Police checkpoints in Hua Hin

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Re: Police checkpoints in Hua Hin

Post by Big Boy » Sat Aug 08, 2015 11:55 pm

I'm not denying that, but certainly in Hua Hin they don't need to scam people. There are plenty offering a big pay day on a plate by not wearing helmets, no licence etc.

In Hua Hin it is a thank you and a salute and I'm on my way :)
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Re: Police checkpoints in Hua Hin

Post by HHTel » Sun Aug 09, 2015 1:04 am

"I was in the wrong, fine paid at HQ, cop on the street did not get the money,"

The cop on the street still got the money. The arresting cop gets a good percentage of the fine levied. Whether you pay a smaller fine to the cop on the street or a heftier fine at the police station, the cop on the street still gets his money.

I've lived in Hua Hin over 13 years and the only fine I've had to pay was for parking the wrong way outside 'All in Hua Hin'. Felt a bit hard done to at the time as there were plenty of other cars facing the wrong way but at the end of the day, I was in the wrong. Not a bad record for the time here.

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Re: Police checkpoints in Hua Hin

Post by GLCQuantum » Sun Aug 09, 2015 1:32 am

'Apparently' fines for drink driving here are quite severe... as they should be. 15-20,000 baht if memory serves me correctly.

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Post by ste860 » Sun Aug 09, 2015 3:41 am

GLCQuantum wrote:'Apparently' fines for drink driving here are quite severe... as they should be. 15-20,000 baht if memory serves me correctly.
i know of one person ,only getting a fine of 187 baht ,it was the only money he had on him at the time ,i kid you not , i will not name him ,but he posts on here ,

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Post by HHTel » Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:16 am

According to the Dept of Land Transport the BAC is 0.05 if you've had your licence for 5 years or more. 0.02 for newer drivers and zero for commercial drivers. The fine is 60,000 baht and/or a jail term of 6 months depending upon the severity. That fine also applies to anyone in the vehicle who is drinking whether they are driving or not. Any open can/bottle is evidence of drinking in the car. This even applies when the car is stopped/parked!!

This law came in last year as an amendment. Enforced?? I doubt it.

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Post by dalmatiandave » Sun Aug 09, 2015 10:23 am

As much as I have been pulled over and fined (well scammed for tea money) for no reason in certain parts of the country my experience of Hua Hin has been good. I have been stopped on my bike numerous times but always sent on my way shortly after having all my documents checked.

Same goes for all the car checkpoints out on the main number 4 road before ChaAm and near Petchaburi, usually a quick look at docs (if at all) and waved on.

Isaan and Pattaya are completely different. Not a lot to say that is positive there.

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Post by l112a6 » Sun Aug 09, 2015 3:01 pm

Big Boy wrote:
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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.
I drive my bike legally, I would just prefer not to stop for police where possible.
Reasons friends that have been stopped go from speeding, not driving in lane (What lane) to - and this is my best one - not having his feet in the right place on the bike!

I have never been stopped on the bike (only in the car) and I would prefer that to continue to be the case to avoid any unneccessary inconvenience. Makes sense to me?

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Post by l112a6 » Sun Aug 09, 2015 3:06 pm

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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'
I haven't had any issues, and I would like to keep it that way.
The whole point was for example... if I know where there is going to be an inconvenient police road block, I would simple go another way.
There are both good and bad law officials.

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Re: Police checkpoints in Hua Hin

Post by STEVE G » Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:39 pm

Although I've never had a problem with police road blocks in the Hua Hin area, I don't like the inconvenience and I don't see the necessity for it. Endlessly stopping people and demanding to see documentation is the signs of a police state and not a civilised country. As mentioned above, if they want to find wrong doers on Thai roads, about a dozen a minute come past, they don't need to hassle the other fifty percent who're obeying the law.

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Re: Police checkpoints in Hua Hin

Post by GLCQuantum » Sun Aug 09, 2015 6:54 pm

STEVE G wrote:... is the signs of a police state and not a civilised country.
Anyone with two brain cells to rub together (unfortunately, this rules out most of the soi 80 expats and the Binthabaht crowd) are well aware that Thailand is not a civilised country. It's more of a zoo than a country.

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Police checkpoints in Hua Hin

Post by Felipesed » Sun Aug 09, 2015 7:38 pm

And you are living here because........?

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Re: Police checkpoints in Hua Hin

Post by GLCQuantum » Sun Aug 09, 2015 7:42 pm

Felipesed wrote:And you are living here because........?
I have no other alternative at present. Oh, that...and I have Thai family (no, I don't mean a Thai girlfriend :roll: ). Yourself? Or I guess you're just another tourist. Nothing wrong with that.

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Post by Felipesed » Sun Aug 09, 2015 7:54 pm

Hardly a tourist.
You don't know, so don't guess!

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Re: Police checkpoints in Hua Hin

Post by GLCQuantum » Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:29 pm

Tourist it is then.

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Police checkpoints in Hua Hin

Post by Felipesed » Sun Aug 09, 2015 10:45 pm

Silly boy

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