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Perhaps a silly question, but was the 16 year old victim licensed? and if he was not, was he also fined for driving without a license?

So we have a 16yo here who is in hospital with a broken leg. He's probably still very shocked by what happened. Wondering whether he was going to come back as a butterfly or a jingjok, no doubt, while he or his motorcycle was being dragged down the road.

Who cares whether he had skinny tires, big disc brakes, oversized motor? He's the victim here.

I hope he makes a good recovery without ongoing physical or psychological problems.

Just because he is a victim, it does not excuse breaking other rules and regulations.

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Perhaps a silly question, but was the 16 year old victim licensed? and if he was not, was he also fined for driving without a license?

What's that got to do with the incident - no driving license, no helmet, under the influence. I'm talking about the Thai 'victim' here. If it's proven that the farang was drunk then that will be the crux of an accident investigation/legal proceedings.

NO doubt, however i do not see the relevance who is at fault, when both drivers are breaking the law, so it would be only legal and fair to punish both.

No license, possibly unregistered bike, no helmet-all adds up to a fine for the Thai driver.

Yes,my experience with things like that is he will get a fine, and the person at fault for the accident will have to pay for all damages. Plus get additional fines if e.g. driving drunk.

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Perhaps a silly question, but was the 16 year old victim licensed? and if he was not, was he also fined for driving without a license?

What's that got to do with the incident - no driving license, no helmet, under the influence. I'm talking about the Thai 'victim' here. If it's proven that the farang was drunk then that will be the crux of an accident investigation/legal proceedings.

NO doubt, however i do not see the relevance who is at fault, when both drivers are breaking the law, so it would be only legal and fair to punish both.

No license, possibly unregistered bike, no helmet-all adds up to a fine for the Thai driver.

I agree.

Everyone has jumped on the "he was drunk it's his fault" bandwagon. Both can be at fault. The kid could have pulled out in front of Potter, causing the collision, and it's the collision that lead to the discovery that he was driving under the influence.

The kid gets his fines for causing the accident and Potter gets his fines for drink driving.

That said, we have to add into the equation "the farang rip off factor" that may take place, meaning, Potter is going to be up for the lot, even though, the kid may have pulled out in front of him.

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Martin Potter was a world champion surfer, and the expat in this story goes by Ian. I met Ian a number of years ago and he has a lighting business here.

Thanks, so the poll should be:

Who knows Ian Potter?

I don't.

Never heard of him.

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Dont know why people keep mentioning the ferrari he didnt get away with it as people keep saying,it was just simply dealt with the thai way which involves paying compensation,im sure this ferang will have the same options available to him.

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Unfortunately, especially for the poor, there is a "Thai way" and a "right way". The Thai way is "I have money, and you don't mean shit". The right way is "you committed a crime and you can't buy your way out of it".

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Moral of this story, if you want to drive after having been drinking, and get away with having an "accident" then you better be driving a Ferrari.

Or a cement truck, they do it in 99% of cases on Samui.

Nah.

Moral of the story, for Phuket, if you want to drive after having been drinking, and getting away with having an "accident" then you better be a Thai. :)

If you are a farang - you are going to pay, big time. It's an easy cash cow for the police, the lawyers and the Thai's involved in the accident.

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Moral of this story, if you want to drive after having been drinking, and get away with having an "accident" then you better be driving a Ferrari.

Or a cement truck, they do it in 99% of cases on Samui.

Nah.

Moral of the story, for Phuket, if you want to drive after having been drinking, and getting away with having an "accident" then you better be a Thai. smile.png

If you are a farang - you are going to pay, big time. It's an easy cash cow for the police, the lawyers and the Thai's involved in the accident.

BS, many big payments have been made recently by HS drunk Thais.

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Moral of this story, if you want to drive after having been drinking, and get away with having an "accident" then you better be driving a Ferrari.

Or a cement truck, they do it in 99% of cases on Samui.

Nah.

Moral of the story, for Phuket, if you want to drive after having been drinking, and getting away with having an "accident" then you better be a Thai. smile.png

If you are a farang - you are going to pay, big time. It's an easy cash cow for the police, the lawyers and the Thai's involved in the accident.

BS, many big payments have been made recently by HS drunk Thais.

Sure, MANY payments by HiSo Thai's - but ALL farang making the payment, whether at fault, or not.

Only on Phuket, with the honest police we have here, not elsewhere.

This is "Planet Phuket" where we can have so much more, yet we get so much less, than the rest of Thailand. :) :)

Police pay a premium to be transfered here for a reason.

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In any accident like this there are two issues, civil & criminal. The police press charges if warranted & those involved, along with insurance agents, lawyers &/or police, sort out the civil (compensation) side.

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Moral of this story, if you want to drive after having been drinking, and get away with having an "accident" then you better be driving a Ferrari.

Nah.

Moral of the story, for Phuket, if you want to drive after having been drinking, and getting away with having an "accident" then you better be a Thai. smile.png

If you are a farang - you are going to pay, big time. It's an easy cash cow for the police, the lawyers and the Thai's involved in the accident.

BS, many big payments have been made recently by HS drunk Thais.

Sure, MANY payments by HiSo Thai's - but ALL farang making the payment, whether at fault, or not.

Only on Phuket, with the honest police we have here, not elsewhere.

This is "Planet Phuket" where we can have so much more, yet we get so much less, than the rest of Thailand. smile.pngsmile.png

Police pay a premium to be transfered here for a reason.

So you're complaining drunk foreigners involved in an accident have to pay. Hmmm.

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