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Welcome to Thailand: Where even the police practice two tier pricing, claims Farang rider

 

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KHON KAEN: -- A foreign motorcyclist living in the North East has posted a video of an interaction with cops where he claimed he was fined above the rate for being a foreigner.

 

And not just that - the charge was that his exhaust was noisy while he had in fact just bought the bike from the manufacturer and not had it souped up, reports Thairath.

 

The farang getting in on the police corruption act made popular by Thais recently posted his experiences on the Facebook page "Farang Baan Nok" (Caucasian westerner living in the countryside).

 

 

He said that he was on his way to work in downtown Khon Kaen. He was called over by cops who slapped him with a hefty 1,000 baht fine for having a noisy exhaust.

 

But he said he had only just got the bike from the manufacturer and it had not been adjusted.

 

A picture of the ticket was also posted along with the motorcyclist in helmet and sunglasses.

 

A subsequent explanation reported by sanook.com from the man said that he was willing to pay fines but the police seemed to make up the rate themselves. 

 

It was not the same rate as being paid by Thai motorcyclists at the same checkpoint.

 

Earlier he had posted: "Living in the city for the first day. Police asks for 1,000 baht because he things that I'm foreigner (sic)".

 

He asked onliners to share the story to a wider audience.

 

Thais commenting were less surprised by the man being called over though they raised their eyebrows at the rate charged.

 

The man who has not been named spoke Thai in the video with a distinctive north eastern accent.

 

Source: Thairath

 
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uuueeehhhh, i do believe him but he shouldn't touch his nose that often.

 

Bangkok is loaded with very loud exhaust pipes, very annoying. Motocycles and jetski's, longtailboats, dumptrucks they all love it.

 

But of course the police does nothing against it, far too busy with blowing their whistles.

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My wife was in an accident (Pattaya). 

Totally NOT her fault (a speeding moto in the wrong lane T-boned her truck).

I was miles away.

The cop said "you have farang name, all farangs have big money"....10,000 bt.

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Stop complaining 1000b is the fine for loud exhaust 500b for pollution, 500b for loud sound. A friend recieved the same fine about 5 years ago in Chiang Mai he went to court and fine cut in half. The complainer makes himself a fool not knowing the fine structure

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4 minutes ago, colinneil said:

That is 1 brain dead farang, posting that on the internet.

He has just made himself a Big target.

 

 

Or somebody with more balls than most of the kiss ass brigade

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15 minutes ago, jaywalker said:

My wife was in an accident (Pattaya). 
Totally NOT her fault (a speeding moto in the wrong lane T-boned her truck).
I was miles away.
The cop said "you have farang name, all farangs have big money"....10,000 bt.

 

That was one of the reasons my wife kept her Thai surname when we were married, to avoid exactly this sort of thing.

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I was stopped in Pattaya and the cop tried the same thing, I asked him how loud was in decibels and how did he measure it, he looked at me and continued writing the ticket, when I arrived at the police station I had with me the test certificate which includes the exhaust reading, I showed this to the duty officer and he came out to the bike and asked me to start it up, I do have a big bike but it is not excessively noisy and passes the test every year for the last 13 years, the cop put a line through the ticket and signed it, I returned to the cop who was holding my licence and he almost threw the licence at me, I now carry that certificate and that cancelled signed ticket with me always, I do make an effort to keep everything legal

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