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

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2 hours ago, Thian said:

Thailand has so many accidents because they have the most lousy lazy policeforce of the world.

It all comes down to proper training. The culture of police traffic management never changes here. There is no mobile traffic policing such as what we have in Western countries e.g. active road traffic police motorcycle or car patrols. Where to start, that's the problem.

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1 hour ago, HOAX said:

Grandads slowing down even more? They already drive in walking speeds.

Because they have bad eyes, slow reaction, no driverslicense, far too large car, no hurry because it's nice in the aircon away from the grandkids.....and so on.

 

Yes get them of the roads please.

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53 minutes ago, Blot said:

Yesterday, I saw a police officer in full uniform being given a lift on a motorbike by a civilian who was not wearing a helmet.  Is that ridiculous or what ?

Not at all...

Was given a ride back from pattaya courts by a police officer in the police car.

 

No seat belt. 

He said ok not need, we are police officers...

 

Says it all doesn't it?

 

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33 minutes ago, tinca tinca said:

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

Not here

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1 minute ago, PlastikbinLina said:

It all comes down to proper training. The culture of police traffic management never changes here. There is no mobile traffic policing such as what we have in Western countries e.g. active road traffic police motorcycle or car patrols. Where to start, that's the problem.

Correct. 

In Australia and the UK TOGs and Highway patrol officers are to be feared.

They are unforgiving in thier jobs..

 

They actually studied the law and its relationship to the job...

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another day another usless campaign that will get nowhere.

 

Powers that be live for the meaningless meetings/parties and all drive around drunk anyway....

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One banana 2 banana 3 banana 4 Lalalalala This is the banana splits song Anybody remember them on tv? lol Might as well sing this as for just reading this B/s on what the cops are going to do here the drunks etc.They will do nothing as usual and then then the Boss of the cops had this funny Saying "keeping an eye out for this type of behaviour from Thai drivers". Oh they will keep an eye out alright and then turn the head the other way. But hey they did keep an eye out and did nothing.

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6 hours ago, webfact said:

that accident records from the just-ended New Year holidays had been scrutinised to identify which preventive measures had been most successful.

None !

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For all the comments that we hear about the police not policing - and i agree. It is not the police which is the deterrent (or lack of) but the law which is an absolute disgrace. When you look at the law and the prescribed punishments (in brackets), the police have had their proverbial hands tied as they cannot prescribe a fine or punishment greater than what the law allows. BTW i would recommend all people to bookmark this link as it is quite useful when a policeman tries to shake you down for extra money. 

 

http://thailaws.com/law/t_laws/tlaw0140_5.pdf

 

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Whilst driving up north a week or so back I was waiting at traffic lights that also had a police box. A motorcyclist from the left decided to jump the red light and then changed his mind, causing another motorcyclist, with the same intention, to swerve round him and come off his bike. A policeman ran down from the box, checked the guy and his bike were ok, helped him back on and sent him on his way. Why is there an obvious unwillingness to enforce laws here? Or is it somehow connected with the farce of ‘face’?

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