Police checkpoints in Hua Hin

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Re: Police checkpoints in Hua Hin

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Re: Police checkpoints in Hua Hin

Post by Takiap » Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:39 am

Less than 1,000 baht in the 13 years I've been living here, and on each occasion I have been in the wrong. I honestly don't think I have the right to complain.

During a recent trip and a short stay in Ranong, I noticed the police there are way stricter than the are here, so really guys, count your blessings.

As far drink driving is concerned, they are getting stricter, but I'm sure most will agree that's a good thing.


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Re: Police checkpoints in Hua Hin

Post by migrant » Mon Aug 10, 2015 7:10 am

Drove back, and forth, to Bang Saphan twice this past two weeks and along the way came to many stops, from Cha Am to Bang Saphan.

Lot's of Thais pulled over. When I approach the officer I unwind the window and give him a big "Sawadee Khrap"

In all cases, but one, just waved on with a return nod, sawadee khrap, or quick bow. One stop cutting across from the bypass to Cha Am got a real hard stare from the cop, no response to my greeting. He looked hard around the truck cab and back seat (didn't pull us over to the side though) and waved us on.

While up to now our visits have been once a year, we have driven a lot all around Thailand in that time. Many stops but never pulled over, nor fined.
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Re: Police checkpoints in Hua Hin

Post by Pagey » Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:00 am

Army checkpoint on Pattana 2 this morning just before Soi 102 junction when travelling from Soi 94
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Re: Police checkpoints in Hua Hin

Post by Big Boy » Mon Aug 10, 2015 11:55 am

I've been through 2 check points this morning - plenty of Lemming-like non-helmet wearers to more than satisfy the thirst for tea; probably a bit left over for a drop of whisky as well. :D
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Re: Police checkpoints in Hua Hin

Post by GLCQuantum » Mon Aug 10, 2015 1:43 pm

If they did it every day, maybe people would start wearing their helmets. There's a new law coming out soon that no-one under the age of 6 years old is allowed to be a passenger on a motorbike (or driving it... for the folk up in Isaan). One can only hope they enforce such a rule.

Unrelated to the topic is a new rule coming out that... if you are a westerner, have a Thai girlfriend half your age, exhibit the signs of a beer belly and wear a singlet - you will instantly be shot. Will probably not be enforced either.

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Re: Police checkpoints in Hua Hin

Post by Big Boy » Mon Aug 10, 2015 2:31 pm

GLCQuantum wrote:If they did it every day, maybe people would start wearing their helmets.
They are (hence the OP) and they aren't.
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Re: Police checkpoints in Hua Hin

Post by Dannie Boy » Mon Aug 10, 2015 3:56 pm

Big Boy wrote:
GLCQuantum wrote:If they did it every day, maybe people would start wearing their helmets.
They are (hence the OP) and they aren't.
The only way they'd get it to work is to increase the fine to say 1000 baht and enforce it, then you'd get most people to comply.

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Re: Police checkpoints in Hua Hin

Post by jumusman » Mon Aug 10, 2015 11:43 pm

GLCQuantum wrote:If they did it every day, maybe people would start wearing their helmets. There's a new law coming out soon that no-one under the age of 6 years old is allowed to be a passenger on a motorbike (or driving it... for the folk up in Isaan). One can only hope they enforce such a rule.

Unrelated to the topic is a new rule coming out that... if you are a westerner, have a Thai girlfriend half your age, exhibit the signs of a beer belly and wear a singlet - you will instantly be shot. Will probably not be enforced either.

I fit all the catagories above, except for the singlet but that's because I have to Google it right now to find out what one is. I am crossing my fingers for good luck!
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Re: Police checkpoints in Hua Hin

Post by JAGfx » Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:33 am

Seem to be getting pulled over on my scooter every time I head to Market Village. Even twice sometimes as I have to do a u turn to head back south after leaving. Doesn't worry me too much as I always wear a helmet and have the correct licence etc. I just pull over as a matter of fact now as I just know they are going to pull the farang over. Yesterday, going both ways, the Police were very friendly and neither bothered to look at my licence. One even seemed to recognise me and shook my hand. Not sure what's going on there. I've got no probs with this, especially as they are not harrassing drivers that are complying with the rules. Maybe because I'm ex Police, I'm a tad biased..

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Re: Police checkpoints in Hua Hin

Post by HHTel » Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:18 am

I got pulled over at the school. "Licence?" I asked. "No" was the reply. "Like your motorsy. Suay!".
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Re: Police checkpoints in Hua Hin

Post by JamesWest » Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:32 am

i just say "these aren't the droids you're looking for..." and they let me go...

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Re: Police checkpoints in Hua Hin

Post by J.J.B. » Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:55 am

Strangest thing last week when pulled over just outside MV. I had my helmet on and was just getting my wallet out to produce my license, as requested, when the officer pointed at a nasty graze on my arm, the result of a low-speed disagreement with a sharp bend at the top of Soi 88 two days earlier.
"Accident"? he asked.
"Yes", I replied, pointing to the revised paint job on the right side of my moped.
"OK", he said and simply waved me through without even wanting to see if I had a license at all. I still can't figure out why.
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Re: Police checkpoints in Hua Hin

Post by l112a6 » Fri Aug 14, 2015 2:43 am

These checkpoints must be at very selective times as I go to MV nearly everyday in the car or on the bike and not once noticed police pulling anyone over.

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Re: Police checkpoints in Hua Hin

Post by buksida » Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:12 am

I dont come to HH that often anymore but I usually get stopped pretty much every time I'm there, on occasion more than once in the same day.

Farang + big bike is like a magnet for them, anywhere else in the country they just want to look at the bike! From an observation standpoint Hua Hin does seem to have more police than any other town in Thailand. :shock:
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