Drink driving crackdown?

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Re: Drink driving crackdown?

Postby newnewnewbie » Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:57 am

Nothing to see yesterday, at 10pm on Sihanouk, with no helmet and 10 50c Angkor drafts pumping through the veins , guess I got lucky.
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Re: Drink driving crackdown?

Postby ផោមក្លិនស្អុយ » Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:49 am

newnewnewbie wrote:Nothing to see yesterday, at 10pm on Sihanouk, with no helmet and 10 50c Angkor drafts pumping through the veins , guess I got lucky.

Baffles me why someone would share info like this.
Maybe he just wants everyone to know that he is an irresponsible, thoughtless idiot.
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Re: Drink driving crackdown?

Postby newnewnewbie » Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:36 am

Yeah, one lucky fool, like most other foreigners surviving for longer than a few months here.

note, I wasn't speeding, just the usual stroll home from the riverside, no reason to get all revved up about it.

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Re: Drink driving crackdown?

Postby Pu Li » Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:47 am

ផោមក្លិនស្អុយ wrote:
newnewnewbie wrote:Nothing to see yesterday, at 10pm on Sihanouk, with no helmet and 10 50c Angkor drafts pumping through the veins , guess I got lucky.

Baffles me why someone would share info like this.
Maybe he just wants everyone to know that he is an irresponsible, thoughtless idiot.


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Re: Drink driving crackdown?

Postby ផោមក្លិនស្អុយ » Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:46 am

Great banter. Loving it.

I know it is done are there are degrees of being pissed. But I don’t understand why in Cambodia where it so easy and cheap to make alternative arrangements do people drink drive.

Use Passapp/Grab or a guesthouse... ask the bar owner to look after your moto for the night....

I do admittedly have a prejudice against this due to something that happened as a teen and I couldn’t care less if people want to risk their own lives. But drink driving has the potential to harm other, innocent people.
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Re: Drink driving crackdown?

Postby newnewnewbie » Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:17 am

I understand your point, but keep in mind that most vehicles in PP are traveling less than 40-50km/h an hour, it's not like a typical LA highway,
so if you play it nice, go with the flow, chance of messing up is small. The drunk drivers I see crash here, have many times been speeding needlessly, thinking to be driving 'Asian style' and forgetting about themselves being drunk, and possibly driving places they don't know too, so they end up on the side of the curve, instead of staying ahead of it. What can I say, its one of the things we like about this place, the freedom to once in a while 'give a fuck'.

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Re: Drink driving crackdown?

Postby RainMan » Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:39 am

Saw this happen in April this year in Rawai, sonkram season. A father and son pissed off their brains, the father actually fell off his stool before they both started climbing on their bike, the staff even helped the old man on the back and before they took off, they both fell over with the bike landing on them. I got up and went over as they were scrambling to their feet and offered to pay for a cab pulling out $10. The young shirtless tattooed tough guy shaped up to me and told me to 'fuck off!'
The other punters watching just shook their heads, one saying 'save your money mate, their fkn dickheads anyway'.
Sure enough, 10 mins later an ambulance with siren blarring went in their direction, might have been a coincidence but regardless, what can you do, get involved in a drunken brawl to try help someone?
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Re: Drink driving crackdown?

Postby Mèo Đen » Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:55 am

Miguelito wrote:
Playboy wrote:Which are the 12 districts


Apparently there are only 12...

http://phnompenh.gov.kh/en/maps/location/district/


Anyone encountered any of the checkpoints yet?
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Re: Drink driving crackdown?

Postby Mèo Đen » Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:49 pm

AnassRamaIV wrote:http://shanghai.ist/2018/09/19/driver-who-jumped-off-overpass-to-avoid-drunk-driving-test-found-to-be-completely-sober/


Fortunately when driving home from Phnom Penh, Xuzhou is not a convenient shortcut. :lol:
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Re: Drink driving crackdown?

Postby Visser » Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:08 pm

ផោមក្លិនស្អុយ wrote:
newnewnewbie wrote:Nothing to see yesterday, at 10pm on Sihanouk, with no helmet and 10 50c Angkor drafts pumping through the veins , guess I got lucky.

Baffles me why someone would share info like this.
Maybe he just wants everyone to know that he is an irresponsible, thoughtless idiot.


Baffles me that this is frowned upon nowadays, this used to be the norm when I spent my winters in Cambodia.

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Re: Drink driving crackdown?

Postby Playboy » Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:46 pm

Visser wrote: ... Is anyone selling rubber tiles yet in Phnom Penh?


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Re: Drink driving crackdown?

Postby Marinaris » Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:34 pm

Mèo Đen wrote:
Miguelito wrote:
Playboy wrote:Which are the 12 districts


Apparently there are only 12...

http://phnompenh.gov.kh/en/maps/location/district/


Anyone encountered any of the checkpoints yet?


Still looking for it too
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Re: Drink driving crackdown?

Postby Miguelito » Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:30 pm

Anyone seen or heard of one of these stops? I haven’t yet...
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Re: Drink driving crackdown?

Postby Marinaris » Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:40 am

Just seen some crackdown on motorbikes for helmets or weapons ...
Nothing about driving license check and/or drunk driving ... Yet ...
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