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Songkran road carnage: Thais have the answer - electronic monitoring bracelets

 

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Officials at a high profile meeting on road safety said they hope that the deterrent of threatening probation, community service and the wearing of an EM (electronic monitoring) device would lower road accidents at Songkran. 

 

Department of Probation representative Phayon Sinthunawa was meeting with officials from the Road Safety Directing Center.

 

It was the first collaboration meeting of the year to discuss what to do on Thailand's notoriously treacherous roads that have seen the kingdom named as one of the most dangerous places in the world to drive. 

 

Speaking in front of a large sign that said "Achieving the standard of safe journeys - together" Phayon claimed that the EM devices would help lower accidents. 

 

He promised plenty would be issued by the courts to those breaking the traffic rules at Songkran. 

 

Source: INN

 

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5 minutes ago, webfact said:

wearing of an EM (electronic monitoring) device would lower road accidents at Songkran

 Will the drivers be less prone to lose control of their vehicles whilst using these devices?

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19 minutes ago, webfact said:

Officials at a high profile meeting on road safety said they hope that the deterrent of threatening probation, community service and the wearing of an EM (electronic monitoring) device would lower road accidents at Songkran. 

I doubt it said the monkey peeing on the fire .. When the festival of sillyness arrives it won't even cross the mind of many when the beer and Lao Khao start flowing .. It's not in the nature of a lot of people here to even think of the consequences of getting behind the wheel when p*ssed .. Really would like to think it will act as a deterrent but we shall see when the time arrives .. 

 

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Ah the good old electronic leg chains, now available to local somchais as well as us aliens on eternal non-immigrant probation. I feel so much more integrated already.

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36 minutes ago, webfact said:

electronic monitoring bracelets ..

I doubt they will make a difference 

fixing the brain failure including infusion of common sense might do the trick

or even better - keeping them off the streets

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27 minutes ago, Vacuum said:

 Will the drivers be less prone to lose control of their vehicles whilst using these devices?

Certainly more brake failure with the bracelet getting caught in the pedal that never works properly.

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6 minutes ago, Father Fintan Stack said:

I fail to see how monitoring bracelets will cure the stupidity, laziness and arrogance of Thais.

applied with much force around the neck just might work - but the TIT,  so unlikely.

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

He promised plenty would be issued by the courts to those breaking the traffic rules at Songkran.

The problem being this is AFTER THE EVENT/ACCIDENT HAS HAPPENED!!!

Which means it has solved or prevented nothing?

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Scene of motorbike collision with car.

Police (to motorcyclist): How did you come to collide with the car?

Motorcyclist: The leg bracelet I have from a previous conviction became wedged in the footrest and I couldn't control the bike.

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Better solution

24 hours in cells if over the limit slightly

15 days if over 

30 days

accident 60 days automatic plus whenever the court prescribes.

 

As to vehicles simple impound for the duration that the person loses the licence.

 

 

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Instead of the threat of a bracelet.how about the promise of prison.thinking about it,it won't happen because the prisons are bursting at the seams in this perfect world of Thailand.another bit of blah blah blah from the ministry of smart blah.

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1 hour ago, Vacuum said:

 Will the drivers be less prone to lose control of their vehicles whilst using these devices?

I suppose it will help the authorities to discover which hospital they have been taken to after the accidents...

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14 minutes ago, JAG said:

I suppose it will help the authorities to discover which hospital they have been taken to after the accidents...

Assuming they haven't lost a leg in the accident...

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Bracelets Amulets No matter what they use when you have a useless police force not enforcing the road rules you might as well go bury your head in the sand. Thais have no idea how to drive and road rules are just a minor hiccup for them Nothing will change and let the drivers do what they do the best Break the rules and die. Ok, the usual meetings are out of the way let the carnage begin.

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The solution should be child's play. Songkran is little different from any other time of the slaughter, it's like an airliner crashing every week killing all on board

1. EDUCATION

2. PROPER POLICING

3. A REAL DRIVING TEST

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

It was the first collaboration meeting of the year to discuss what to do on Thailand's notoriously treacherous roads.....

Songkran is next month and they're just having their first meeting!  They might as well leave it until the day before, for all the good it'll do.

 

SSDD!!!!!

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

and the wearing of an EM (electronic monitoring) device would lower road accidents at Songkran. 

How?  The article simply makes that statement without answering "how." 

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19 minutes ago, connda said:

How?  The article simply makes that statement without answering "how." 

You're using critical thinking now. That will never do, considering where we are.

 

When there are Pu Yais like 'Department of Probation representative Phayon Sinthunawa meeting with officials from the Road Safety Directing Center', normal folk (aka plebs) aren't allowed to ask awkward questions like that. We need to smile, agree and wai, just like it's been for centuries.

 

Those Pu Yais fully expect nothing to come of it, but they hope it will fade from peoples' memory within a week or so, giving someone else the opportunity to suggest useless things. Spraying water to disperse the smog caused by burning stubble was popular for two weeks.

 

Computer controlled traffic lights is another one that's come up again, after first raising it's ugly head decades ago. Then they were promptly switched off because no one knew what they were doing.

 

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Sure sounds good but what about the rest of the year?

Like every other year since i lived here they come up with an idea just before Songkran and not enough time to implement it.

And same as every other year their ideas do not work,and why?

Just enforce the laws that are already in place and things will change.I will tell you a secret,it is not going to happen .

 

 

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