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A real police multanova radar trap

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While going for a drive to Phangna today we passed 2 signs warning of police radar speed checks one just past the airport turnoff and one just over the bridge in Phangna, to my surprise just after the Y junction for the 2 roads going to Khao Lak and Phangna on the Phangna road there was a police traffic patrol car  parked under the trees at the side of the road with a radar gun, to late if you are a speeder he has already caught you by the time you see him

Thought it was unusual that he was not stopping any of the speeding drivers, but found out why a few minutes later

About another 2 kilometres up the there were three more patrol cars with a road block booking speeders right,left and centre, Seems they are getting serious about stopping people from speeding at long last

Watch out for them in your area soon 

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Nothing new about that. They doing this there in Phang Nga on this road for many years.

 

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21 minutes ago, schlog said:

Nothing new about that. They doing this there in Phang Nga on this road for many years.

 

First time i have seen it after travelling on that road for many years

I have seen it in Isaan once before about 2 years ago

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16 minutes ago, schlog said:

Nothing new about that. They doing this there in Phang Nga on this road for many years.

 

 

Exactly, my first and only speeding ticket in Thailand was about 18 years ago in Phang Nga on the 4 highway just after the 415 cut off. Cop sitting in a 'hidden' police car off the road, 2 klicks furthe on a check point. Back then it did not seem to be a hand radar, more the old VASCAR https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VASCAR system that sat next to the car on a short tripod. Cost me a 500 baht spot fine with official ticket.

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Just another manifestation of law enforcement announcing their intentions...........they just can't help themselves.

You reckon that they would have the rogue monk in custody by now, if they didn't keep announcing to the monk's followers what day they were coming to arrest him?

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Spotted in Phuket a few weeks back on the Honda Road.

 

I was once caught on the Hua His bypass road.

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Just now, KarenBravo said:

Just another manifestation of law enforcement announcing their intentions...........they just can't help themselves.

You reckon that they would have the rogue monk in custody by now, if they didn't keep announcing to the monk's followers what day they were coming to arrest him?

Yeah- how dare they try stop people from speeding and maybe reduce some of the carnage on the roads. I take it radar warning signs aren't posted back home?

 

I know which is more important to me.

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I wish my pickup would go fast enough to get a speeding ticket on the motorway.

 

Not that I would, mind you.  Back home, driving with the cruise control at the speed limit takes so much of the stress out of a long journey.  

 

Here in Thailand, nothing seems to take the stress out.  No need to pile on even more stress by speeding.

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I have seen single police highway patrol cars both cruising and sitting on the edge of the road occasionally but never four police patrol cars used in one speed trap, Still if other people say it happens all the time it must be true

Only time i have seen more than one at the same time is when they are escorting VIPs

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I wish my pickup would go fast enough to get a speeding ticket on the motorway.
 
Not that I would, mind you.  Back home, driving with the cruise control at the speed limit takes so much of the stress out of a long journey.  
 
Here in Thailand, nothing seems to take the stress out.  No need to pile on even more stress by speeding.

I find also here cruise control takes the stress away.

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13 hours ago, Psimbo said:

Yeah- how dare they try stop people from speeding and maybe reduce some of the carnage on the roads. I take it radar warning signs aren't posted back home?

 

I know which is more important to me.

 

Hmmm......by announcing a speed trap, vehicles will slow down for that stretch of road and then go back to speeding. A bit like motorbike helmets coming to a police check-point.

 

If there was no warning and they were caught and fined, never knowing where a speed trap was located, then, their long-term behaviour can be changed.

 

Logical nah?

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I have noticed both in Australia and South Africa that they put permanent warning signs on rural roads warning  people that radar is used in the area, one radar camera is used in several different locations so you never know if one is there or not but it slows most people down thinking they may be caught speeding

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I got a Camera Ticket .500 Bht for 80 MPH on a deserted 4 lane Hi Way approaching Phitsanulok.Good idea,most constructive towards road safety


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