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Police checkpoints in Hua Hin

Post by l112a6 » Sat Aug 08, 2015 1:41 pm

On 06/08/15 there was a police road-block on the Chomsin road by the railway crossing.

Never seen that before in more than a year.

Anymore other new checkpoint areas been noticed?

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Post by europtimiste » Sat Aug 08, 2015 2:28 pm

Most checkpoints are known, so they get smarter, they find new ones.

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Post by Big Boy » Sat Aug 08, 2015 2:46 pm

They don't have to get smarter - plenty of people still not wearing helmets, driving without licence etc. It's all too easy for them to make their daily quota.
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Post by ste860 » Sat Aug 08, 2015 4:36 pm

if your legal you have nothing to hide , they are more active now due to orders from the army to actually police rather than sit in coffee shops doing nothing

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Post by l112a6 » Sat Aug 08, 2015 5:11 pm

ste860 wrote:if your legal you have nothing to hide , they are more active now due to orders from the army to actually police rather than sit in coffee shops doing nothing
You can place your trust in the Thai police acting correctly if you want, but I won't be doing so.

People get fined everyday for nonsense so I will avoid having to deal with them wherever possible.

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Post by JamesWest » Sat Aug 08, 2015 5:29 pm

wear your helmet. passenger wears helmet. international or thai drivers license. not drunk.
smile and be polite. no problems.

if you have time, ask to pay your fine at police headquarters.
they radioed the cop who stopped me for a illegal u turn and made him bring my license to me at the station.

I was in the wrong, fine paid at HQ, cop on the street did not get the money, and had to drive four blocks to HQ.
Cost of fine 12.00 USD. :)
Almost worth it.
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Post by Big Boy » Sat Aug 08, 2015 5:47 pm

l112a6 wrote:
ste860 wrote:if your legal you have nothing to hide , they are more active now due to orders from the army to actually police rather than sit in coffee shops doing nothing
You can place your trust in the Thai police acting correctly if you want, but I won't be doing so.

People get fined everyday for nonsense so I will avoid having to deal with them wherever possible.
I can only speak as I have found, and have to say that I've never had a Hua Hin Police Officer try to scam me, and I have been stopped at dozens of road blocks over the last 3 years.

The people who complain are always those that break the rules. Is your fear due to hearsay from a bad boy; or are you one who thinks he's above the law because he's in Thailand, and doesn't believe he should be penalised for breaking the rules.
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Post by GLCQuantum » Sat Aug 08, 2015 6:14 pm

In 11 years, I have never been fined for something other than not wearing a helmet - 11 years! Last weekend alone, I traveled 600km throughout Bangkok in 2 days.

The guys that complain about 'tea money' and bribes... are drunk divers and bad drivers.

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Post by JamesWest » Sat Aug 08, 2015 6:29 pm

GLCQuantum wrote:In 11 years, I have never been fined for something other than not wearing a helmet - 11 years! Last weekend alone, I traveled 600km throughout Bangkok in 2 days.

The guys that complain about 'tea money' and bribes... are drunk divers and bad drivers.
you know riding the Skytrain does not count. :D
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Post by Bristolian » Sat Aug 08, 2015 6:32 pm

GLCQ, it's the same story for me. I have been caught speeding too many times and can not easily count how many times. I would need to put up my hands-up on all occasions and plead guilty. I have also been pulled over for changing lanes (crossing solid lines) close to traffic lights and again, except on one occasion would plead guilty. In Bangkok I often am checked along with other motorists and as soon as they see everything is in order I'm on my way. Being stopped is of course inconvenient and yes on those rare occasions where I have been banged to rights, I have paid my "fine" there and then because it's simpler and more convenient than the trip to the local Nick.
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Post by Pleng » Sat Aug 08, 2015 7:32 pm

l112a6 wrote:
ste860 wrote:if your legal you have nothing to hide , they are more active now due to orders from the army to actually police rather than sit in coffee shops doing nothing
You can place your trust in the Thai police acting correctly if you want, but I won't be doing so.

People get fined everyday for nonsense so I will avoid having to deal with them wherever possible.
While I certainly don't place my trust in them, I have yet to have any major problems (fingers crossed). I can't help but feel, though, if you have an attitude like of "everybody's trying to screw me over" then it probably shows in the way you come across when you have to talk to the people in question. And if you come across as somebody who dislikes the Thai police when you're talking to them; I guess you probably will end up being fined for 'nonsense'

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Re: Police checkpoints in Hua Hin

Post by GLCQuantum » Sat Aug 08, 2015 9:30 pm

JamesWest wrote:
GLCQuantum wrote:In 11 years, I have never been fined for something other than not wearing a helmet - 11 years! Last weekend alone, I traveled 600km throughout Bangkok in 2 days.

The guys that complain about 'tea money' and bribes... are drunk divers and bad drivers.
you know riding the Skytrain does not count. :D
Fair enough...

...I did 10 clicks then to the first BTS and woz not stopped once.

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Post by Nereus » Sat Aug 08, 2015 10:36 pm

Pleng wrote:While I certainly don't place my trust in them, I have yet to have any major problems (fingers crossed). I can't help but feel, though, if you have an attitude like of "everybody's trying to screw me over" then it probably shows in the way you come across when you have to talk to the people in question. And if you come across as somebody who dislikes the Thai police when you're talking to them; I guess you probably will end up being fined for 'nonsense'
Yes, exactly. Just the same as the bleeding hearts that have problems with the Immigration Police.
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Re: Police checkpoints in Hua Hin

Post by GLCQuantum » Sat Aug 08, 2015 10:49 pm

Nereus wrote:
Pleng wrote:While I certainly don't place my trust in them, I have yet to have any major problems (fingers crossed). I can't help but feel, though, if you have an attitude like of "everybody's trying to screw me over" then it probably shows in the way you come across when you have to talk to the people in question. And if you come across as somebody who dislikes the Thai police when you're talking to them; I guess you probably will end up being fined for 'nonsense'
Yes, exactly. Just the same as the bleeding hearts that have problems with the Immigration Police.
Couldn't agree more...

Try doing six years overst... *cough* *splutter*. I mean, try overstepping the boundaries here, while retaining the attitude of a white devil. Be polite, know the culture, know the language...


... you 'get away' with anything here - just the same as the Thai's do. As long as you're not doing anything wrong.


Just don't come off as the white devil...

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Re: Police checkpoints in Hua Hin

Post by buksida » Sat Aug 08, 2015 11:42 pm

It is common knowledge that Thai cops in tourist towns are chancers out for a quick buck when they can get one. They pay big bucks to be stationed there, they have to recoup it.

Get out of the tourist traps and you'll find that the police are actually quite amicable.
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