With 60,000 THB fines for open alcohol containers, will we see DUI checkpoints?
Drunk-driving law tightened
The Nation August 10, 2012 1:00 am
Occupants of vehicles of any kind who drink alcohol during travel are now subject to six months imprisonment and/or a Bt60,000 fine, the Office of Alcoholic Beverages announced yesterday.
The penalties will also be imposed on drinkers in vehicles parked on sidewalks or shoulders of public roads, including sois, regardless of whether the vehicles are moving, OAB director Samarn Footrakool said.
Passengers of railbased transport who drink are not subject to the penalties, which took effect on Wednesday. Drinking occupants and drivers will be equally liable for such violations. "The only exceptions under this law are occupants of vehicles parked in front of their homes," he said.
Stop Drink Foundation director Theera Watcharapranee said the law would be helpful in reducing road accident casualties associated with drunk driving, but a limit or restriction on sales of alcohol during long holiday breaks would be more supportive of the law. New restrictions on consumption and sale of alcohol in factories will take
effect 90 days from Monday's endorsement of a separate law.
Drunk-driving law tightened - The Nation
completely useless, as long as u can still pay off the cops nothing will change
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Steady there lads, we can still drink in our vehicles - just make sure they are sitting outside your house. That is what the law says, I don't see the problem.
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i have no problem with this. i can hide the cans before i pull over.