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7:40 PM - dark - did the motorcycle have lights on?  I see so many driving without lights.

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1 minute ago, Prairieboy said:

7:40 PM - dark - did the motorcycle have lights on?  I see so many driving without lights.

I am not blaming the lady in this case but I must admit many middle aged and older ladies seem to ride around ignoring rules and blithely unaware.... so many riding on the wrong side of the road. This was late so the 6 or 7 year old who normally does the driving was in bed already. 

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21 hours ago, richard_smith237 said:

the Police in Pattaya act completely differently from the Police elsewhere. 

They don't - they are as completely corrupt as other counties in Thailand yet Chonburi has the 2nd worst road casualties; this is because the traffic police merely stick to 'fining' slow moving vehicles at 'check-points' for minor paper misdemeanours.  The police do nothing about red-light runners or speedsters; seriously dangerous crimes.

 

They do definitely target farangs.  I am stopped 50% of my journeys through the bandit stick-up point at the Ambassador.

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15 minutes ago, mikebell said:

They do definitely target farangs.  I am stopped 50% of my journeys through the bandit stick-up point at the Ambassador.

Its not only in Pattaya, even here.

 

2 years ago I got stopped somewhere around Tha Yang (halfway between Hua Hin and Mueang Phetchaburi) for a pee test on the side of the road

there was a road block type situation, they weren't stopping everyone (easy to tell) but as soon as they saw I wasn't Thai they started shouting "FARANG! FARANG!!" while pointing at me

only problem is, I peed before I left (like i always do before riding) and it's a 10 minutes drive from home. try explaining that to them. (didn't work)

had to go on the side of the highway next to some kind of concrete wall/structure with a bunch Thai males there and after a few minutes was able to pee a little bit (they were watching me like a hawk too)

 

I learned later that those stops were technically illegal but.. you know how it is.

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On 1/23/2020 at 1:45 PM, jacko45k said:

Strange, step outside and watch them flagging down people on motorbikes on Beach Road for various checks and one would get a different impression. When I was last in the police Station I thought the number of foreigners paying fines was disproportionate too.  The policeman who flagged me down let a Thai in front of me go as he wailed and cried how he had no money... didn't ask me though!

Marvellous how they've got money to buy motocyc and put fuel in it at every gas station but no money to pay fines!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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On 1/23/2020 at 1:13 PM, Nong Khai Man said:

A Rough Guess....................CHINESE or Malaysian ??

could be korean, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, WHO KNOWS ???

Who cares !!!

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2 hours ago, a977 said:

Marvellous how they've got money to buy motocyc and put fuel in it at every gas station but no money to pay fines!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

and buy booze and cigs.....!!

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Pattaya has different rules.  Get pinched for not wearing you safety belt Pattaya 1000 baht,  PhiChit 100 baht.   Pattaya they take your licence till you pay up, PhiChit they give it back!  

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On 1/23/2020 at 12:56 PM, bristolgeoff said:

the farang is at fault that is it

Yeah, "The Ford Ranger with Bangkok plates at the scene was driven by Che Goch Eng" ? In this case the Farang is Korean.

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4 hours ago, Momofarang said:

Yeah, "The Ford Ranger with Bangkok plates at the scene was driven by Che Goch Eng" ? In this case the Farang is Korean.

An Alien, all the same.  🙂

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On 1/23/2020 at 11:04 PM, kekalot said:

I'll keep this story as short as possible but this happened to me

 

was coming back from Mueang Phetchaburi on my big bike with the girlfriend, traffic was moving slow.. about 3-4km from Cha-am there was lady driving quite slower than the average.. so i slowed down behind her.. watched to see what was going on .. nothing

at this point we are both straight in the middle of the leftmost lane out of 3 (slow lane) and there is nothing on the left side. so after 3-4 seconds I go to pass her on the left (shoulder?) and she suddenly turns left (without signal lights, without braking AND from the middle of the lane) and hits my front wheel, I go flying with my gf (we both have helmets)

 

lady had no license, no helmet, no insurance, didn't use signal light and/or brake AT ALL (or they were defective).

should not have been there to begin with - especially not on a highway like Phetkasem road.

 

they made me sign some paperwork in Thai that I assume was to say that it was my fault and that I agreed to pay (under some pressure and separated from gf). took kept my big bike as hostage until I paid

long story short, they said it was my fault. "If you weren't there no accident" was told to my girlfriend who was being quiet but furious because they wouldn't listen to her telling them the same story.

 

I had to pay 5000 baht to her cause she "couldn't work", I had to pay 6000 baht to fix her bike (probably half the price her bike was worth lol) AND had to pay to fix mine (14,000 I believe)

 

I learned a lesson from this but you know exactly what the woman that hit me learned about this.. absolutely nothing, she thinks she was in the right and got paid for it.

good for her.

 

 

 

So why do you still live there?

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11 minutes ago, White Christmas13 said:

So why do you still live there?

We all live here because we like the place, and accept the risks associated as being seen as rich, and a foreigner, and having no rights, in a very corrupt country. 

 

The above could happen to any of us, unless you have the phone number of "Big Boss Police" who is your Thai neighbor's, sister's, friend's, cousin's neighbor's, brother's, boss. Then. you should be ok.  🙂  

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3 minutes ago, Leaver said:

We all live here because we like the place, and accept the risks associated as being seen as rich, and a foreigner, and having no rights, in a very corrupt country. 

 

The above could happen to any of us, unless you have the phone number of "Big Boss Police" who is your Thai neighbor's, sister's, friend's, cousin's neighbor's, brother's, boss. Then. you should be ok.  🙂  

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4 minutes ago, White Christmas13 said:

Wrong emoji

No.  I got the right emoji.

 

Did you get the right theme of my post? 

 

Thailand is full of, "It won't happen to me."  I include myself in that as well.  We are all targets.   Risk management is important here.

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, Leaver said:

No.  I got the right emoji.

 

Did you get the right theme of my post? 

 

Yes but never mind I am not a person who likes to argue

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