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Totally pathetic. Next time they have a meeting to look at how to reduce the horrendous number of road fatalities here, maybe make looking at the "so called" law enforcement should be a number on

No surprise this is it .. they cannot get it into their heads that helmets help save your life until they get their's smashed in by which time it's too late ..  Some say it's a " cultural attitud

It is cultural - the government do all they can to prevent kids developing critical thinking, let alone think about safety. They will end up sticking with their parents belief - it's fate if you

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3 minutes ago, Pilotman said:

so he wanted to watch a few young girls exercising did he, very odd 

Somebody should suggest he goes to Pattaya or Bangkok, he's "allowed" hands on there, I'm reliably informed, but not on the High Street thank you very much.

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43 minutes ago, YetAnother said:

because they dont think like westerners; either because they can't or they won't

It's a cultural thing, don't worry about it!

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19 minutes ago, Pilotman said:

so he wanted to watch a few young girls exercising did he, very odd 

I regularly go to certain bars to watch the girls exercise on poles, however some do not seem to gyrate much and hence become overweight and less attractive. 🤔 

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Just look at any School at home time, maybe 5% wear helmets and as for the Teachers I have yet to see one, fancy uniforms with medal ribbons, but helmet , no.
Strict enforcement by Police will not happen,  too dangerous , try living in a village where you have fined everybody 500 baht, do you really think they would survive ?.

Education is the only way but I am certain we will all be gone before anyone with the ability to influence the powers that be appears.

usual simple answer, this is Thailand .

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10 minutes ago, Mr Meeseeks said:

I regularly go to certain bars to watch the girls exercise on poles, however some do not seem to gyrate much and hence become overweight and less attractive. 🤔 

hopefully not who look like 15 year olds

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anyway the cop has now sent the message to perp kids that they will cop diddly-squat for doing the deed... 

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1 hour ago, Pilotman said:

so he wanted to watch a few young girls exercising did he, very odd 

Thats exactly what I thought.

 

Fair enough, in the U.K. we have gone way over the top with many things....I can imagine the headlines if anything like this happened in the U.K.  That so called copper would be collecting his P45 pretty rapidly!  Totally pathetic.

 

I know Thailand has its own "culture" and laws rules etc.  Surely to god, somebody in power, must realise the amount of deaths on Thai roads is totally unacceptable in the 21st Century?       (yeah i know its not 2021 in Thailand,  they use their own calendar) ....in a civilised.......... (well in ANY!) country.

 

I love Thailand, cant wait to get back out there, seeing things like this, reading about all the nonsense coming from Thailand though..I imagine many others would be thinking what the hell sort of a country is this?!!

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41 minutes ago, PJPom said:

Education is the only way but I am certain we will all be gone before anyone with the ability to influence the powers that be appears.

 

It's pretty well established that punishment is the only way that things like this decrease.

 

Inform everyone that they are going to begin enforcing road laws.  Begin to fine people and confiscate vehicles when they break the laws.  Continue doing it, aggressively at first but, when people start to take notice, start to tone down to simply regular patrols and check points.

 

Once you get to the point where people are so concerned about being fined that it "isn't worth the risk", then it will begin to decrease.

 

None of this will happen of course, it's just not the culture in Thailand, and the deaths on the road will not decrease.

 

People applaud things like this because they think it is the nice thing to do.  It's very "Thai".  It isn't confrontational.  It isn't critical.  It doesn't make people lose face or feel bad.  It teaches that actions do not have consequences, the same way the education system does.

 

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and they will do exactly the same thing tomorrow and the days after, nothing will stop them until the police get serious and start issuing fines and seizing the bikes and as we all know, that will never happen

 

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There is a financial element to all of this.

Helmet- expensive!

Fine - expensive. The policeman probably did this because none of them had the money for the fine (500 baht - 50 baht for Thais).

Easy to laugh. Walk in their shoes for one day.

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When idiots and lazy sods pay for their promotions, you end up with idiots and lazy sods in high positions.

 

In 1997, Chavalit Yongchaiyut during his brief spell as prime minister, suggested starting a new police force that would be better trained and better paid. Sadly it didn't get past the thinking stage and later PMs never brought the issue up as far as I know.

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32 minutes ago, Tropicalevo said:

There is a financial element to all of this.

Helmet- expensive!

Fine - expensive. The policeman probably did this because none of them had the money for the fine (500 baht - 50 baht for Thais).

Easy to laugh. Walk in their shoes for one day.

 

When I in my home country get a fine of 200- 500 EURO, for a traffic offence, they don't care if I have the money or not, since they have their means of collecting it any way

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8 hours ago, PatOngo said:

It's a cultural thing, don't worry about it!

I don’t worry about it, they are the ones dying by the thousands. Not my problem.

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15 hours ago, webfact said:

Video: It's all smiles as cop lets six students on two motorcycles do exercises instead of a fine - but the carnage continues

When are they going to learn, this type of softly softly approach does not work, instead of a learning curve it becomes a learning circle .................

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The surprising thing about this story is that a Thai cop was seen out on the streets.  I have seen precisely two cops in the last TWO MONTHS and they were escorting a VIP.  This child slaughter will go on ad infinitum until Thailand deems a police force would be a handy thing to have.

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7 hours ago, Tropicalevo said:

There is a financial element to all of this.

Helmet- expensive!

Fine - expensive. The policeman probably did this because none of them had the money for the fine (500 baht - 50 baht for Thais).

Easy to laugh. Walk in their shoes for one day.

motorcycles here don't come for free. petrol they run on isn't free either. tires, parts, ctp, road tax, etc. but sure, helmets and fines are too expensive. 

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16 hours ago, webfact said:

Young students on their way to school without helmets being given daft exercises by the roadside instead of being fined.


Given the term “daft” I assume this was written by a Brit. 
 

Kids are not fined in the UK either.

 

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