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    Phuket crackdown on motorbike sidecars

    Phuket crackdown on motorbike sidecars


    A convoy of salaeng cruise the byways of Phuket encouraging people not to "Vote No" in the run-up to the general election last week.

    PHUKET: Riders of motorcycles with sidecars (salaeng) will be prosecuted if they use the sidecar to carry passengers, the chief of the Phuket Land Transport Office (PTLO) has announced.

    PTLO Chief Teerayout Prasertphol said that drivers who use salaeng for passenger transport do so illegally and present a danger to passengers and other road users.

    Legally-registered salaeng can only be used to transport goods, he said.

    Passenger transport by salaeng is prohibited under Section 14 of the Motor Vehicle Act of of 1979 and violators are subject to a maximum fine of 2,000 baht under Section 60 of the same act, he said.

    In order to prevent the road accidents caused by salaeng and to protect the rights of operators of legally-registered vehicles, the PLTO is also asking motorbike owners not to illegally affix sidecars to vehicles, he said.

    Owners of legally registered salaeng must not to use them for passenger transport.

    The PTLO will prosecute violators, he warned.
    Phuket Gazette

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    SO 3, 4, 5 passengers on a little125cc motar bike is still OK? Again confused with Thai logic?

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    thought that was what a sidecar was for?

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    This one,s ok it just passed its 20 year MOT test


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    ^Those guys perform a valuable service.

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    some guys around here run the as taxi's I'll try and get some photo's

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    Ah sweet, yet another Phuket 'crackdown'.

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    Tuk Tuk drivers being protected??

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    2,000baht fine for people that can't afford a car, I find it quite sad when they clamp down on the poorest of the poor, I'm pretty sure given the choice they would much rather be in a nice air con car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    2,000baht fine for people that can't afford a car, I find it quite sad when they clamp down on the poorest of the poor, I'm pretty sure given the choice they would much rather be in a nice air con car.
    Yip, now I bet the jet ski bastards are next

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