Pattaya Police have set up regular checkpoints for drunk driving equipped with smart cameras and fully integrated online systems to review driver histories.
A recent checkpoint was set up on Sukhumvit Road opposite the Pattaya Floating Market in Banglamung and The Pattaya News was invited to observe the procedures being utilized.
Pattaya Traffic Police Lieutenant Colonel Arus Spanon told The Pattaya News, “This most recent checkpoint was set up as we care for the people of Pattaya. This month there were many road accidents with multiple fatalities. The main factors of road accidents in Pattaya leading to injuries or death are drunk driving and not wearing helmets.”
“Our checkpoint has been permitted by the Chonburi Provincial Police with CCTV cameras and we also send photos online to provincial police which provides transparency and accountability, as well as provides a record of each stop.” Lieutenant Colonel Arus added.
“Please be aware when you get drunk, you should not drive. Please use public transportation to prevent road accidents, there are plentiful routes for transport in Pattaya such as Bolt, Grab, motorbike taxi stands, baht buses, and regular taxis.” Lieutenant Colonel Arus concluded.