Cops [Flee?] Accident Caused By Their Roadblock

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Re: Cops [Flee?] Accident Caused By Their Roadblock

Post by jimjay » November 13, 2017, 11:51 am

The cops here should just save us all the trouble, and simply leap out of the bushes with weapons drawn, and rob whomever as they see fit.

We know they dream of having that right, might as well grant it to them. \:D/

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Re: Cops [Flee?] Accident Caused By Their Roadblock

Post by 747man » November 13, 2017, 12:04 pm

Brian Davis Said...... A couple of large warning signs a good distance from where the lane closures would help.....

Now THAT Would be TOO Easy.......

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Re: Cops [Flee?] Accident Caused By Their Roadblock

Post by stattointhailand » November 13, 2017, 12:07 pm

sometimewoodworker wrote:
November 13, 2017, 9:10 am
stattointhailand wrote:
November 12, 2017, 6:01 pm
If they really CANNOT do without blocking the road, then FFS at least put warning signs out 1km and 500m in advance of lane closures :evil:
Very good idea, then anyone who they want to catch (no licence, no helmet, no tax, defective vehicle, to much joy juice or yabar etc.) has enough notice to avoid them. This means that they would not have too much work to do. :lol:
Yes they can all do a "U" turn on the duel carriageway and the strategically placed officers of the law can nab them for that as well :roll:

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Re: Cops [Flee?] Accident Caused By Their Roadblock

Post by Lone Star » November 13, 2017, 2:02 pm

Brian Davis wrote:
November 12, 2017, 6:10 pm
It's always been my view here that the police do not give sufficient warning of a road block and lane closure and that in itself is likely to result in rearenders, even with drivers keeping a reasonable speed. Cones in the road are one thing, but with fair traffic, you can't see them from a distance until you're on them. A couple of large warning signs a good distance from where the lane closures would help.
Agree.

On more than one occasion, while coursing through curves on mountains and hills in the Kingdom, our riding party has rounded a sharp curve only to be startlingly surprised that there is -- of all things -- a police checkpoint in the middle of nowhere! It was all we could do to brake and get under control -- and we weren't exceeding the speed limit (almost impossible to do in those curves). Rounding a curve with no up-road visibility and BAM -- the checkpoint is upon you.

My first thought was why don't they do this further down the road where a motorist can see it in time and begin braking? It's not like there's anywhere to run (which is what the checkpoint is really concerned with) on a two-lane highway in the mountains with no cross streets. They seem to place the element of surprise as a priority over safety.

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Re: Cops [Flee?] Accident Caused By Their Roadblock

Post by parrot » November 13, 2017, 2:18 pm

One of the Udon news facebook pages has been posting near daily reports of the Provincial Land Transportation Office check points along the Udon-KK Hwy......# of vehicles stopped, # speeding, # otherwise breaking the law.
https://www.facebook.com/%E0%B8%82%E0%B ... 464509271/

Off topic, but on the same facebook page you can see the try-outs for Robinson's Home and Hardware Sale.

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Re: Cops [Flee?] Accident Caused By Their Roadblock

Post by sometimewoodworker » November 13, 2017, 2:23 pm

stattointhailand wrote:
November 13, 2017, 12:07 pm
sometimewoodworker wrote:
November 13, 2017, 9:10 am
stattointhailand wrote:
November 12, 2017, 6:01 pm
If they really CANNOT do without blocking the road, then FFS at least put warning signs out 1km and 500m in advance of lane closures :evil:
Very good idea, then anyone who they want to catch (no licence, no helmet, no tax, defective vehicle, to much joy juice or yabar etc.) has enough notice to avoid them. This means that they would not have too much work to do. :lol:
Yes they can all do a "U" turn on the duel carriageway and the strategically placed officers of the law can nab them for that as well :roll:
Humm, you have heard of left turns haven't you? And why would a U turn be illegal? =D>
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Re: Cops [Flee?] Accident Caused By Their Roadblock

Post by jimjay » November 13, 2017, 2:57 pm

Lone Star wrote:
November 13, 2017, 2:02 pm
They seem to place the element of surprise as a priority over safety.
Exactly. They are not about anyone's safety. They want to spring a trap and cash in. In their view, citizens are to be victimized, not protected.

I've eaten dinner at Raibaan Pachanee plenty of times watching as they divvy up their loot in their VIP room.

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Re: Cops [Flee?] Accident Caused By Their Roadblock

Post by FrazeeDK » November 13, 2017, 8:54 pm

coming in towards Udon on Rte 22 (sakon highway) and about 12km from the overpass was a checkpoint.. I'd seen it on my way out an hour before so made sure I was going the speed limit and staying in the left hand lane.. Obviously somewhere along the road 2-3km before the checkpoint was Somchai calling in tag numbers of violators.. It looked like they were pulling cars over for no seatbelt also.. This particular checkpoint could be seen adequately 500 meters out and they had their signs and orange cones out but certainly not too far.... As for the money flow... well, you can only hope that its going into the treasury and not into the big zippered pouch that's usually on the reigning officer's table...
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