According to Pattaya’s bad drivers, because of the coronavirus they should no longer be ticketed for risking their lives and others.
Rather than wear helmets, gets a license, drive on the correct side of the road and not speed, motorcyclists stopped at a police checkpoint on Thepprasit Road at the Kheha Weekend Market March 21 blamed the police for enforcing traffic laws and writing them tickets.
The bad-driver logic goes like this: Yes, we know we’re breaking the law, but we don’t have any money now because of business closures and tourist departures due to the coronavirus. So we should be given a pass.
More than 3,200 people were killed on Thailand’s roads already this year, the overwhelmingly majority on motorbikes. Meanwhile, only one Thai has died from Covid-19.