After surveying the area, Sakchai said he found there are about 30-40 van stations servicing Pattaya, both legally and illegally. So he has requested the Chonburi Land Transportation Office to check licenses and regulations.
Banglamung District Chief Sakchai Taengho has ordered a crackdown on minivan operators in Pattaya.
He also plans to call a meeting of van operators to set guidelines and review service and traffic standards. The authority will also perform regular urine drug tests of drivers to help prevent accidents from intoxicated drives.