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Thai police unveil the answer to the New Year carnage: The Dummy Car


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I realize that what I’m about to suggest here might be a real stretch and perhaps far too much for most Thai’s to fathom, but how about using “real” police cars with “real” police officers...???
 

As a Canadian expat living in Phuket for over the past 20 years, I have NEVER seen a police car out on patrol anywhere in T’land.


 

 

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One of the first moves to bring any credibility into the law enforcement system is REMOVE all other flashing lights from non emergency vehicles. 

 

That is the first step in a mentality approach. 

 

All other countries where you see flashing lights triggers an immediate response to slow down.

 

In Thailand it could be a somtam seller on the side of the road.

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3 hours ago, webfact said:

Thai police unveil the answer to the New Year carnage: The Dummy Car

For years I've had my suspicions that the traffic police didn't know what they're doing but each year I was willing to give them the benefit of the doubt... however that has all now changed, this is proof they don't know what they're doing!

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What about using real patrol cars that can intercept faulty drivers on the road.

 

I my 12 years here, I never saw a patrol car stop a contrevenant on the roads.

 

I know  regular traffic police have old pick-up truck but VIP escort have the new BMW and Camry.

 

Road block do not stop bad driving !

 

They have to modify traffic laws too so a faulty driver or uninsured car can be towed away at the owners expense and the cars sold after 6 months if not claimed.

 

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

It is a cut out that when seen from afar resembles a real patrol car with all its colors and insignia.  

 

Crickey, i have never seen a real patrol car in 15 years Thailand, have you?

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

Sponsored by a private company the Dummy Cars will be sited at forty accident blackspots nationwide. 

If I spot one of these babies, it is definitely cummin home with me in the back of the truck. One for the collection. I tea-leafed one of those stone cops already when a little bit drunk. In the back garden. Too scared to take it back. 🙂

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I see cars speeding past real police vehicles with no consequence let alone cardboard ones.  I imagine they will be laying flat when traffic gets congested and the shoulder is used as an extra lane.

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4 hours ago, spidermike007 said:

If only we could get some of the nitwits to actually get out, and patrol the highways, that would be far more of a deterrent than a cardboard car poster. Besides, nobody cares about a cop car on the side of he road here. There is no fear of the LPF (local police franchisees). They are an utterly powerless and impotent force.

So true. Proactive patrolling of the roadways is unknown. It seems their ideas are limited to stationary, lazy inspired devices and "toll collection checkpoints". Much of the world has a different idea about patrol units, but not here. The numbers of roadway deaths speaks volumes about the incompetence.

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