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Authorities in Thailand are vowing to get serious about drunk driving during Songkran. Drunk drivers caught between Monday and Sunday next week, during the time of the holiday, are more likely be jailed without suspension if convicted. A police major general said yesterday that police recently discussed measures to discourage drunk driving with officials. The major general said police and officials agreed that courts should not suspend jail terms for drunk drivers. This news comes after Phuket Governor Narong has started planning this year’s Seven Days of Danger campaign, a road safety campaign. Last year, the campaign focused on ending […]

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16 minutes ago, Thaiger said:

Drunk drivers caught between Monday and Sunday next week, during the time of the holiday, are more likely be jailed without suspension if convicted

Kind of signals that its less severe on other dates.

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Quote from article: The major general said the new measures discussed between police and officials recently include the court’s discretion when handing out suspended jail terms to those convicted of drunk driving.

I really wonder how that works. Nah, nothing special going on there behind the scenes.

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3 hours ago, Thaiger said:

Authorities in Thailand are vowing to get serious about drunk driving during Songkran. Drunk drivers caught between Monday and Sunday next week, during the time of the holiday, are more likely be jailed without suspension if convicted. A police major general said yesterday that police recently discussed measures to discourage drunk driving with officials. The major general said police and officials agreed that courts should not suspend jail terms for drunk drivers. This news comes after Phuket Governor Narong has started planning this year’s Seven Days of Danger campaign, a road safety campaign. Last year, the campaign focused on ending […]

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Speeding drivers?

Overtaking when on coming traffic is coming?

Driving on wrong side of road?

All need to be addressed!

Head on collision’s are common due to impatient overtaking and killing families of their own or others!

Its scary on the freeways!

 

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16 minutes ago, Grant said:

Speeding drivers?

Overtaking when on coming traffic is coming?

Driving on wrong side of road?

All need to be addressed!

Head on collision’s are common due to impatient overtaking and killing families of their own or others!

Its scary on the freeways!

It's Nature's way of thinning out the idiots, the incompetent and the just plain old dim.  Pity Covid is not that selective

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Get really serious, confiscate their vehicles and bikes they were using at the time of the offence for 3 months with no early release of same by paying. 

Thais will only change if it hurts.

I wouldn't like to be the guy that goes home to a wife and tells her he got drunk and they have no car or bike for three months. 

Might be a few more guys going around with high pitched voices.😅 

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16 hours ago, Thaiger said:

Authorities in Thailand are vowing to get serious about drunk driving during Songkran. Drunk drivers caught between Monday and Sunday next week, during the time of the holiday, are more likely be jailed without suspension if convicted. A police major general said yesterday that police recently discussed measures to discourage drunk driving with officials. The major general said police and officials agreed that courts should not suspend jail terms for drunk drivers. This news comes after Phuket Governor Narong has started planning this year’s Seven Days of Danger campaign, a road safety campaign. Last year, the campaign focused on ending […]

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Confiscation of Vehicles until fines are paid

And also 3 day’s Minimum without Vehicle 

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22 minutes ago, palooka said:

Get really serious, confiscate their vehicles and bikes they were using at the time of the offence for 3 months with no early release of same by paying. 

Thais will only change if it hurts.

I wouldn't like to be the guy that goes home to a wife and tells her he got drunk and they have no car or bike for three months. 

Might be a few more guys going around with high pitched voices.😅 

I totally agree!!👍

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6 minutes ago, Grant said:

Confiscation of Vehicles until fines are paid

And also 3 day’s Minimum without Vehicle 

3 DAYS? Make it months.

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16 hours ago, DoUKnowWhoIAm said:

Kind of signals that its less severe on other dates.

I don't know where you are from but in US/Canada there is always increased police presence/roadblocks on July 4th, NYE 

 

It's pretty logical

More people are out drinking and more people might drive drunk

 

So their presence catches people, but the more important point of the increased police presence is deterence 

 

 

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This frightened us to a point of being very scared to drive !

Thais pass and endanger lives!

we saw a new 4WD squashed back to rear seats after driver hit a truck !

truck was also squashed back to rear cabin!

both on drivers side!

A head on from passing when they shouldn’t!

This is common!

We have seen trucks carrying vehicles smashed to the back seats on the drivers side on many occasions, and now I understand why!

This person was in recognisable and the dead body had to be pulled out in pieces!

Horrific!

please do something to make these people drive more carefully!

It’s a nightmare on country roads and freeways with the speeding!

regards Grant

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Traffic problems and "accidents" (the expression used for incompetent driving) is worldwide... however the fatality rates are diminished with the structured enforcement of existing laws... ie. seatbelts... no drinking and driving... two people maximum on motorscooters... helmets not masks... you get the drift!?

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20 minutes ago, Skip said:

Traffic problems and "accidents" (the expression used for incompetent driving) is worldwide... however the fatality rates are diminished with the structured enforcement of existing laws... ie. seatbelts... no drinking and driving... two people maximum on motorscooters... helmets not masks... you get the drift!?

Thrr we main problem is not the safety equipment!

That is good 👍 


But the speeding and overtaking is at crazy proportions!

Quiet villages , Beach roads, freeways?

They don’t care about who they might hit , or the dangers to Children , animals, Adults, elderly, anyone?

They show no respect on the road !

Its all about them!

Talking on mobile phones!

Pulling up in the middle of the road to take a phone call or to get some cigarettes at 7/11

They do not indicate ?

Do they actually have their licences?

If so they have no regard for any laws?

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1 hour ago, Grant said:

This frightened us to a point of being very scared to drive !

Thais pass and endanger lives!

we saw a new 4WD squashed back to rear seats after driver hit a truck !

truck was also squashed back to rear cabin!

both on drivers side!

A head on from passing when they shouldn’t!

This is common!

We have seen trucks carrying vehicles smashed to the back seats on the drivers side on many occasions, and now I understand why!

This person was in recognisable and the dead body had to be pulled out in pieces!

Horrific!

please do something to make these people drive more carefully!

It’s a nightmare on country roads and freeways with the speeding!

regards Grant

I believe there should be TV advertising on the laws and when to overtake!

It is such out of control here !

There are no consequences for this erratic behaviour, speeding and passing while other vehicles are coming!

Also taking short cuts so they don’t have to drive and do a U turn?

They drive on the wrong side?🤭

That is a prison offence in western countries, but they think 🤔 It’s ok because everyone else does it!

tegards grant

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Maybe Thaiger and Natty could do a road safety show in Thai and English 

Showing laws !

what a drivers required to do when passing?

Not speeding!

why?

Killing innocent people crossing roads!

Children playing near roads!

Drivers coming out of side streets!

Thais do not seem to think about the unexpected!

please educate them on thinking about the unexpected!

 

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2 hours ago, Grant said:

Do they actually have their licenses?   NO... but it doesn't matter... the license bureau is still 1940's in testing and training.

If so they have no regard for any laws?  Typical everywhere in the world that doesn't hold their citizens to the law on an everyday basis.

The Thai drivers are no different than any other in the world where traffic laws are lax at best... when there are no penalties for being reckless they will be reckless... more and more human nature these days and not only in Thailand.

PS... I have encountered as many and certainly more on a % basis of farang drivers being twice as rude as the Thai's... so you see... it's the lax law enforcement not the people in general.

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All of these driving issues can be easily fixed. Give me the authority and I’ll fix it inside of a month!

I get totally bored of reading about new initiatives and new ideas to reduce fatalities. This isn’t Cold Fusion they are trying to solve!  Many counties already know how to reduce traffic accidents. Invite people to show you, or jump on a plane (No U.K. pass required) and take a look what they do. It’s so easy. 

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Drunk drivers caught between Monday and Sunday next week, during the time of the holiday, are more likely be jailed without suspension if convicted.

Got the feeling that the uniforms will fill up their pockets nicely next week...

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4 hours ago, Skip said:

The Thai drivers are no different than any other in the world where traffic laws are lax at best... when there are no penalties for being reckless they will be reckless... more and more human nature these days and not only in Thailand.

PS... I have encountered as many and certainly more on a % basis of farang drivers being twice as rude as the Thai's... so you see... it's the lax law enforcement not the people in general.

Sorry Skip that is a load of C…

Its 95% of Thais driving on wrong side of road !

50% don’t have licences!

And the speeding and overtaking is the most dangerous in the world!

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13 hours ago, Grant said:

Sorry Skip that is a load of C…

Its 95% of Thais driving on wrong side of road !

50% don’t have licences!

And the speeding and overtaking is the most dangerous in the world!

I take it that you have never been to the Philippines or Mexico or Brazil... to name a few.

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