Chonburi road checkpoints inspected

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Chonburi Deputy Gov. Chamnanwit Taerat inspected police checkpoints in Koh Chan, Bo Thong, and Nong Yai districts to see early results from Songkran’s busy travel season.

He was carrying out the governor’s order to ensure safety measures were being strictly enforced during the “seven dangerous days” of the Thai New Year, April 9-15, to reduce traffic accidents and fatalities.

Chonburi Deputy Gov. Chamnanwit Taerat (center, right, holding bag) inspected police checkpoints in Koh Chan, Bo Thong, and Nong Yai districts during the busy Songkran travel season.Chonburi Deputy Gov. Chamnanwit Taerat (center, right, holding bag) inspected police checkpoints in Koh Chan, Bo Thong, and Nong Yai districts during the busy Songkran travel season.

The province ultimately failed in that regard, recording a recent record nine deaths during the period on 19 accidents. One of the deaths came in Bo Thong.

Chonburi set up 27 checkpoints in 11 districts. Approximately 1,000 officers were stationed at the checkpoints along with volunteer from six other organizations.

Chamnanwit toured checkpoints at the Koh Pho intersection in Bo Thong, Samet, Bo Thong School, Highway 344 in front of the Highway Police Department, and the Esso petrol station in Nong Yai to encourage the officers on duty. Various goods and treats were prepared for them as well.

Deputy Gov. Teerawut Siriwan, meanwhile, inspected Joint Operation Center locations in Muang Chonburi, which had two deaths; Phan Thong; Phanat Nikhom, where three people were killed; and Ban Bung, where another three people ultimately died.

He was there to ensure emergency medics were on duty 24 hours a day and publicly announce a cooperative campaign to stop drinking and driving.