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34 minutes ago, NanLaew said:

Chocolate fireguard syndrome.

 

(mine was only 900 baht, fitted it myself)

anyone with half a brain can fit a bog standard dash cam. One that records your speed data needs to be connected to a GPS system, have a GPS input, or have that incorporated into it.  You don't get those for 900 Baht.    

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11 hours ago, Pilotman said:

I have a dash cam that records my speed, plus date and time. It's a simple solution to the bent cop problem and costs less than 2,000 Baht to have fitted. 

 

Doesn’t work if I have actually been speeding !!! - Cop wasn’t bent, he was just chancing his luck but couldn’t prove it. 

Everyone on the road was speeding !!!!!!!  Just like ±80% of vehicles on the elevated expressway travel at about 130-140kmh as soon as the Bang-Na toll booth has been passed (when exiting Bangkok). 

 

 

I’ve had dash-cams in my last 4 cars. 

Someone on another thread mentioned that Xiaomi 70mio Pro now comes with a rear cam. 

 

 

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15 hours ago, Pilotman said:

anyone with half a brain can fit a bog standard dash cam. One that records your speed data needs to be connected to a GPS system, have a GPS input, or have that incorporated into it.  You don't get those for 900 Baht.    

My half a brain would pay some one to install for me.

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On 7/28/2020 at 8:23 PM, IsaanAussie said:

My experience in Thailand. 1999 I came here as a senior level Aussie diplomat, a specialist .....The Thai government welcomed me ..... I enjoyed Bangkok nightlife and was not early to sleep. Problem basically was every meeting at the GM and Ford factories on the eastern seaboard was "early" and I lived in Sathorn Soi 1. So the instruction to the driver to get there on time was "bury your boot in the headlight"  160km/hr down the freeway. I would see the BIB ... They would step out to stop us, see the diplomatic plate and come to attention at the roadside and salute.

 Keep smiling.

What an obscene thing to reminisce over in public. Best kept as private banter whilst on the sauce at the local methinks.

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Posted (edited)

Firstly, some of that money collected does get passed up the chain, but, much of it is spent on office supplies like copier paper, pens, paper clips, cleaning materials etc.

Not many police stations are given enough money for the station's true costs.

 

Secondly, I don't consider myself a "guest", that implies a host and the duties that go with it.

Nope, I consider myself a consumer. Thailand competes with other countries for my cash.

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On 7/28/2020 at 11:33 PM, carlyai said:

 

Doing 100kmh in a 90km zone, OK fine me. But not 91kmh.

 

Stop moaning, if you were 91 you broke the law and deserved the fine  - assuming they can prove it

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On 7/28/2020 at 11:00 AM, carlyai said:

Why try and fine someone for doing 91kph in a 90kph zone,

Because you were breaking the law , as 91 is above 90 

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7 minutes ago, RichardColeman said:
On 7/29/2020 at 5:33 AM, carlyai said:

 

Doing 100kmh in a 90km zone, OK fine me. But not 91kmh.

 

Stop moaning, if you were 91 you broke the law and deserved the fine  - assuming they can prove it

 

1 minute ago, CorpusChristie said:
On 7/28/2020 at 11:00 AM, carlyai said:

Why try and fine someone for doing 91kph in a 90kph zone,

Because you were breaking the law , as 91 is above 90 

 

You do realise how pedantic and pathetic you both appear arguing over 1 kmh.

 

A 1 kmh excess is never enacted upon in the west due to known inaccuracies. 

 

Slip effect: If a speed camera is held perfectly still and pointed at a stationary it will recored 0 kmh. 

However, if a speed camera is moving slightly and pointed at a stationary car there will be radar reflection from the rear of the car, then the front of the car (or another part). Tests have shown that this can give a result as high as 4kmh. 

 

Other errors commend on here.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/insideout/southwest/series7/speed-cameras.shtml

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, richard_smith237 said:

 

 

You do realise how pedantic and pathetic you both appear arguing over 1 kmh.

 

A 1 kmh excess is never enacted upon in the west due to known inaccuracies. 

 

 

The OP was arguing over 1 KMH and he was asking why he got fined and the reason as to why he got fined is because 91 is going faster than the permitted limit of 90

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27 minutes ago, RichardColeman said:

Stop moaning, if you were 91 you broke the law and deserved the fine  - assuming they can prove it

Wasn't a moan but a rant. You missed the point.

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6 minutes ago, CorpusChristie said:

The OP was arguing over 1 KMH and he was asking why he got fined and the reason as to why he got fined is because 91 is going faster than the permitted limit of 90

You missed the point. Couldn't you tie 91kmh and the decoration of the bridge on a long weekend together?

Thai people have to put up with these frustrations all the time.
 

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18 minutes ago, CorpusChristie said:

The OP was arguing over 1 KMH and he was asking why he got fined and the reason as to why he got fined is because 91 is going faster than the permitted limit of 90

The Op didn’t get fined. His point was that he was stopped for ‘allegedly going 91 kmh’ - the officer was clearly chancing his luck. The annoyance is valid. 

 

The point is also valid that even if the Police had speed camera proof that the Op was travelling at 91 kmh, 1kmh at 90kmh is beyond the tolerance of a speed camera and is one of the reasons why such a minor excess is never fined in western nations with kit which is regularly calibrated. 

 

Additionally, the ops point was that he gets pulled for 91kmh and on the same trip something as dangerous as ‘decorating a bridge’ in a 90kmh zone causing traffic to suddenly slow risking accidents.

 

This makes for a valid rant - on one hand the BiB are acting like sanctimonious puritans on another they are behaving with reckless hypocritical disregard. 

 

 

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6 minutes ago, richard_smith237 said:

The Op didn’t get fined. His point was that he was stopped for ‘allegedly going 91 kmh’ - the officer was clearly chancing his luck. The annoyance is valid. 

 

The point is also valid that even if the Police had speed camera proof that the Op was travelling at 91 kmh, 1kmh at 90kmh is beyond the tolerance of a speed camera and is one of the reasons why such a minor excess is never fined in western nations with kit which is regularly calibrated. 

 

Additionally, the ops point was that he gets pulled for 91kmh and on the same trip something as dangerous as ‘decorating a bridge’ in a 90kmh zone causing traffic to suddenly slow risking accidents.

 

This makes for a valid rant - on one hand the BiB are acting like sanctimonious puritans on another they are behaving with reckless hypocritical disregard. 

 

 

Good, Great, Super .... that's what I meant. Wish I had thought of that. 🙂

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On 7/28/2020 at 11:00 AM, carlyai said:

Why

How long are you in Thailand?

And you still think there is a "Why". 555

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18 hours ago, NanLaew said:

(mine was only 900 baht, fitted it myself)

Well done, now you have the experience if you have a few hours spare could you bob around and fit mine, its been in the box 2 years now! 

Appreciated :thumbsup:

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