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Passengers in the back of pick-up trucks is strictly prohibited

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Another new income coming their way... ::)

Why not, one more good reason for them to start going down hard. Or you prefer them taxing your beer rather than fining all of those subnormal road users who contribute making everybody's life more miserable than necessary?
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''General Reprieve for pickup passengers. Road safety law to be amended.
Police will give only a verbal warning to passengers who ride in the rear space or beds of pickup trucks pending a new law. However, police vowed to get tough on the speed limits of pickup trucks, which is capped at 80kph.''

80 kph ?

Just btw, I saw a pick up flying along yesterday with 8 on the bed and another 6/8 on the 'frame'.

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 The new law requires  passengers in as pick up tray while well intended is a real imposition on most thai family's the affects of it as far reaching
Eg the trades  man how will he move his workers now ? By mini bus
The family wanting a day out /visit a restaurant ?
This will affect a lot of  business
Agree better road rules inforcement but that costs


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When is a strictly prohibited act not strictly prohibited?  :D When it's in Thailand!


Pickups can carry holiday revellers, government says


You can ride in the back of a pickup truck during the New Year holiday season despite it being against the law, Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department director-general Chayaphon Thitisak said on Tuesday.

He acknowledged the National Council for Peace and Order ban on the practice deemed unsafe, but said the government understood it has long been the norm and the ban is not enforced.

Chayaphon warned, though, that anyone doing so should for their own safety not sit on the edges of the truck bed or drink alcohol while travelling. He said his department, as its main mission for this New Year, has been encouraging people to respect traffic laws. “We will use every social measure to prevent accidents on the roads during the holidays,” he said. “We encourage communities and families to look after one another and make sure everyone is complying with road safety regulations.”

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30334821

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He acknowledged the National Council for Peace and Order ban on the practice deemed unsafe, but said he government understood it has long been the norm and the ban is not enforced

Does that mean insurance companies are bound to refund medical treatment for those passengers in case of accidents?
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He acknowledged the National Council for Peace and Order ban on the practice deemed unsafe, but said he government understood it has long been the norm and the ban is not enforced

Does that mean insurance companies are bound to refund medical treatment for those passengers in case of accidents?

Good point, Anton.

Something else that seems to have been missed in all of this is that, 9 times out of 10, when someone gets arrested they are handcuffed to the rail in a police pick up bed. So I guess this means that:

a) The police need to purchase new or convert existing vehicles that allow an arrested person to travel safely. I hope none of the NCPO or their associates have vehicle dealerships or conversion shops as this might end up in another case for the anti corruption squad.

b) The police and the arrested person wait around at the scene of the arrest until one of the few vehicles that the police have that can transport the arrested person safely turns up. This will waste valuable police time. They are already stretched as it is, what with having to stand around at the side of the road waiting for VIP's and the royal family to zoom past in their motorcades as well as operate traffic lights and put up vehicle road checks.

c) Just throw the arrested person in the back of the pick up anyway. After all, if there is an accident and the arrested person gets thrown out of the pick up and dies it will just mean one more criminal off of the streets and the prisons are overcrowded enough already. Except that there is always that annoying innocent until proven guilty thing.

d) Just don't arrest anyone unless you are in walking distance of the police station.
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Four killed and 15 others injured in two-car collision in Si Sa Ket

Four persons were killed and 15 others sustained injuries after two pick up trucks collided in Si Sa Ket’s Kantharalak district yesterday (Dec 28).

Kantharalak district police said initial questioning revealed that the collision happened after Sutin Inchuen, a driver of one pick up truck, swerved to avoid hitting a dog but lost control and crashed on the side of an oncoming pickup truck, driven Cham Saisuna, on Kantharalak-Ban Don Ao road.

Sutin and three other passengers in his vehicle died at the scene, while 12 other passengers injured.

Mr Cham and two passengers in his vehicle, including his wife and his child, were also injured.

All were later admitted to Kantharalak hospital for treatment.

Exact cause is still under investigation by police.

Source - Thai PBS 29.12.2017
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I wish he used of that power to go down hard on all of those filthy exhaust pipes and on all of those noisy retouched engines


2 videos uploaded today. They talk about racing, betting, speeding at over 200 kph somewhere around Korat.


<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YonZYKstMek" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YonZYKstMek</a>


<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48D27jdFwQc" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48D27jdFwQc</a>
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2 videos uploaded today.


Another video of that sort uploaded yesterday. Location: Korat. The guy isn't even wearing a helmet. Where is the police?


<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijZ3gN2WM8U" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijZ3gN2WM8U</a>
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I wish he used of that power to go down hard on all of those filthy exhaust pipes and on all of those noisy retouched engines. If they don't do it now, when will they?

Two years later, a long awaited headline: "POLICE EXAMINING NOISY EXHAUSTS IN PATTAYA"

Something finally moving in the right direction? Will they implement it in all major cities?
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