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Bangkok motorcyclists beware! - no license and cops will take your bike!

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ID: 21   Posted

2 hours ago, topt said:

And where did they get this figure from? I renewed 3 weeks ago and it was 325 baht.......

 

Just checked and probably refers to a car as my compulsory insurance for a truck was 645 baht

Does that not depend on size of the bike? 

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ID: 22   Posted

Hogs rule..CS 750

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ID: 23   Posted

43 minutes ago, Namplik said:

Does that not depend on size of the bike? 

Don't know but even if it is for the average user it is still not going to cost them anywhere near 600 baht.

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2 hours ago, KhunBENQ said:

Collecting the uninsured motorbikes in the village(s) would seriously calm traffic :biggrin:

As well as the underage unlicensed. One family bought a 9 year old a small motorbike which has since been discarded  and now just short of 11 she rides around on a full sized one.

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ID: 25   Posted

Next week's headlines:

 

Commerce grinds to a halt in Bangkok as a large percentage of deliveries cease, and vast numbers of employees can't get to work in the morning...

 

The Elite won't stand for it.

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6 hours ago, Sure said:

Nevermind motorcyclists, what about car drivers driving illegally?

What do you mean never mind motorcyclists? What nonsense. Do you never walk on Bangkoks pavements?

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4 hours ago, topt said:

And where did they get this figure from? I renewed 3 weeks ago and it was 325 baht.......

 

Just checked and probably refers to a car as my compulsory insurance for a truck was 645 baht

Last time I renewed my motorbike licence I did not need the insurance , do the mean the motor bike registration? 

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4 hours ago, Bangkok Barry said:

The 'crackdown' will last until the middle of next week and then be forgotten. Like every other 'crackdown'.

What???? That's more than the usual 24 hours.

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ID: 29   Posted

Until there is a proper patrol for law enforcement they can only dream of controlling anything. 

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ID: 30   Posted

3 hours ago, KhunBENQ said:

Collecting the uninsured motorbikes in the village(s) would seriously calm traffic :biggrin:

Yes, and the local schoolkids won't have their transport to get to school:cheesy:

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ID: 31   Posted

bangkok motorcyclists beware: they will do it, albeit several days... 2 weeks tops!

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ID: 32   Posted

Hang on a smakking min, what about the rest of the country.they just don't give a shit do they,Police the law throughout the country otherwise don't bother.

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ID: 33   Posted

Sub will for 'might' and 'maybe' and add 'after twenty year plan' and I might believe this. 

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ID: 34   Posted (edited)

3 hours ago, digger70 said:

Hang on a smakking min, what about the rest of the country.they just don't give a shit do they,Police the law throughout the country otherwise don't bother.

 

Naw... Bangkok is its own little world of weirdness, with strange laws singling out motorcyclists apparently, because they're a lower class of people than automobile drivers. Requiring motorbikes to keep to the far left is probably a big reason why motorbike fatalities are so high in Thailand. But too... Motorbikes can't use one or another (or several) bridges? How is that fair or right? Motorbikes can't go on this or that flyover, but must instead plunge down into the crowded intersection below and take ten minutes to navigate an area than should take ten seconds? Why? Motorbikes and motorcycles can't use the toll roads? Why not? Maybe the small ones don't have enough power, but the rest do.

 

The real problem with traffic in Bangkok is that they oversold automobiles, complete with government subsidies for their purchase a few years ago. Now motorcyclists are expected to pay the price? If the folks in Bangkok really want to reduce traffic congestion, then reduce the number of automobiles and trucks on the roadways. Implement odd/even driving days based on license plate numbers, for example. Or, subsidize the replacement of large autos and trucks with motorcycles. You could probably park ten motorbikes in the space of one automobile.

 

Motorbikes and motorcycles are not the problem. Autos and trucks are what's crowding the roadways there, but then too, traffic flow in Bangkok was never designed. The flow was never thought out in any way, so far as i can tell. If they really want to optimize the mess they have, then maybe they should give bonus points to motorcyclists who park and drive on the sidewalks. That way, the people playing with their kids and talking on their cell phones in their cars and trucks will have more room in which to clog the roads while doing nothing.

 

But no need for "laws" that are discriminatory. You don't want motorbikes/motorcycles on this flyover, bridge, or tollway? Fine. Then no autos or trucks on the next flyover, bridge or tollway, and only motorbikes and motorcycles there. Send all the cars and trucks down into that intersection under the flyover. Tell all the car and truck drivers that they can still cross the river by going to some obscure location and loading their vehicles onto some ferry like boat thing.

 

But whatever you do -- keep all that Bangkok weirdness in Bangkok. The rest of the country surely doesn't need it.

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ID: 35   Posted

While making sure riders are licensed is a good thing it won't make them any safer of a rider. Big fines for no helmet, wrong way, etc will help some.

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ID: 36   Posted

15 hours ago, Destiny1990 said:

Excellent, but what are the speedlimits for motorbikes in Bangkok?

can we have the speed limits for on the road and on the pavement

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ID: 37   Posted

This is a good start  and I hope they not only enforce it, but continue this and if  a driver is caught more than once they

lose their motorbike for good.

Geezer

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15 hours ago, Monkeyrobot said:

Last time I renewed my motorbike licence I did not need the insurance , do the mean the motor bike registration? 

See what I was quoting in post 10 - clear now...........:coffee1: 

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ID: 39   Posted

If they want people to have Thai DLs it should be required to rent a bike.

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ID: 40   Posted

On 5/12/2017 at 1:36 PM, topt said:

And where did they get this figure from? I renewed 3 weeks ago and it was 325 baht.......

 

Just checked and probably refers to a car as my compulsory insurance for a truck was 645 baht

600 is for a bike. 325 is for a scooter.

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