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Merry Christmas - 1,000 baht fines for not wearing helmets in Bangkok

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Merry Christmas - 1,000 baht fines for not wearing helmets in Bangkok

 

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Motorcyclists without helmets in Bangkok will be slapped with 1,000 baht fines from December 25th.

 

And their bikes will be taken away until they get one.

 

The new 'get tough' law applies to passengers on the back also, said deputy commissioner Jiraphat Phoomjit announcing a three step plan to help with one of the major causes of death on the roads in the capital.

 

All 88 police stations have been told to strictly enforce the law. A warning stage - from the 11th to the 17th is now over.

 

From today until the 24th comes stage two - people without helmets will not be issued with fines but will have their bikes taken away until they come back with a helmet.

 

But from the 25th 1,000 baht fines - the top whack available - will be issued along with the confiscation of the bike until riders come back with headgear.

 

Deputy Jiraphat said that 100% compliance was the target. Just letting motorcyclists go after a small fine was not the answer.

 

He said there were 3,400,000 motorcycles in Bangkok and getting tough on helmet usage would play a significant part in lowering death and injury in accidents.

 

INN reported the story indicating that it was not a New Year crackdown, but a permanent measure in the city.

 

Source: INN

 
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32 minutes ago, webfact said:

Just letting motorcyclists go after a small fine was not the answer.

It's funny how approximately 66 million people could see this, but the 'powers that be' could not !

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1 hour ago, peperobi said:

And what happens with the peoples that carrying 2 or more passenger on the bike? 

There's room for one or two more!

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 So can I report the Many Police & Army Cadets who I always see Not Wearing a Helmet then?

 What a crock of bullsh*t.

 If they were serious about this law, they should have Zero tollerence on Everyone.

 But they never do, so who gives a toss then?

 "Confiscate their motorcycle" this stupid idea was made by a retard on benefits.

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Yet they still can't be bothered with getting them off the pavements, something that supposedly merits a fine up to 5,000 baht, and with enough offenders to keep them busy 24/7.

 

What am I saying? Keeping busy is what the RTP doesn't want.

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