The Banglamung Police has returned to regularly set up checkpoints with CCTV mobile cameras in the Pattaya area after an extended break during Covid19 restrictions over the past year and a half.
The nearly daily checkpoints are in a variety of locations but one of the largest regular ones is set up on Sukhumvit Road directly in front of the Banglamung Police Station. The campaign follows the Royal Thai Police policy to ensure that motorists are strictly following traffic rules.
The checkpoints are aimed to manage traffic and road safety by using technology and CCTV mobile cameras to catch motorists who break traffic rules.
Some of the offences police are looking for is strict enforcement on driving the speed limit, drunk driving, wearing helmets and masks, having proper insurance, registration, tax, and driving licenses.
Banglamung police are also looking for illegal drugs, people possibly transporting illegal migrants, and illegal weapons.
Checkpoints had resumed after a long pause during the New Year period and have now returned on basically a daily basis throughout Pattaya. Banglamung police claimed to reporters it’s not about money or fines but about keeping people safe by following proper traffic laws. TPN media notes, however, that many comments on social media from local residents disagree with this statement.