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Entertainment venue and nightlife operators are fervently pushing for a 4am closing time and have gained support from many key government officials. But a protest outside Government House pushed back against a later curfew, fueled by victims of drunk drivers and a coalition of anti-drink driving activists. The 4am curfew extension is expected to be officially proposed to the Cabinet for approval at its weekly meeting on November 15. Famous nightlife spots like Patong in Phuket, Khao San Road in Bangkok, Ao Nang in Krabi, and Koh Lak in Phang Nga top the list of areas that would be considered […]

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3 hours ago, Skipalong said:

Drunks killing drunks... win/win

Nothing good happens after midnight

It’s not drunks killing drunks and even if it was that is not a win/win for anyone. This is also a case of drunks killing anyone. Sober people included. 

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19 hours ago, Soidog said:

It’s not drunks killing drunks and even if it was that is not a win/win for anyone. This is also a case of drunks killing anyone. Sober people included. 

Sober people are rarely out between 2 and 4 AM... 

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11 minutes ago, Skipalong said:

Sober people are rarely out between 2 and 4 AM... 

You are missing the point. This is not the first time Thai business owners have put money before public safety. If you don’t get burnt to death in a nightclub then you’ll probably get hit by a drunk driver on the way home. All the wins! 

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15 minutes ago, Skipalong said:

Sober people are rarely out between 2 and 4 AM... 

If the clubs close at 4, you easily get drunk hazard on the roads until 7.

There are working people on the roads from 4 30.

Harsher penalties for offenders is the way not curfews.

 

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2 minutes ago, Fanta said:

You are missing the point. This is not the first time Thai business owners have put money before public safety. If you don’t get burnt to death in a nightclub then you’ll probably get hit by a drunk driver on the way home. All the wins! 

What is so wrong with individual responsibility... don't put yourself in dangerous situations... take care of yourself... so many nanny state dependents

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4 minutes ago, Skipalong said:

What is so wrong with individual responsibility... don't put yourself in dangerous situations... take care of yourself... so many nanny state dependents

Nothing wrong with individual responsibility and I agree that some are overly coddled. The issue is that later closing hours means more drunks behind the wheel and, without an increased police effort, that means incidents of drunk driving and the resultant accidents will be more prevalent. Designated drivers, taxi passengers, pedestrians and the general public shouldn’t be placed at extra risk for profit. Get the bar, pub & night club owners to pay part of their newly found profits towards increased drink driving testing and traffic patrol. 

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1 hour ago, Skipalong said:

Sober people are rarely out between 2 and 4 AM... 

Apart from all the people who work at night or shift workers or truck drivers or taxi drivers or road maintenance teams or security guards etc etc. You need to get out more and see what a 24 hour world we live in these days

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