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Anti drink driving campaign urges Thai motorists to fit dash cams ahead of Songkran holidays to "help lower road accidents"

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Anti drink driving campaign urges Thai motorists to fit dash cams ahead of Songkran holidays to "help lower road accidents"

 

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BANGKOK: -- The head of Thailand's anti drink driving foundation has said that the fitting of dash cams can help lower the number of accidents on the Thai roads.

 

Dr Thaejing Siriphanit has urged Thai motorists to fit the cameras to their vehicles in advance of the holidays, Sanook reported.

 

Explaining the move he said that the cameras helped to put pressure on people through the internet and social media to drive more responsible.

 

Footage was uploaded quickly, he said, and the naming and shaming of people could help with improving driving standards.

 

He also said that the cameras were also excellent as an extra pair of eyes and ears for the understaffed police in resolving accident disputes and in evidence gathering.

 

With this in mind he said that a fair has been set up in Pathumwan, Bangkok, on April 1st and 2nd where half a dozen leading manufacturers of dash cams from China would be selling reliable products at cheap prices.

 

Source: Sanook

 

 
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death rate = ???? another record? put the car keys in a safe and lock them away for 8 days and we will talk on the other side if not RIP nice knowing you

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By the time the drunk driver is caught on a dashcam, it's usually too late.

 

 

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Right so I install a dash cam and everyone around me is suddenly going to adopt a calm rational mind set, respect other road user and obey the road rules.  Tell him his dreaming, nothing will change.

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Can we blame dash cams for deaths on the road, also? Win-win. 

 

 

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And, so all the other companies selling dash cams are no good. Because they aren't made in (big brothers) Chinese company.

 

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Its hard to believe the stuff thats news here.

But in defence of the country there needs to be more police ,but i guess a dash cam will have to do.

Hope cheap from china isnt the usual cheap stuff from china.

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All a dash cam does for them is create new Facebook and YouTube content.

 

I approve. Bring on the carnage in 1080 HD.

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1 hour ago, Thechook said:

Right so I install a dash cam and everyone around me is suddenly going to adopt a calm rational mind set, respect other road user and obey the road rules.  Tell him his dreaming, nothing will change.

you need to paint your camera a bright color or no one will know you have it. once they see you have it they will modify their behavior.

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Yes, how true. Those dash cams really do "help lower the number of accidents". 

Now where's me dash cam and magical amulet...?

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2 hours ago, jaltsc said:

"The head of Thailand's anti drink driving foundation has said that the fitting of dash cams can help lower the number of accidents on the Thai roads."

 

How can he expect Thais to figure out how to use dash cams when they haven't mastered the use of rear view/side view mirrors (They aren't there to check your make up, and if your hair is messed up? Really?)  and turn signals?

 

They will most likely turn the cam around so they can watch themselves as they are driving. In the end, they will help cause more road crashes.

a dashcam over a phone would only make a significant reduction 

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And he also states...."naming and shaming....." so by this statement the driver of the offending vehicle that has been "dash-cammed" will have his name plus his car rego number posted on social media...right!!...how the hell is anybody going to get the ACTUAL drivers name......thats if the Chinese made cams actually work 

 

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Roll on Songkran...let's see if Thailand can break last years Songkran road death toll......if it broken all those who rushed in to buy a dashcam following this "dash cam promotion" should be entitled to a refund.....

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3 hours ago, ezzra said:

This guy got the dash cam concept all wrong here, this is a good an idea

of putting rubber band on your wallet to prevent you from spending money,

the answer is more police presence with breathalyzers and immediate revocation

of licenses and vehicle confiscations......

 

Probably plenty of cops. Just need some that actually do their jobs.

 

First thing I'd do is get them out of those spandex solar panel uniforms & put them in baggy khaki (beige) uniforms.

 

I know I'd stay inside all day if I had to wear super tight, dark brown clothes in the tropics.

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This announcement sponsored by ThinkWare Dashcam, the trendsetters in safety tech.

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The only thing this will create is a bumper harvest of collision videos.  YouTube would be inundated with those crash videos.

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