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Transport & Traffic / New point system aims to weed out bad drivers
« Last post by thaiga on Today at 01:39:32 PM »
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New point system aims to weed out bad drivers

Police are working toward a new point-cutting system next month to try to weed out bad driver from the streets. And the first step, a ticketing system with a bar code, will be introduced this Sunday.

In the system, each motorist would start with 12 points that would be shaved down as drivers commit traffic offences. When a driver has lost all points, they would be banned for driving for a certain period of time, said Pol Maj-General Ekkarak Limsangkas, chief of the Police Ticket Management project.

Ekkarak said on Thursday that certain details of the project have yet to be worked out, especially how many points would be cut for each type of traffic law violation.

He said his team will create three categories – light, medium and severe offences – which would also have a certain number of points associated with them. Then each of the traffic offences would be assigned to one of the categories.

It is that last step that is so far still being worked out, as the police debate which offence belongs in which category with which number of points.

As a point is lost for a violation, it would not be returned for a year.

If all 12 points were erased, the driver would be banned from the roads for 90 days. If they are banned three times over three years, the Land Transport Department would be notified, they would have their driver’s license annulled, and they would not be allowed to drive for a year.

If they then get their licence back after a year, but again deplete their points, they may lose their right to drive for life, Ekkarak said.

He said his team is still considering a system for retraining drivers before restoring their points.

Ekkarak said if all details are worked out in December, the point-cutting system could be introduced as early as next month.

But first they must link the online database hosting driver’s licences to the database of traffic tickets.

As part of the new system, police will use new tickets with barcodes, which will be automatically recorded into the online ticket system, Ekkarak said.

He said the new barcode traffic tickets will be implemented on Sunday.

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Reducing road accidents top priority for New Year’s Festival

 Putting an emphasis on reducing the number of road accidents, security and law enforcement officials are planning to join forces to provide security and safety for people during the upcoming New Year’s Festival, said Defence spokesman Lt-General Kongcheep Tantrawanich yesterday.

He was speaking after attending a meeting of government authorities tasked with preparing for the New Year’s Festival over the holiday. Prawit Wongsuwon, deputy premier and defence minister, chaired the meeting.

After the meeting, the participants recommended that the government make it a national agenda to reduce road accidents over the holiday period.

Kongcheep said the officials discussed the large number of lives lost in road accidents annually during the festival and year-round. About 22,000 people died and more than a million were injured in road-related accidents last year.

“During the past decade, a large number of people were killed on the road. Most deaths happened at night and the most common causes were recklessness, not respecting traffic laws and drunk driving,” said Kongcheep. “Many people ignored warnings for them to wear helmets and to buckle up that would help them in an accident.

“When there is a road accident, those involved will be tested for their alcohol level,” he warned.

A fund will be created to reward people who record videos or take photos of others violating laws that help lead to the arrest of offenders, he said.

Kongcheep said security authorities are trained and prepared to deal with any security and safety issues that arise during the festival.

“We agree that there is an opportunity for possible violence during the period, so we will make our best efforts to provide security for the public,” he said.

Meanwhile, intelligence authorities will intensify their information-gathering efforts concerning matters of security and drugs-related activities.

Security officials will focus on crowded transportation locations such as public bus terminals, Skytrain and railway stations and airports, he said.

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Where are we going here in the land of smiles, where two kids barely out of school, 16 and 17 yrs old allegedly beat a policeman of 29 to death. alleged to have been beaten by one youth with a wooden club on the face and head. Then fled the scene. Police have charged the two teenagers for murder. Pointless 1 dead 2 locked up, caught on cctv.

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Wacky Races And The Madness Of Driving in Thailand

“It`s slow lorry leading the way, as equally slow pick-up takes ages to pass, followed by sensible but frustrated farang driver keeping a safe distance, on the inside is family of 4 on a motorbike and bringing up the rear but coming at a fast pace is posh black car with blacked out windows! Who is going to win and lose in today’s episode of Thailand Wacky Races?”

Spend 1 hour driving on any road anywhere in Thailand and you`ll witness several examples of bad driving. But is it? Perhaps there are some things you haven`t considered.

Cars in Thailand only have 2 gears. One is very very slow in order to hold up everyone and make a phone call and take 10 minutes to overtake, whilst causing a rolling road block. Slow enough to pull away from traffic lights like a tractor. Slow enough to join a highway whilst not making any attempt to get up to the speed of said highway. And slow enough to turn off the road so that the rear end protrudes back out onto the road.

The other gear is fast. Fast enough to undertake you but just squeeze in front of you before hitting the slow lorry. Fast enough to flash their headlights, coming either way, to say “Get out of my way!”.

The other thing is that Thai drivers are nearly all Buddhists. So like all religions they can pick and choose when to apply it. When a Thai gets behind the wheel of a car, all patience, reasoning, courtesy goes out the window. Like their rubbish parcels.

Another thing you may not be aware of is that very few Thais are taught how to drive by a qualified instructor. One crap driver teaches another and so the production line continues.

There`s also the most oft used but pointless sentence when driving in Bangkok, “Make a U turn where possible”. Yes you`ve missed your turning and the silver tongued, know-it-all GPS voice is trying to help but sounding smug. All U turns are blocked off and you`re getting further and further away from your destination.

There are good reasons why the UN ranks Thailand  No. 2 in the world for road accidents and deaths. So people let`s be careful out there.
Transport & Traffic / Dept of Highways to create 5-10 yr road safety plan
« Last post by thaiga on Yesterday at 08:44:50 PM »
Dept of Highways to create 5-10 yr road safety plan

14 December 2017 (NNT) - The Department of Highways has been tasked with creating a 5-10 year plan on road safety, using the latest construction technology.

Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith spoke during a seminar with department officials, stressing the importance of improving the safety of the country's transportation infrastructure. He said greater transportation safety would enhance Thailand's economic stability and competitiveness.

The minister added that the Department of Highways must adhere to international road safety standards to reduce accidents and called for investment in the latest building technology. He also urged the department to commission roadways in line with the Thailand 4.0 development agenda.

The Department of Highways has been assigned to draft a 5-10 year plan on road safety that addresses the risks of natural disasters, such as mudslides, road subsidence and broken bridges.

Regarding the Bangkok - Nong Khai high-speed railway project, the department will begin laying pillars along the 3.5-kilometer stretch between Klang Dong and Pang Asok on December 21st. Construction is expected to take no more than six months, with other phases of the project to commence soon after.

Half as serious and less / Re: Have a rant
« Last post by nan on Yesterday at 05:58:37 PM »
excuse my quick reaction mr. tum to posts, i mean no harm  :wai  as for smite have a karma from me, as you are the only one apart from the obvious guy that bothers to contribute. i suppose stringing a few words together is not easy for some.
mean and miserable did i once post.

Wing 1 you can see the flames coming out the back when they take off.feel the heat
a chinese friend of mine lives close to there her name is Mel Ting   ::)

General Discussions / Re: Social media clips - I love my gran
« Last post by thaiga on Yesterday at 02:33:30 PM »
What a lovely kid, loves his nan, i don't know what i'd do without her. the clip certainly tugged on a few heartstrings and i should think so too. he's only 8 yrs old, he pedals on a three wheeler bike every day to help her at the market. He wants to look after the woman that has loved and cared for him since being 7 months old.

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Half as serious and less / Re: Have a rant
« Last post by Taman Tun on Yesterday at 12:25:10 AM »
“there's me thinking wing one was a chinese restaurant,so i was wong”

Nan, you deserve at least 10 smites for that one!

Yes, the planes are close, you can see the flames coming out the back when they take off.
Half as serious and less / Re: Have a rant
« Last post by nan on December 13, 2017, 08:51:44 PM »
there's me thinking wing one was a chinese restaurant,so i was wong  ;)

wow! that must be deafening

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