Highway checkpoint nabs drivers without licenses, helmets

Friday, 02 May 2014 From Issue Vol. XXII No. 18 By  Jetsada Homklin

Area highway police launched random checkpoints near the Pattaya Highway Police Station on Sukhumvit to catch drivers violating traffic rules.

Lt. Sirot Reunrerng headed the detail manning the post April 24 to enforce laws and make drivers aware of the need to obey traffic laws.

Pattaya highway police check vehicles on Sukhumvit Highway to catch drivers violating traffic rules.Pattaya highway police check vehicles on Sukhumvit Highway to catch drivers violating traffic rules.

The checkpoint is set up randomly twice a week. Siroj said 90 percent of those ticketed are charged with driving without a license or without a motorbike helmet.

Officers issue both warnings and tickets and also check motorcycle-taxi drivers to ensure they are licensed for business.

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