Motorbike drivers beware as Pattaya police have erected even more roadway checkpoints in the name of preventing crime.
Officers are waving over motorcyclists at five more locations in North Pattaya, checking for legal license plates, registration, helmet use and drivers’ licenses. Tickets also are being written for bikes carrying more than two people.
Police say the effort is to eradicate drugs and weapons from the city center. Crime rates spike during high season, they claimed, requiring even more vigilance to protect tourists.
Officers also cited cases of foreigners stealing motorbikes or cars they rented.
Go pay your fine at the police station over there on Soi 9.