oakdale160 wrote:How comea so called hard line military dictator ship cannot pass and enforce any law that effects Thai behavior/ This is not a comment it is a serious question. How cant they enforce a helmet law,a stop at red lights law a stop giving out plastic bag law.
I think they can but they do not want to get on the wrong side of public opinion. While it may be relatively easy to clamp down on helmets and traffic lights, as someone else said Thai plastic contributes a lot to the economy. Even in the UK they have not banned plastic bags completely it is s slow process with ever more stringent requirements, that is the only way it could be done here.
Rather than just banning or imposing laws there needs to be a concerted public and school education campaign. I have tried discussing this with my Thai family but I find it impossible to get anywhere with them. They love plastic bags, cups, straws, the whole toot.
What's that saying "slowly slowly catchy monkey" which means that "eventually you will achieve your goal".
"Live everyday as if it were your last because someday you're going to be right." Muhammad Ali