupidity or ego..

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

Points system on driving licenses will reduce accidents in Thailand

This is one of the most stupid jokes I have ever read, education and real traffic checks cannot be replaced by points on the license, many here in Thailand have no license ... where do you apply the points ???

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4 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!

Only applicable if caught! One can quadruple (or more) these offences in real life

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4 hours ago, Assurancetourix said:

 

I would like to see policemen and radars and breath control on secondary roads ( red and concrete roads which are so many in Thailand )..

I would like to see policemen controlling licenses and helmets between 7 am and 8 am when children come to school ...and verifiing if passengers and driver  have security belts in minibuses ...

That requires effort 

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4 minutes ago, 30la said:

This is one of the most stupid jokes I have ever read, education and real traffic checks cannot be replaced by points on the license, many here in Thailand have no license ... where do you apply the points ???

I wonder what % of drivers even have valid licences.  I predict 60% or less. 😀

 

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4 hours 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.

Correct!  However, as the licences are cancelled, that might reduce the number of accidents.  

Speed and traffic light cameras in Australia are linked to the vehicle data, address of owner and licence number.  If these are out of date or non-existent, then police are alerted. 

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Most civilised countries have developed road safety systems that work in reducing fatalities......Thailand with 10s of thousands of cops simply do not understand.

And the response form every government on the day doesn't give a flying #### about any of it!

 

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(There are two kinds of offences. The first kind are minor ones that would merit fines but no points. However, if fines are not paid within a stipulated period then both a fine and points will be levied.

 

In the second group are more serious offences such as speeding, going the wrong way on the highway, passing through red lights, DUI, using phones while driving and not wearing helmets on motorcycles. 

 

Drunk driving: 3 points

Red lights: 2 points

Helmets and speeding: 1 point each

 

Repeat offenders face a three year ban and having to retake their driving test.

 

Police will post fines to people and then they have 15 days to pay up.

If they don't then the Department of Land Transport will be contacted so that fines can be paid at the DLT when tax renewal time comes. 

 

If offenders don't have enough money to pay they can still renew their tax but will get a 30 day final notice on the fine after which no tax disc can be issued.)

 

It begs believe really. 

Its baby stuff.

Lets be honest about it!!!

 

More than 6 million unpaid fines reported in the first half of the year. 

Taking a license test will be a novel experience for some.

One recent road blitz revealed 40% of drivers were unlicensed. 

28% DUI. Be it hooch or drugs. 

Hardly anyone lives at the recorded address so what's the point of mailing the infringements out?

 

There's many models around the world that can be considered. 

Drunk driving = take the license and take the vehicle. 

 

But please don't make it 500 baht and 3 wais.

 

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

In the second group are more serious offences such as speeding, going the wrong way on the highway, passing through red lights, DUI, using phones while driving and not wearing helmets on motorcycles.

How are they planning to enforce that? I never see any patrols on the roads. 

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I see nothing about following up on those who drive/ride unlicensed

Surely for drunk driving immediate suspension of licence for 24 hours, mandatory 3 months ban from driving.

Ability to impound vehicle for repeat unlicensed/ drunk driving

Enforcement of the laws on speed would also be a nice idea

 

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