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Obey the traffic laws and we'll get you dinner, police tell motorists

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Obey the traffic laws and we'll get you dinner, police tell motorists

 

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BANGKOK: -- In a move that is bound to create laughs - if not ridicule - the metropolitan police chief has said that drivers who follow the traffic laws at New Year will be rewarded with some free rice.

 

Wear a helmet, do up your seatbelt, leave the phone off - any of these actions could result in a box of 300 grams of tasty Thai rice courtesy of the met, reports Daily News.

 

Chief Sanit Mahathavorn said that the force was supporting farmers by buying the rice and passing it on to good motorists. They have shelled out for 100 kilos of rice for 88 police stations, he said, and maids were busy divvying it up so officers are ready with the packs this week.

 

The great rice handout is one of four innovative projects. Another is a fine "amnesty". Anyone who has had a fine and lost their license this year can go and pay it for the bargain basement fee of 100 baht flat rate. It is not for serious offences but for infractions like having faulty equipment, no helmet, using phones and the like.

 

In this way you can get your license back for the New Year for just 100 baht.

 

The met are also setting up 14 stations where people can get their vehicles checked and have a new tech project called "Police I lert U" for quicker reporting of traffic bottlenecks and accidents.

 

Sanit stressed that offences like drunk driving are serious and will be dealt with as such.

 

Source: Daily News

 
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........ Anyone who has had a fine and lost their license this year can go and pay it for the bargain basement fee of 100 baht flat rate. It is not for serious offences but for infractions like having faulty equipment, no helmet, using phones and the like ............

 

Who writes this stuff for the Peelers? Now a laughing stock with NO respect. Since when was faulty equipment (brakes, headlights and other mechanical defects) not a serious offence?

 

Truly pathetic and laughable

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23 minutes ago, Moonmoon said:

Where can i go to collect my bag of rice?

 

 

Farang are excluded sir, they can buy it for a 10-foulded price, who do you think we are?

 

They just do this so they don't have to write fines...what about hitting all trafficoffenders 99 times with a carpet-beater? That would help better i think. And for every blown bulb on the vehicle we double the amount..

 

 

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One way of using Yinluk's rice, I guess.

So will they stop every driver doing every correct procedure when driving?  That's a 100Kg of rice for me and the missus then , fair play she is also very good and cautious in the car.  A rarity I know, but they are out there. 

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

Obey the traffic laws and we'll get you dinner, police tell motorists

:cheesy::cheesy::cheesy::cheesy::cheesy:

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The Tourism Authority Of Thailand should adopt this approach. Given TAT's war chest budget, they could buy 100's tonnes of rice from the farmers, and present tourists with rice gift boxes...

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the number of scooters flying down sukhumvit road tonight with no number plate or rear lights and wonder why they get run over. still the rice will help

 

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bet  it really  hurt  them  to  shell out for  that 100  kilos.

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An interesting twist........police bribing the public to obey the law.

Is there no end to their ingenuity? I'm curious as to how much rice

it might take to extract the rogue monk from Wat Dhammakayo.

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If I follow the traffic rules and laws, I get a manly portion of rice. If I don't and I happen to lose my license, 3 bucks will sort it out. 

I am already liking this. 

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31 minutes ago, PatOngo said:

An interesting twist........police bribing the public to obey the law.

Is there no end to their ingenuity? I'm curious as to how much rice

it might take to extract the rogue monk from Wat Dhammakayo.

Yeah?? I am curious, how much rice it took to become the guy with the most liked content. 

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2 minutes ago, A1Str8 said:

Yeah?? I am curious, how much rice it took to become the guy with the most liked content. 

 

300 grams!

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8 hours ago, merlin2002 said:

The Tourism Authority Of Thailand should adopt this approach. Given TAT's war chest budget, they could buy 100's tonnes of rice from the farmers, and present tourists with rice gift boxes...

I think they did try giving rice out to tourists.....most was dropped in trash bins......lasted 2 days as I recall

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