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Helmet crackdown

In response to Ghosts

Traffic lights on Nawarat Bridge

Response to warning towers

 

Helmet crackdown

Dear Editor

I understand Phuket is undergoing a “helmet crackdown” currently, it seems that the Chiang Mai police have yet to follow suit as I see many people riding around without helmets. Additionally, last night, I saw a policeman on his motorcycle wearing the helmet but it wasn’t actually strapped to his head. Leading by example is usually a good idea.

Also, many of these helmets are little more than plastic, hardly likely to protect anyone’s head much less not shatter on impact and perhaps causing even more damage. I have always wondered if they have safety standards on these things? I realize many people do not like helmets as they are hot, and ruin one’s hair but the alternative is less lovely than ‘helmet hair’.

It’s a pity that we can’t just have the laws enforced consistently than requiring the occasional ‘crackdown’ as everyone knows once the crackdown is over, they can go back to their bad habits.
Signed
Helmet hair in Chiang Mai

 

In response to Ghosts

Dear Editor

Ah,what’s the latest “In thing’ to say or do? I guess Awesome and 24-7 are becoming a little jaded and we really need something to make people sit up and listen .I know, let’s say something really attention getting (Smugly of course) “I’m an Atheist.” But of course I do respect your point of view and do not expect you to subscribe to my Richard Dawkins Quotes and Drivel. So the point being made regarding the GHOSTS article by Colin Jarvis is it could have simply been a “I dont believe in Ghosts “ and could have spared us the self opinionated Religious Rambling.
Signed
Rod Wilson


Traffic lights on Nawarat Bridge

Dear Editor

Well kudos to “Lightless in Chiang Mai” as the traffic lights have now been back in place for a couple of weeks. It’s hard to say whether or not her supreme effort yielded results but it’s quite possible that they shook things up a little anyway. I no longer avoid the area, it was quite a hazard for everyone and now it is back to the relative safety of before.

Here’s hoping that it is not just cosmetic changes happening and that everyone can learn to work together for the sake of Chiang Mai.
Signed
Cheers to lightless


Response to warning towers

Dear Editor,

In regards to”Lucky” Rusty’s letter a few weeks ago titled “Warning Towers for Chiang Mai”, I personally think the only warning towers needed in Chiang Mai would be ones warning of dodgy old men. Thailand seems to have a tendency to change men’s rational thought. Too much sitting on bar stools with fellow dodgy menwhilst a girl the age of a daughter (or, in some cases, granddaughter) sits on their lap waxing lyrical that they are a “hansum man”, has warped their brains. I guess talking of buying women is somewhat fair enough in their own circle, but something is seriously wrong when a person considers it ok to write into a newspaper with some pathetic tale about “hunting” out a prostitute. Particularly when under the illusion that it’s comical. I hope that Chiang Mai doesn’t turn into another sex tourist destination, perhaps those of that inclination would be better off in Pattaya.

Regards,
Im not a sexpat



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