The station was staffed by local officials, police and volunteers. Together they stopped vehicles to check for alcohol use, licenses, registration, helmets and weapons.
Banglamung District Chief Sakchai Taengho kicks off the New Year crackdown on drunk drivers.
“Accidents are also caused by road conditions or damaged traffic signs resulting in confusion,” Sakchai said. “Therefore, relevant agencies have to make inspections and changes to provide facilities to citizens.”
He said drivers should also ensure their cars are in good working order and that they are not too tired or otherwise impaired to drive.
The checkpoint closed Jan. 2.