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    How are Thais going to get home?

    My Mary just can't stop talking about this Thailand subject and keeps showing me pictures off of the web to back up Thailands latest development. I looked on here for a thread on this but there appears to be none.
    The law forbidding anyone to ride on the back of an open truck as a passenger is to be in forced to bring down road fatalities.

    According to Mary Thais are stirred up about this and voices of opposition are being written about it on the Internet .

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    My wife mentioned about this today, think it is another BKK law that has not been thought out.
    Song tows are pick up trucks, long seats, as called, are they outlawed, farm workers and families all go in the back of a pick up truck.

    Can't be enforced, outside of BKK, if even there going to be hard, most of the school buses out my way, are flat deck trucks, kids sit on benches, covered, but plenty sit on thr roof.

    Kind of doubt they will be taken of the road and replace with real buses.

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    Yup, Thailand and Thais would really need to develop for this to work.


    Best they just stay where they are, picking their noses and dying by the busload (literally) every year.

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    Looks like they are going to delay the enforcement.

    Prayut postpones new road safety regulations

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    i dunno how it works in the rest of the anglosphere but in the UK it's very hard to get away with car offences for very long, and the penalties tend to have an impact. it's hard to see what impactful penalties could ever be enforced in toyland, even if they had checkpoints everywhere catching people.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQVmkDUkZT4

    we are all figments of our own imagination.

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    They've got no chance of enforcing this up here.
    The mountain folk will just laugh at it.
    Silly buggers in Bangkok have no idea.

    The boggling minds meander on.


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    ^^555!. They really are masters of mediocrity when it comes to thinking things thru .

    Anyway the annual cull (aka Songkran) is about to begin and once the carnage is over and all the blood washed off the streets, the law will come into play. Maybe.

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    i heard its being enforced solely for Songkran, sitting in the cab behind the driver and passenger is outlawed too

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainNemo View Post
    i dunno how it works in the rest of the anglosphere
    Enforcement of laws and a police force not born from, and designed to run solely on corruption and criminality. Thus the rules are respected and if you break them you can expect to be fined, which is better than breaking them and quite possible dying live on Facebook while people make Oh-Hohhh sounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamescollister View Post
    My wife mentioned about this today, think it is another BKK law that has not been thought out.
    Song tows are pick up trucks, long seats, as called, are they outlawed, farm workers and families all go in the back of a pick up truck.

    Can't be enforced, outside of BKK, if even there going to be hard, most of the school buses out my way, are flat deck trucks, kids sit on benches, covered, but plenty sit on thr roof.

    Kind of doubt they will be taken of the road and replace with real buses.
    If the back of the pick up has a roof then there is no ban.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    i heard its being enforced solely for Songkran, sitting in the cab behind the driver and passenger is outlawed too
    Begins after songkran to allow people to travel home unrestricted. Presumably the authorities don't care if they die on the way.

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    On Thai social networks folks are posting pics of army troop carriers, open backed passengers.
    Thais are complaining that they are too poor to afford other transportation, and saying that at least Thaksin would have made them better off so they could upgrade their transportation before introducing this enforcement.

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    Thaksin would have imported a 100,000 London red buses and revolutionised Thailand's public transport infrastructure making it a convenient, safe, organised, affordable for all country wide.




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    My wife told me about this yesterday since it was on the Thai news. I just laughed and said they will be unable to enforce it and they will change their minds in a few days. Up here in the NE, many Thais don't even have a TV. Short notice, no enforcement, wont happen.

    Not allowing Thais to ride in the back of a pickup in Isaan is fighting words. Silly really.

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    When is the crackdown on 3 kids riding a scooter to school going to happen? Oh right, wouldn't want to inconvenience people, I suppose.

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    Love the new phone ad on the bus behind Thaksin, bird on the left isn't very attractive though

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    Thai logic: if I cant overload my truck with bodies...



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    Feckers aren't so dumb after all.

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    they will change their minds in a few days.
    They have. It's going to start after Songkran now.

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    ^
    Link?

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    TV news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Immigrunt View Post
    TV news.
    Don't watch Thai news.

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    รอง ผบ.ตร. แถลงผ่อนปรนให้ประชาชนสามารถนั่งท้ายกระบะ และในแคบได้จนถึงช่วงเทศกาลสงกรานต์ แต่ห้ามนั่งขอบกระบะเด็ดขาด ส่วนมาตรการคาดเข็มขัดนิรภัยกับสวมหมวกกันน็อคยังบัง คับใช้เหมือนเดิม พลตำรวจเอก เดชณรงค์ สุทธิชาญบัญชา รองผู้บัญชาการตำรวจแห่งชาติ ในฐานะโฆษก สตช. และกรมการขนส่งทางบก แถลงด่วนเมื่อเวลา 18.00 น. ที่ผ่านมา ที่สำนักงานตำรวจแห่งชาติ ว่าตั้งแต่วันนี้ ถึงวันที่ 17 เมษายน คือช่วงเทศกาลสงกรานต์ ให้ประชาชนนั่ง ท้ายกระบะ - แคบรถกระบะ ของรถยนต์ได้ โดยจะผ่อนผันให้ก่อนโดยไม่จับปรับ ตามที่ คณะรักษาความสงบแห่งชาติ (คสช.) ออกคำสั่ง ห้ามนั่งแค็บรถกระบะ พร้อมระบุว่า พลเอก ประยุทธ์ จันทร์โอชา นายกรัฐมนตรี ได้ผ่อนปรน เลื่อนจับปรับผู้ที่ใช้รถกระบะผิดประเภท-ไม่ปรับคนนั่งหลังที่ไม่คาดเข็มขัด โดยให้เจ้าหน้าที่ใช้การตักเตือนแทน ทั้งนี้จะให้พ้นช่วงเทศกาลสงกรานต์ออกไปก่อน หลังสงกรานต์หารือเรื่องนี้อีกครั้ง ทั้งนี้ ยังกำชับตำรวจทั่วประเทศ เน้นจับกุมผู้กระทำผิดกรณีเมาแล้วขับ, ไม่คาดเข็มขัดนิรภัย,ไม่สวมหมวกกันน็อค สำหรับรถจักรยานยนต์ เน้นจับปรับกรณีขับเร็ว และไม่มีใบอนุญาตขับขี่ ส่วนค่าปรับและโทษนั้น ให้เป็นไปตามกฎหมายและดุลพินิจของเจ้าพนักงาน
    ??????! ?????????????????????-?????????????????? - VoiceTV You can sit in the back of a pick-up but not on the edges over Songkran.

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    ^^^^ It has been posted in this thread already - by Barty, post 4.

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    These junta idiots do not have a clue about how the poor farmers and their workers survive, I see an uprising soon?

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