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Bloody hell - every Songkran all we get is people bitching that there are drunk drivers, nobody does anything, double standards, blah blah blah.... - this guy has at the very least thought of trying something new and something that should, in a nation where face is important, help to dissuade people from drink driving, but that's STILL NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR THE BUNCH OF WHINGERS on here.

If this move stops even one or two potential accidents and accidents that could cost a life or serious injury, then it has done its job.

You are not going to get a single solution to this, yes educate by all means, but that's a very long term process, and we do need something to happen right now - yes, enforce the regulations - so now he is adding a little more disincentive to being caught - public loss of face.

Good - at least he is trying...more than can be said of many.

I think an alternative move that stops substantially more than 1 or 2 potential accidents might be better. After the event posting isn't it. They could prevent many times that number by hanging around outside large venues and stopping people leaving them, for example. People are whingeing because they think the police could do better.

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They have taken the issue of drunk more seriously...because...they are putting the pics of drunk drivers on facebook?

This is wrong on so many levels...boy...where do I start.

a) if they take the issue more seriously, start with educating people on the dangers of drunk driving. Go to the schools and show children what happens, when you drink ...and drive! Make questions about responsible driving, part of a REAL drivers- license test.

b ) really enforce the law on drunk driving. Punish people severely if they are caught. And punish the BiB taking bribe money instead of issuing penalties.

c) so....suddenly it is okay to "name and shame"???

d) since when did FACEBOOK become part of the Thai- justice system?

...I could continue, but I feel so...tired....bah.gif

Name and shame is a stable in Thailand. Does victims pointing at their victimizers photos in the press and on TV ring a bell?! ;-)

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I wonder how posting pictures of alleged drunk drivers by a government organisation (i.e. the RTPF) may conflict with the defamation law? Assuming DUI (driving under influence) will result in a charge to be ruled on by a judge, posting the picture AFTER found guilty shouldn't be a problem.

I agree. In other more democratized societies, particularly the US, you could happily live out the rest of your life on the settlement that you would receive from the civil action that this would give rise to.

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how can you see the difference between a drunk-driver and a not drunk thai-driver?

You can't !

Both are driving like lunatics.

They stop in the middel of 3 lanes,do u-turns starting on the left of 2 lanes,take priority of the "left",.......

if you stop driving defensively you will kill at least 10 thais a day ,and your in your right each time !

It's scaring to drive here, i need at least 10 beers to be courages enough to drive ! LOL !beatdeadhorse.gifburp.gif

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What about the data safety ! It definitively no one in Thailand !

But I find it good as it done in Europe for the hooligans, pined on the police page to invite people to denunciation.

Maybe it would be less reckless drivers on the roads in Europe if people know they risk to have their face shown to everybody !

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They have taken the issue of drunk more seriously...because...they are putting the pics of drunk drivers on facebook?

This is wrong on so many levels...boy...where do I start.

a) if they take the issue more seriously, start with educating people on the dangers of drunk driving. Go to the schools and show children what happens, when you drink ...and drive! Make questions about responsible driving, part of a REAL drivers- license test.

b ) really enforce the law on drunk driving. Punish people severely if they are caught. And punish the BiB taking bribe money instead of issuing penalties.

c) so....suddenly it is okay to "name and shame"???

d) since when did FACEBOOK become part of the Thai- justice system?

...I could continue, but I feel so...tired....bah.gif

Name and shame is a stable in Thailand. Does victims pointing at their victimizers photos in the press and on TV ring a bell?! ;-)

Does this include sons of rich kids driving ferraris under the influence of drink and coke at 5.30 am down sukhumvit at 200 kmh? I bloody well hope not, or Thailand's justice sysetm will be turned on its head

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They have taken the issue of drunk more seriously...because...they are putting the pics of drunk drivers on facebook?

This is wrong on so many levels...boy...where do I start.

a) if they take the issue more seriously, start with educating people on the dangers of drunk driving. Go to the schools and show children what happens, when you drink ...and drive! Make questions about responsible driving, part of a REAL drivers- license test.

b ) really enforce the law on drunk driving. Punish people severely if they are caught. And punish the BiB taking bribe money instead of issuing penalties.

c) so....suddenly it is okay to "name and shame"???

d) since when did FACEBOOK become part of the Thai- justice system?

...I could continue, but I feel so...tired....bah.gif

Putting photos of drunk drivers on FB is definitely and absolutely right, and is a step in the right direction.

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