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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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Presumably this is so Thais can earn more money by posting videos of all the spectacular accidents on facebook and youtube :saai:

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ID: 27   Posted (edited)

Surely with the dash cam may not help up but with it installed in my vehicle definitely work.

 

If a traffic accident happen, normally both parties will start to argue and only little will amit they are wrong as the dash cam may help us to proof it. As sometime, because we are the foreigner driver (communication issue). We can show the cam to the police officer to protect ourselves as sometimes we know that local side local.

 

There is few time, I been stopped in the police stop and when the policeman talking to me saw my dash cam, he just told me to carry on my way. In the pass without the cam, they will question a lot of thing like; where you come from, can we make friend, can I have your contact number, can you b.............

 

My advice is better to have it installed just in cause.

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How does it reduce the death rate?

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It will just produce better records of how people died... Sad sad sad...

 

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1 minute ago, leither69 said:

How does it reduce the death rate?

Definitely the dash cam can't reduce death or save a life. As accident is cause by human attitude, weather, road conditions, vehicle condition and many many........

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I think in today's world all new cars should be fitted with them as standard!

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4 hours ago, esprit said:

Another load of total Thai BS

What's another load of total Thai BS? The majority of Thai drivers and riders are not fit to be on the road.:crazy:

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Told it a million times: exploit that idiotic face culture. Dash cams work because of the shaming.

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Omg lets all get a dash camera I got a better idea Lets pull over the drivers and test them fro drink driving Oh no i mentioned work for the police Sorry guys was just a thought I really got a nerve asking the police to do there jobs have I not?:partytime2:

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....how about teaching thais how to drive first ?

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2 hours ago, jaywalker said:

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.

Tight shirts[made of polyester] designed to absorb heat and highlight the beer gut, I wonder how that all got started. Light coloured cotton garments are essential for the tropics. White short sleeve shirts with dark blue blue chinos are ideal for a proper police force if Thailand ever gets round to having one, which we know won't ever happen. Expect to see the BIB just sitting by the side of the road collecting money for decades to come.

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1 minute ago, Jeremy50 said:

Tight shirts[made of polyester] designed to absorb heat and highlight the beer gut, I wonder how that all got started. Light coloured cotton garments are essential for the tropics. White short sleeve shirts with dark blue blue chinos are ideal for a proper police force if Thailand ever gets round to having one, which we know won't ever happen. Expect to see the BIB just sitting by the side of the road collecting money for decades to come.

I'm a medium sized guy & had to wear coveralls in Kuwait.

 

I'd always buy them about 2 sizes too big just for air flow & always had the beige color.

 

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Yeah the BIB would probably be more active if they weren't sizzling like bacon every time they stepped outside.

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Yeah if I decide to drive whilst pissed up I'll be removing my camera.

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8 minutes ago, Don Mega said:

Yeah if I decide to drive whilst pissed up I'll be removing my camera.

Odds are the cop will be as drunk as you are.

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Just now, jaywalker said:

Odds are the cop will be as drunk as you are.

Most likely.

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2 minutes ago, Don Mega said:

Most likely.

Actually happened to friend. He had a retirement visa & had to blast off to Hua Hin within 24 hours of hitting Swampy so he could report to immigration.

 

We worked together in Kuwait, so no reason for him to make up the story.

 

2 cops stopped him. He was sober, they wreaked of booze & one was puking.

 

He gave them 200 baht & continued on.

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6 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......

 

You really think that will happen? Better chance pigs flying backwards then that happening? Means they actually have to do ( What is that dirty word to Thais) WORK

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8 hours ago, webfact said:

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

 

A government official promoting social media hmmm. 

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For the sake of disclosure I do not own a car and do not driver here but a dash cam seems to me to be the first accessory you should buy when purchasing a car here or put it on your birthday and Christmas list. It could prove worth its weight in gold some day.

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3 minutes ago, elgordo38 said:

A government official promoting social media hmmm. 

Only if you toe the official line.

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6 minutes ago, elgordo38 said:

A government official promoting social media hmmm. 

Read again. Not a government official.

 

This to some extent explains the pussyfooting around the real problem along with a sympathetic reference to the police (who happen to be the real problem).

 

He is promoting something however. A trade fair selling dash cams. Vested interest, perhaps.

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3 hours ago, possum1931 said:

What's another load of total Thai BS? The majority of Thai drivers and riders are not fit to be on the road.:crazy:

I agree they are not fit to be on the road.. My BS comment was in response to the suggestions that dash cam would reduce accidents. I think you misunderstood my comment.

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Why do these gits always focus on the peripheral stuffs? How stupid can they be, if they haven't realised by now, that the ONE and ONLY reason (most of the time) for road accidents is the idiot behind the wheel? It's always the fault of the vehicle, its parts, the weather - even the amulet for not yielding enough protective power. But never the driver.

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ID: 50   Posted (edited)

Jeez, where do they get these people with all the great ideas.  :saai:

 

Of course dash cams don't prevent accidents or drunk driving.  They are as usual as the police.  Show up after the fact, fill out a report and scrape the dead bodies off the highway.  Wash.  Rinse.  Repeat.

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