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"Jumping jacks" cop says no fines for helmet-less kids because "it will cause hardship to their parents"

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2 hours ago, jimstar1 said:

Cost Of Helmet  300B

Cost of Funeral Or Hospital Care ?????

Cost of Brain Damage for rest of Life  ????

Can not afford fine but can afford Motor Bike  Priceless :stoner:

 

One days wage in rural Thailand 300 baht.

 

The motor bikes are old ones and probably have been in the family for years.

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1 hour ago, lvr181 said:

I may not agree with his thinking but I do understand it. There has to be a better way of punishment than a monetary fine. Perhaps taking the motorcycle off them for a week (increasing weeks for repeat offenders)? And/or many many hours of community work? Perhaps the state could find some way of subsidising cost of helmets to make them affordable to the lower paid citizens? If this could be an answer and they didn't wear them, then a draconian punishment should be expected.

 

I agree with you. Perhaps the government could order a couple of million helmets and give them away as a populist policy hand out. If it only saved 100 lives in a year it would be worth it.

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5 minutes ago, billd766 said:

 

I agree with you. Perhaps the government could order a couple of million helmets and give them away as a populist policy hand out. If it only saved 100 lives in a year it would be worth it.

No......Police must do their job, if kids can fool around on iPhones all day they can certainly afford a helmet.....If they are under age or no license, they walk...

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A better idea would have been to take them to a hospital or show them a video of what happens when kids not wearing a helmet have a collision. 

 

Meanwhile I will continue to be one of the only parents at my children's schools to strap them into child seats. Thai parents (with BMWs and Mercs) obviously have better things to spend their money on.

 

Stupidity in this country is widespread and disgusting.

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Wonderful. Problem is, they will still not wear helmets ... and will be unable to chew sweeties with broken jaws.

 

Of course, I suppose he could always make up the lack of funds by fining whichever westerners these idiots might hit while illegally riding motorcycles, without helmets.

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17 minutes ago, transam said:

No......Police must do their job, if kids can fool around on iPhones all day they can certainly afford a helmet.....If they are under age or no license, they walk...

If they can afford the bike, they can afford the helmet ... and the fines.

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30 minutes ago, billd766 said:

The motor bikes are old ones and probably have been in the family for years.

Which might well turn out to be more than will be said of the kids.

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"I have only got an old phone and it is about to give out because it's been ringing so much. Everyone wants to admire me and congratulate my policing skills."

 

""If I fined them it will cause hardship to their mums and dads. And besides they would not have any money for sweeties."

 

Yes, great policing skills!  This ***t must be a credit to the community.

 

I expect he'll also take the credit when the mums and dads save a few Baht when they have one less mouth to feed.

 

This guy needs to be sent to an inactive post, like yesterday!

 

 

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3 hours ago, tigermoth said:

I think a lot more hardshipo will be suffered when the kid's brains are spread all over the road.

As Blackadder would say, "There wouldn't be enough inside to cover a small water biscuit."

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6 hours ago, Pattaya28 said:

And the deaths will increase.

If he caused hardship, maybe the parents would helmet-up their dear kids.

 

These people "just don't get it".

Absolutely!

The parents should be fined the price of a helmet and made to buy one for their kid / kids. Na, that would make far to much sense so it will never happen!

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17 minutes ago, Moti24 said:

"I have only got an old phone and it is about to give out because it's been ringing so much. Everyone wants to admire me and congratulate my policing skills."

 

""If I fined them it will cause hardship to their mums and dads. And besides they would not have any money for sweeties."

 

Yes, great policing skills!  This ***t must be a credit to the community.

 

I expect he'll also take the credit when the mums and dads save a few Baht when they have one less mouth to feed.

 

This guy needs to be sent to an inactive post, like yesterday!

 

 

All the inactive posts are full :post-4641-1156694606:

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I believe in the villages a lot of people pay a small amount towards each others funeral costs so when a death occurs it is easier for them to give the dead a good send off.

 

Why is there not a scheme similar to ensure families children are safe on the roads 

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1 hour ago, billd766 said:

 

I agree with you. Perhaps the government could order a couple of million helmets and give them away as a populist policy hand out. If it only saved 100 lives in a year it would be worth it.

We tried that at our Thai company. I can't recall the exact figures but probably around 300, good quality helmets were bought and distributed to all of the permanent staff whom ride bikes, even if they had one before or not. Everyday driving to work I still see people in our company uniform screaming along on their bikes with their helmet hung over the handle bars or no where to be seen... There is no accounting for the mind set of many.

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1 minute ago, Catkiwi said:

We tried that at our Thai company. I can't recall the exact figures but probably around 300, good quality helmets were bought and distributed to all of the permanent staff whom ride bikes, even if they had one before or not. Everyday driving to work I still see people in our company uniform screaming along on their bikes with their helmet hung over the handle bars or no where to be seen... There is no accounting for the mind set of many.

The only thing that works in LOS is taking money from them......Guaranteed....

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