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


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16 minutes ago, Farangwithaplan said:

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.

 

My very simplistic view is that this point system is going to be turned in to a money making system for the RTP with absolutely no reduction of traffic accidents. 

 

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26 minutes ago, Geoffggi said:

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.

 

There has already been change in this area. Shame from peers is one of the greatest deterrents in regard to these matters. In the last 5 years or so there has been big social change to drinking alcohol and driving vehicles. 5 years ago there was very little stigma about drinking when drunk. But that started to change and I now regularly hear people telling friends in a variety of situations that they shouldn't drive when drinking. That is a major step forward.

 

By bringing in a points system, that is starting to introduce a tangible penalty to actions that are now starting to become unacceptable behaviour in mainstream culture.

 

 

 

24 minutes ago, NightSky said:

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. 

 

Lifelong accepted attitudes and actions need to be changed if this is to happen. I'm interested to hear your thoughts on how this change be approached and then implemented. How long do you think it will take for this change to become ingrained in society?

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4 minutes ago, RotBenz8888 said:

My very simplistic view is that this point system is going to be turned in to a money making system for the RTP with absolutely no reduction of traffic accidents. 

 

So what do you suggest the powers that be do instead of what they have proposed?

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17 hours ago, graemeaylward said:

Disgusting! In UK even just over the alcohol limit leads to a court appearance with an automatic 12 month disqualification and a hefty fine (unlimited) or up to 6 months imprisonment! After such a conviction, your insurance premium will increase considerably. Causing death by careless driving when under the influence of alcohol or drugs could lead to up to 14 years imprisonment! 2 points on your licence is NOT a deterrent, but a licence to kill the next unsuspecting, blameless person on the road.


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19 minutes ago, RotBenz8888 said:

My very simplistic view is that this point system is going to be turned in to a money making system for the RTP with absolutely no reduction of traffic accidents. 

 

Absolutely correct

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The Thais just keepshooting themselves in the foot with all the new traffic laws. Do you believe for one second the BiB will stop taking licenses? I think not! Law goes into effect in just over 3 weeks. In three months, it will be back to business as usual.

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38 minutes ago, RotBenz8888 said:

My very simplistic view is that this point system is going to be turned in to a money making system for the RTP with absolutely no reduction of traffic accidents. 

 

Exactly right. You can have all the legislation in the world but its weakest link is the BIB.

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it come down to who has the license anyway.maybe the big cities will catch them.but outside the cities who uses a helmet or license.speed and drink driving included.a license is something thais think about in they sleep or if they need one

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