Banglamung police tried to get a jump on drunk drivers, setting up a highway checkpoint where Sukhumvit Road enters Chonburi.
District Chief Sakchai Taengho opened the “Prevention and Reduction of Road Accidents Center” Dec. 27 with police Superintendent Col. Supachai Phuikaewkhum and other area politicians.
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.