Banglamung District Chief Sakchai Taengho and Pattaya Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh led police officers and volunteers on the Jan. 9 tour of the new yellow-and-white stopping zones for baht buses, tour buses and taxis.
Police officials have started ticketing violators of no-parking zones.
Also, as promised, officers wrote tickets and locked wheels of those stopped in red-and-white “no parking” zones.
The sweep came a day after Chonburi Gov. Khomsan Ekachai announced a crackdown on the “nonsense” that Beach Road traffic has become. Double-parking and stopping in red-and-white “no parking” zones will be specifically targeted.
The yellow stop zones are located near Beach Road’s popular shopping, entertainment and hotel destinations and are spaced 4-8 minutes apart, officials said.
Sakchai promised a continual monitoring of bus-stop usage for the next three months. If people start to respect the yellow and red zones, he said, “It will solve traffic problems over the long term.”