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Drunks, speeders and grandads targeted in bid to reduce road accidents

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Good solution, remove this 3 categories and there will not be any cars or bikes on the roads in Thailand. 

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4 hours ago, daveAustin said:

Well that's pretty much everyone lol

I'd bet if they actually did the research, they'd find that more accidents are caused by teenaged or 20-year-old drivers than elderly ones. But, that's just my guess....

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Glad I am a Great Grandad and not a targetted senile deliquent Grandad.

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1 minute ago, billsmart said:

I'd bet if they actually did the research, they'd find that more accidents are caused by teenaged or 20-year-old drivers than elderly ones. But, that's just my guess....

agree older people have MORE experience.....and MORE SENSE !!!

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Just now, Estrada said:

Glad I am a Great Grandad and not a targetted senile deliquent Grandad.

should NOT be on the road then !!! if a great grandad

Haa haa

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When I was here first, over 33 years ago I had to go to Bangkok from Pattaya every other day, no highways only the Sukhumvit, saw a dead person every trip, normally motor bike users.

Things haven't changed much at all, still no helmets required unless you're a farang.

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

“To reduce accidents during the Songkran festival and throughout the year, the action plan includes a campaign to encourage bikers to wear helmets and lists of drivers who are accident risks in every village and subdistrict,” Suwat said.

Discarding yourself on others because you are not able to enforce the Law yourself!

 

Random order ...

 

First thing to do:
Forcing the police to patrol secondary roads and in villages.

 

Second thing to do:
Force the hundreds of thousands of owners and / or drivers of vehicles of all types who have put a film, often as black as possible and stickers on the windshield to remove them so that the police can see who is in the vehicle. ( and incidentally, it will allow the driver to see the road and other users especially at night. )
(this is prohibited in Europe and liable to a very large fine)

 

Third thing to do:
Have a digital tachograph installed in all goods transport vehicles over 3.5 tonnes and in all passenger vehicles, regardless of tonnage.
And of course ask the police to verify what the tachograph has recorded.

(We are going to have some big surprises if this finally happens in this country)

 

Fourth thing to do,

Switch all the pickups that are running on overload; there are plethora ...

When you are driving a vehicle not intended to exceed 3.5 tonnes, you must have the corresponding driving license;
a pickup never has a total weight allowed in charge greater than 3.5 tonnes because it drives with a tourist license;

if this weight is exceeded, the required permit must be a heavyweight permit ...
And there, there are tons of 1,000 baht bills to put in your pocket (from the administration, of course!) ... if you are a conscientious policeman ..:cheesy:

 

In fact there are so many things to transform in this country, just as regards the road and its users, that it would in fact be necessary to reset everything in order to try to get back on track.

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This goes against the general sway of opinion in the replies here, but, but I’m in Bangkok now (I don’t come to the LOS often), and I have truly been astounded by the number of drivers who have slowed down or even stopped (traffic permitting) to let me cross the road. That’s for real, people.

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Oh my, this is weird.

Speeding and driving while impaired are both offences and contravene numerous TH laws.

 

However, being a grandad is just a result of aging and is not illegal (yet) in TH. As a grandad, this is so ridiculous to be equated to illegal a activities.

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Same old story. 

But still no strong arm of the law to reduce it.

 

Do they actually know what being a police officer means?

 

Upholding the law!!

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Police wont cut their money spending branch they sit on!

AND nothing will change as thais not deal with any regulations in a proper way. Also not scared about fines! They are much too low and don't hurt.

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1 hour ago, RichardColeman said:

"This hat, this head, this hat on head"

No hat on head. You dead.

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