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New traffic laws explained: DUI could be 2 points or as much as 4

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17 hours ago, andre47 said:

"driving under the influence of alcohol (non-severe cases). "

 

non-severe??

what is that?

cannot walk, but can drive?

 

 

Non severe If driving a Benz 

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14 minutes ago, essox essox said:

where are you....YOUR in Thailand...or trying something connected to Thailand !!!

I am in Bangkok using my Internet connection and wi-fi to my mobile phone.

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So a little bit drunk 2 points

Very drunk 3 maybe even 4 points.

So you can get stopped at least 3 times pi33ed as a fart running red lights and then lose your licence for 90 days.

Even if you get stopped without a licence in that 90 days its 200 baht fine and your good to go.

 

 

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17 hours ago, NCC1701A said:

so best to pay right on the spot then?

It may just go in the pocket PO.

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17 hours ago, NCC1701A said:

"I thought you only stopped Farangs for not having a helmet."

"Farang all go to Vietnam. Not come back. So we start with Thais now. 400 baht."

 

 

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Many a true word spoken in jest......:thumbsup:

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18 hours ago, RotBenz8888 said:

I suppose one can be drunk driving and cause serious injuries or even death, 3-4 times before its game over? Is this a joke or what?

It is a start. Changing driving culture is a generational or multi generational thing. Are you expecting that when starting from zero real systems of this kind to perfection is simple?

 

As with implementation of any system, you need buy in from all parties. Just getting that buy in from locals is still a long way off, I'd assume.

 

Your view on this very complex matter is overly simplistic on this occasion.

 

 

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17 hours ago, RJRS1301 said:

Perhaps immediate suspension for 3 months would have been more effective?

 

Not sure which body part you should be suspended by though.

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A step in the right direction.

 

One other hand, Instead of splashing out B316bn to manipulate the economy, invest and educate the Thai public with a nuanced road safety campaign. 

 

Oh, TIT

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The roads are so chaotic and it seems that traffic is fast moving that sometimes it’s difficult to see traffic lights change or if you stop quickly because those in front have raced to beat the lights, those behind can easily rear end you. 

 

Also so what about obscured signals and signs, is any of this considered when dishing out points, I doubt it.

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18 hours ago, rooster59 said:

There are two points for going through red lights, driving the wrong way and driving under the influence of alcohol (non-severe cases). 

 

In cases where drivers are very drunk or injuries are caused three or even four points can be taken away. 

 

Losing all 12 points means a 90 day suspension. Repeat offenders who lose their next 12 points will be banned for a year. 

The above is still not any form of a deterrent, loosing two points for what is considered a major offence in most developed countries is a joke. Loosing all 12 points should be a six month as an absolute minimum and if DUI involved 12 month ban, not that any of this will matter to Thai's as they will still continue as normal as the police are so short sighted when Thai people are driving about flaunting the law.

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This is getting quite philosophical: so how many points do you get if you don't have a driving licence, and does it matter anyway?

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40 minutes ago, grahambkk said:

Has anyone tried using the new DLT APP? It asks for a QR code but my Thailand driving licence does not have one.

Yes they do ...now. You may have to wait till you renew. I renewed mine last month and my address in Thai and English appear on the back side of it, along with a QR code.

 

 

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Just Stop moped riders doing as they please, you need eyes in the back of your head to spot them under taking whilst you have your left indicator flashing. 

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