Drunk in charge of a bicycle - Thais set to be fined 500 baht!
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Thai police are proposing that legislation be changed so that people peddling bicycles are fined if they are drunk.
Pol Maj Gen Ekkarak Limsangkat who chairs a committee looking into changes in the law said that it is time police were able to do something about bicyclists who ride drunk.
At present they often cause accidents on the highways but there is no proper or adequate sanction.
So his committee are proposing that 500 baht fines be issued.
It will only be levied on bicycle drunks caught on the main roads.
Being drunk in charge of a bicycle on private property will not be punished.
The new law would refer to both alcohol and drugs.
After being fined 500 baht cyclists would be allowed to go home, reported Daily News on Friday.
More serious fines are in place for drunk motorcyclists, said Maj Gen Ekkarak.
Source: Daily News
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