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#1 webfact

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Posted 2013-04-23 12:07:01

Police post photos of drunk drivers on Facebook
By Coconuts Bangkok

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BANGKOK: -- Metropolitan police have started to take drunk driving more seriously. Apart from traffic tickets issued at checkpoints, drunk drivers will now likely face public embarrassment, as their photos will be posted on Facebook.

Metropolitan Police deputy chief Pol Maj Gen Worasak Noppasitthiporn this Saturday released the first photoset of drunk drivers on his Facebook public page, allowing his 22,000 Facebook fans to browse through the 71 photos. The album attracted 90 likes from netizens.

Worasak’s move follows closely on a wave of public skepticism regarding the traffic police’s alleged double standards in regards to drunk driving citations.

Full story: http://bangkok.cocon...rivers-facebook


-- Coconuts Bangkok 2013-04-23



#2 DocN

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Posted 2013-04-23 12:15:21

They have taken the issue of drunk more seriously...because...they are putting the pics of drunk drivers on facebook?

This is wrong on so many levels...boy...where do I start.

a) if they take the issue more seriously, start with educating people on the dangers of drunk driving. Go to the schools and show children what happens, when you drink ...and drive! Make questions about responsible driving, part of a REAL drivers- license test.

b ) really enforce the law on drunk driving. Punish people severely if they are caught. And punish the BiB taking bribe money instead of issuing penalties.

c) so....suddenly it is okay to "name and shame"???

d) since when did FACEBOOK become part of the Thai- justice system?

 

...I could continue, but I feel so...tired....bah.gif


Edited by DocN, 2013-04-23 12:15:35.


#3 caykay

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Posted 2013-04-23 12:24:27

This will most likely prevent nothing instead engendering some strong hatred for the BiB.  They're quite clueless when it comes to enforcing the law (their one and only job)


Edited by caykay, 2013-04-23 12:47:57.


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Posted 2013-04-23 12:29:18

I wonder how posting pictures of alleged drunk drivers by a government organisation (i.e. the RTPF) may conflict with the defamation law? Assuming DUI (driving under influence) will result in a charge to be ruled on by a judge, posting the picture AFTER found guilty shouldn't be a problem.



#5 Pimay1

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Posted 2013-04-23 12:30:38

From the article:

Last week, a model posted a photo that she took with a police officer, boasting that she was not punished, despite a breathalyzer test that revealed she had consumed a large amount of alcohol.

 

Absolutely NO double standards.



#6 fotog

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Posted 2013-04-23 12:33:22

How about making them wear a 'Hello Kitty' armband as the police did to their officers who were not doing their jobs properly a few years back (2008?). Now that's what I call a proper punishment / deterrent for drunk drivers.



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Posted 2013-04-23 12:39:38

From the article:

Last week, a model posted a photo that she took with a police officer, boasting that she was not punished, despite a breathalyzer test that revealed she had consumed a large amount of alcohol.

 

Absolutely NO double standards.

I bet she was punished in a special kind of way.



#8 Pimay1

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Posted 2013-04-23 12:43:30

I haven't seen the photos. Are the police standing behind pointing at the drunk drivers?



#9 FarangTalk

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Posted 2013-04-23 12:45:24

Yet again we see what a farce the 'justice system' is here.



#10 Halion

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Posted 2013-04-23 13:08:00

They have taken the issue of drunk more seriously...because...they are putting the pics of drunk drivers on facebook?

This is wrong on so many levels...boy...where do I start.

a) if they take the issue more seriously, start with educating people on the dangers of drunk driving. Go to the schools and show children what happens, when you drink ...and drive! Make questions about responsible driving, part of a REAL drivers- license test.

b ) really enforce the law on drunk driving. Punish people severely if they are caught. And punish the BiB taking bribe money instead of issuing penalties.

c) so....suddenly it is okay to "name and shame"???

d) since when did FACEBOOK become part of the Thai- justice system?

 

...I could continue, but I feel so...tired....bah.gif

You hit the nail right on the head. Posting pictures of reportedly drunk drivers is ludicrous at best.  Interesting to note that from his 22,000 facebook fans only 90 fans liked.  It is logical to assume that if they really feel that Drunk Driving constitutes a serious problem then in reciprosity the punishment should wholy reflect this concern. Posting pictures does not even come close.

This nation is to a large extent totally ambivilent to public shaming, however, a short jail term large fine and disqualification is more likely to get their attention. This level of retribution should also apply to those driving without a valid licence or those who have been disqualified. 22,000 fans out of a population of 70 + million is a drop in the ocean.



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Posted 2013-04-23 14:31:30

I'm not sure whether face book ethic's committee would like this, I noticed comments into this drunk driving problem , I would like to get a little more serious, so that they get the message , 1st offence vehicle confiscated also for 6 months, 2nd offence 12mths, 3rd forever and given to a charity if it is 1 to 5 years old and in good condition, hit em where it hurts.bah.gif



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Posted 2013-04-23 15:00:40

I wonder how posting pictures of alleged drunk drivers by a government organisation (i.e. the RTPF) may conflict with the defamation law? Assuming DUI (driving under influence) will result in a charge to be ruled on by a judge, posting the picture AFTER found guilty shouldn't be a problem.

 

AFTER found guilty, looking through the bars of a cell. That works for me.
 



#13 Greer

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Posted 2013-04-23 15:15:26

Bloody hell - every Songkran all we get is people bitching that there are drunk drivers, nobody does anything, double standards, blah blah blah.... - this guy has at the very least thought of trying something new and something that should, in a nation where face is important, help to dissuade people from drink driving, but that's STILL NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR THE BUNCH OF WHINGERS on here.

 

If this move stops even one or two potential accidents and accidents that could cost a life or serious injury, then it has done its job.

 

You are not going to get a single solution to this, yes educate by all means, but that's a very long term process, and we do need something to happen right now - yes, enforce the regulations - so now he is adding a little more disincentive to being caught - public loss of face.

 

Good - at least he is trying...more than can be said of many.



#14 DocN

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Posted 2013-04-23 15:21:55

Bloody hell - every Songkran all we get is people bitching that there are drunk drivers, nobody does anything, double standards, blah blah blah.... - this guy has at the very least thought of trying something new and something that should, in a nation where face is important, help to dissuade people from drink driving, but that's STILL NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR THE BUNCH OF WHINGERS on here.

 

If this move stops even one or two potential accidents and accidents that could cost a life or serious injury, then it has done its job.

 

You are not going to get a single solution to this, yes educate by all means, but that's a very long term process, and we do need something to happen right now - yes, enforce the regulations - so now he is adding a little more disincentive to being caught - public loss of face.

 

Good - at least he is trying...more than can be said of many.

What drugs are you on?

P1$$1ng from a bridge into a river and laughing about it, is doing something, too...I guess!

There is a REAL problem here and this needs REAL solutions!

Not one guy going rouge and posting random pictures on Facebook!

On what base is he doing this?

Is there a law, that allows this?

No!

Are there many laws that regulate drunk driving?

I guess so!

Are they enforced?

No way!

And please: facebook?

seriously?



#15 JetsetBkk

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Posted 2013-04-23 15:54:44

I wonder how posting pictures of alleged drunk drivers by a government organisation (i.e. the RTPF) may conflict with the defamation law? Assuming DUI (driving under influence) will result in a charge to be ruled on by a judge, posting the picture AFTER found guilty shouldn't be a problem.


Yes, I can see the law suit now: "But I wasn't drunk, it was my ear medicine!"

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Posted 2013-04-23 16:26:06

Bloody hell - every Songkran all we get is people bitching that there are drunk drivers, nobody does anything, double standards, blah blah blah.... - this guy has at the very least thought of trying something new and something that should, in a nation where face is important, help to dissuade people from drink driving, but that's STILL NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR THE BUNCH OF WHINGERS on here.

 

If this move stops even one or two potential accidents and accidents that could cost a life or serious injury, then it has done its job.

 

You are not going to get a single solution to this, yes educate by all means, but that's a very long term process, and we do need something to happen right now - yes, enforce the regulations - so now he is adding a little more disincentive to being caught - public loss of face.

 

Good - at least he is trying...more than can be said of many.

here here



#17 chainarong

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Posted 2013-04-23 16:36:02

Bloody hell - every Songkran all we get is people bitching that there are drunk drivers, nobody does anything, double standards, blah blah blah.... - this guy has at the very least thought of trying something new and something that should, in a nation where face is important, help to dissuade people from drink driving, but that's STILL NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR THE BUNCH OF WHINGERS on here.

 

If this move stops even one or two potential accidents and accidents that could cost a life or serious injury, then it has done its job.

 

You are not going to get a single solution to this, yes educate by all means, but that's a very long term process, and we do need something to happen right now - yes, enforce the regulations - so now he is adding a little more disincentive to being caught - public loss of face.

 

Good - at least he is trying...more than can be said of many.

I was under the impression this was for the entire year,who gives a toss about songkran, there's more to the problem than this festival



#18 HarryMilton

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Posted 2013-04-23 17:03:04

What surprises me about this topic is not the banality of using Facebook but the fact that the Deputy Chief of the Metropolitan Police has 22,000 fans.  Who are they, the entire pressganged-into-being-fans Bangkok police force?  I can't imagine anyone wanting to browse his photos, never mind being a fan.



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Posted 2013-04-23 17:48:29


Bloody hell - every Songkran all we get is people bitching that there are drunk drivers, nobody does anything, double standards, blah blah blah.... - this guy has at the very least thought of trying something new and something that should, in a nation where face is important, help to dissuade people from drink driving, but that's STILL NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR THE BUNCH OF WHINGERS on here.
 
If this move stops even one or two potential accidents and accidents that could cost a life or serious injury, then it has done its job.
 
You are not going to get a single solution to this, yes educate by all means, but that's a very long term process, and we do need something to happen right now - yes, enforce the regulations - so now he is adding a little more disincentive to being caught - public loss of face.
 
Good - at least he is trying...more than can be said of many.

What drugs are you on?
P1$$1ng from a bridge into a river and laughing about it, is doing something, too...I guess!
There is a REAL problem here and this needs REAL solutions!
Not one guy going rouge and posting random pictures on Facebook!
On what base is he doing this?
Is there a law, that allows this?
No!
Are there many laws that regulate drunk driving?
I guess so!
Are they enforced?
No way!
And please: facebook?
seriously?


Can you please tell us how you are sure that it is against the law - I suppose wanted posters are as well?

#20 gemini81

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Posted 2013-04-23 17:56:56

Bloody hell - every Songkran all we get is people bitching that there are drunk drivers, nobody does anything, double standards, blah blah blah.... - this guy has at the very least thought of trying something new and something that should, in a nation where face is important, help to dissuade people from drink driving, but that's STILL NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR THE BUNCH OF WHINGERS on here.

 

If this move stops even one or two potential accidents and accidents that could cost a life or serious injury, then it has done its job.

 

You are not going to get a single solution to this, yes educate by all means, but that's a very long term process, and we do need something to happen right now - yes, enforce the regulations - so now he is adding a little more disincentive to being caught - public loss of face.

 

Good - at least he is trying...more than can be said of many.

 

 

Its clear you're one of the whingers too after reading your..whinging.



#21 EveryDayTheSame

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Posted 2013-04-23 18:02:53

Who is going to take pictures of the drunken policemen i wonder?



#22 thhMan

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Posted 2013-04-23 18:11:33

Isnt this against the TOS of facebook?

 

Why dont the police try something revolutionary.... like doing their job!



#23 britinthai

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Posted 2013-04-23 18:12:07

It is not a very good success rate, considering the number of deaths reported during the same period

#24 RogueLeader

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Posted 2013-04-23 18:12:28

Right. No need for the rule of law, the presumption of innocence or legal process then. Glad that's sorted out.



#25 johnsuma

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Posted 2013-04-23 18:17:12

Achhh not good, Facebook is going to be slowest as 40% of these people like to drink and cannot stop it on time... a malady that mainly hit very low level people.





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