Pick-up sitting ban resurrected for New Year travel

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Pick-up sitting ban resurrected for New Year travel

Post by Wee Jimmy » December 16, 2017, 3:37 pm

Pick-up sitting ban resurrected for New Year travel

A top level ministerial meeting on road safety has told the police to enforce the ban on people sitting in the back, and even the cab, of pick-ups this New Year.
Chaired by deputy premier Prawit Wongsuwan on Thursday word has gone out to police chief Jakthip Chaijinda that the government wants the ban enforced.
It was originally mooted at Songkran in April and the government ministers wanted to know what the police had actually done about that in the meantime.
Now it is felt that it would be a strong measure to limit the numbers killed on the roads again at the latest "deadly time" and Jakthip has been told they want it enforced, reported Thai Rath.
Though the Thai media said that there would be the usual round of warnings leading up to New Year.
The law states that people should not be allowed to travel in the back of pick-ups or even in the "cab" area that is actually only registered for use as carrying goods.
This does not apply to rural areas where pick-ups are used to carry produce and the other exception is "song thaews" licensed people.
Stories about the ban being enforced have been widely shared on social media as the issue could impact millions at New Year.
Source: Thai Rath



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Post by stattointhailand » December 16, 2017, 3:44 pm

"This does not apply to rural areas "

Well that's ok then .... everyone outside BKK can carry on as normal :lol:

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Post by minimiglia » December 16, 2017, 4:22 pm

This lot are totally clueless as to how the majority live.

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Post by parrot » December 16, 2017, 4:24 pm

Wee Jimmy wrote:
December 16, 2017, 3:37 pm
Pick-up sitting ban resurrected for New Year travel

Source: Thai Rath
Any chance you can provide a link for that article?


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Post by stattointhailand » December 16, 2017, 5:26 pm

Great idea to ban it during new year, but nice to know that they couldn't give a flying fig about anyone gets killed during the rest of the year :roll:

Just a question, but are not the back of pick ups classed as "the rear" of the vehicle ........ the same "rear" where the law (even in Thailand) states that ALL PASSENGERS MUST WEAR A SEAT BELT AT ALL TIMES :-k

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Post by neeemu » December 16, 2017, 8:27 pm

I asked a relative about that law, they said its ok if 'no have seatbelt'.
I wasn't convinced either!

I know it's wrong and highly dangerous to do so, more so on the roads of Thailand, but after a long tiring day out somewhere I like to lie down in the back of a pickup on the way home. It's generally where the left over tinnies are that obviously have to be finished before arriving home.

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Post by stattointhailand » December 16, 2017, 9:36 pm

neeemu wrote:
December 16, 2017, 8:27 pm
I asked a relative about that law, they said its ok if 'no have seatbelt'.
I wasn't convinced either!

I know it's wrong and highly dangerous to do so, more so on the roads of Thailand, but after a long tiring day out somewhere I like to lie down in the back of a pickup on the way home. It's generally where the left over tinnies are that obviously have to be finished before arriving home.
Total b*llsh*t neeemu :lol:

I know for a fact there are NEVER any left over tinnies (or bottles of Whisky) in Thailand ...... they will ALL be carefully placed in a pocket or bag and taken away by whoever managed to have hold of them last :roll:

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U Turn

Post by Hoopoe » December 20, 2017, 12:50 am

http://bit.ly/2BH2GNP
U turn on sitting in the back of pickup trucks is now ok for the newyear ,

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Post by Hoopoe » December 20, 2017, 7:44 am

Doing a bit more search , i now find some are implimenting the Law ,re sitting in the back of trucks , also motorcycle helmets etc , it would seem each province is setting it's variation/interpretation of the law over the festive season, so the reasoning would be ,Helmets at all times ( even in bed ) no persons in the back of trucks, upto you ,

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Post by Hoopoe » December 26, 2017, 1:32 pm

http://bit.ly/2BEuAGU
oh yes they can , Oh no they can't ,,Oh yes they can
the latest is revellers can sit in the back of pickup trucks

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Post by 747man » December 26, 2017, 1:47 pm

But Only 14 & NO More in the back......O.K ??

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Post by goodison » December 26, 2017, 2:35 pm

Many a time in the "distant" past 4-6 of us would climb into the back of a pick-up in Nong Khai complete with a bottle of Saeng Som, Soda Ice & Glasses to return to udon Thani in time for the Horse Racing. After the racing it was back to "Steve's Bar" where we would spend our winnings. Yes, memories are made of this. Don't think I could climb into the back of a pick - up now, let alone fall out at the destination. All good clean fun, just ask 'er inside!

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Post by stattointhailand » December 26, 2017, 2:41 pm

Having the booze in the back of the pick up is ALSO illegal now goodison :lol:

At least it was ....... hang on, which month is it? Has it got a "Y" in it?, was it a full moon this week or last?

Oh what the 'ell ..... who gives a damn ...... only Deputy Premiers and Senior Govt Officials, and we know that nobody cares what they think

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Post by tamada » December 27, 2017, 12:25 pm

Hoopoe wrote:
December 20, 2017, 12:50 am
http://bit.ly/2BH2GNP
U turn on sitting in the back of pickup trucks is now ok for the newyear ,
The next time we'll hear of this ban is ahead of Songkran 2018 where it will also be rescinded with a few days to go... exactly the same as last year.

Anyone that speaks the lingo know if there's a Thai word for 'resolve' ?

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Post by stattointhailand » December 27, 2017, 8:25 pm

As far as I am aware tam, the Thai word for RESOLVE is "200 Baht" at least thats what the nice officer usually says when a problem needs to be resolved :-k

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Post by FrazeeDK » December 28, 2017, 2:18 pm

well, those driving up to Issan can always put down many straw mats and cushions in the back of the truck then tie a tarp over it. Out of sight, out of mind!!
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Re: Pick-up sitting ban resurrected for New Year travel

Post by rick » December 28, 2017, 9:40 pm

It is ironical that the other famous country with lax road safety laws, allowing riding in the back of pickups (with some local restrictions), is the USA .....

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