New Road Rules... Passenger Helmets

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Re: New Road Rules... Passenger Helmets

Post by Secret Squirrel » Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:54 pm

You have to remember that in the course of evolution Khmer skulls have developed to be much harder that genetically inferior western dudes. Therefore when they fall off their motos their heads do not break and they simply bounce back up and continue their journey.
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Re: New Road Rules... Passenger Helmets

Post by Francis » Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:56 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Und der Haifisch der hat Tränen
Und die laufen vom Gesicht
Doch der Haifisch lebt im Wasser
So die Tränen sieht man nicht

In der Tiefe ist es einsam
Und so manche Träne fliesst
Und so kommt es dass das Wasser
In den Meeren salzig ist
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Re: New Road Rules... Passenger Helmets

Post by mrfusion » Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:05 am

taabarang wrote:
Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:01 pm
Any Cambodian will tell you that you do not buy a helmet to protect you in an accident, but from the police.
Police should be selling helmet, every times you are caught without one, they sell you one, making some profit of course.
Now the local has a helmet they can wear, and the money is not a bribe.
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Re: New Road Rules... Passenger Helmets

Post by pczz » Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:24 pm

vladimir wrote:
Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:36 pm
I wonder when the genius who is minister of transport will realise that it's dangerous for people to drive at night with their lights off?
Haha. my Cambodian mate loves this. he said where he lives its more dangerous to drive with your lights on cos the motorbike thieves can see you and stop you to nick the bike :-) he also laughs at helmets. "f I don't wear a helmet I die quickly. if I wear a helmet and live my family will be bankrupted by medical bills. better to die quick"

Helmets are probably not that effective above walkingpace anyway. Most will not past even the lowest bicycle helmet test at home, They don't fit because they have one helmet for everyone in the family and the straps are shit so they fall off in a spill anyway, if they got them done up. They are useful for jamming your phone in as a Khmer hands free kit though.
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Re: New Road Rules... Passenger Helmets

Post by kiwiincambodia » Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:35 pm

mrfusion wrote:
taabarang wrote:
Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:01 pm
Any Cambodian will tell you that you do not buy a helmet to protect you in an accident, but from the police.
Police should be selling helmet, every times you are caught without one, they sell you one, making some profit of course.
Now the local has a helmet they can wear, and the money is not a bribe.
Don’t give them any ideas.....

However if they sell them a helmet they are taking potential repeat customers (bribes) away.
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Re: New Road Rules... Passenger Helmets

Post by pczz » Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:45 pm

kiwiincambodia wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:35 pm
mrfusion wrote:
taabarang wrote:
Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:01 pm
Any Cambodian will tell you that you do not buy a helmet to protect you in an accident, but from the police.
Police should be selling helmet, every times you are caught without one, they sell you one, making some profit of course.
Now the local has a helmet they can wear, and the money is not a bribe.
Don’t give them any ideas.....

However if they sell them a helmet they are taking potential repeat customers (bribes) away.
The police were selling helmets as an alternative to the fine when the law came in in some places but they wanted $5 or $10 for a helmet that is $2 to $5 in the market. the new traffic law has also started a new crime, stealing helmets! BTW the police are now enforcing passenger helmets on sihanouk, monivong and norodom, much to the surprise of the locals. Even saw a policeman slap a kid on the head as he dodged rounds the copper
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