Reader Mailbag: Loud Vehicles Racing at Night in Jomtien and Pattaya Disturbs Local Residents

Once busy roads full of tourists in Pattaya are now ghost towns at night

To TPN editors,

TPN reported the noise of firecrackers on Jomtien Beach Road caused by illegal sales on Jomtien Beach on Friday, Jan. 28, 2023, and local residents successfully complained about it. I think it was right for the city police to intervene.

Even more necessary is the monitoring of the main roads in Jomtien due to the constant noise, especially at night, caused by drivers of heavy motorcycles and tuned pickups. They’re having fun. Primarily Thappraya Road, but also Jomtien 2nd Road, and Thepprasit Road are used as racetracks.

Residents in the many residential complexes along these streets feel massively disturbed during the night by the noise of howling, and roaring and deliberately caused misfires, especially in winter, when they like to leave the windows and balcony doors open because of the cooling wind. Every 15 to 30 minutes one is roused from sleep by one or more of these vehicles.

If Pattaya wants to be considered a family-friendly seaside resort and tourist destination and also encourages retirees from all over the world to buy or rent a condo here, then the authorities should ensure that they get their right to an undisturbed night’s sleep.


Dieter R.

The preceding is a reader’s opinion, which is entirely their own.

Adam Judd
Mr. Adam Judd is the Co-owner of TPN Media since December 2017. He is originally from Washington D.C., America, but has also lived in Dallas, Sarasota, and Portsmouth. His background is in retail sales, HR, and operations management, and has written about news and Thailand for many years. He has lived in Pattaya for over nine years as a full-time resident, is well known locally and been visiting the country as a regular visitor for over a decade. His full contact information, including office contact information, can be found on our Contact Us page below. Stories please e-mail About Us: Contact Us: